Transportation management, distribution and warehouse management, yard management, reverse logistics

Descartes Transforming the Customer Experience

Descartes is elevating and broadening the scope and value of the transportation management function from the traditional behind-the-scenes efficiency and cost control to a more visible, customer-facing role, creating a superior customer experience.

Looking Forward to 2019: Hot Topics for the New Year

There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID.

IoT: From Hype to Adoption – Part One

Small and medium manufacturers and wholesale distributors are trying to determine where IoT fits into their busi­ness strategies, within the constraints of limited budgets, inhouse expertise, bandwidth, and technical resources. This requires prioritizing many potential IoT initiatives. In part one of this two-part series, we look at three areas that manufacturers and distributors are implementing IoT: 1) on the plant floor, 2) in supply chain and logistics, and 3) in service and repair.

End-to-End at E2open

At the recent E2open Leaders’ Forum, we learned more about their vision, approach, and roadmap to providing a comprehensive end-to-end platform and network. Recent acquisitions have punctuated the differences in strategy from other network platform providers.

One Network Launches Global Logistics Gateway

The competitive stakes have changed for shippers over the last few years with customer expectations mounting. Logistics is not an afterthought, but a core, essential part of the brand. Omnichannel, outsourcing and new modes of customer service have elevated the role of the carrier requiring solutions, that not only provide TM functions for carriers, but put their capacity and availability within a demand driven supply chain network.

Descartes Scores More Points in the Visibility Game with Acquisition of MacroPoint

Lack of precision to create reliable outcomes plagues the logistics process. With zeal and lots of money, companies are trying to plug the hole in visibility with a huge array of systems and technology. Of late, billions of dollars have been poured into the Logistics technology market to provide end-to-end visibility.

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