Perfecting the customer’s last mile delivery experience can be achieved by reducing logistics complexity and increasing efficiency, while controlling costs.
Transportation management, distribution and warehouse management, yard management, reverse logistics
The Case for Autonomous Long-Haul Trucking
Predictions for rollout of driverless cars have shifted from “before 2020” to “after 2030”. Here we explore the many reasons we will likely see driverless long-haul trucking in a hub-to-hub model well before driverless cars are plying our city streets.
Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics — Part Three: Mining and Logistics
In this final article of the series, we discuss current activities and future potential in space-based mining, as well as the various kinds of logistics that will be required for the emerging, diverse, space economy.
Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics: Part Two – Examples of Types of Manufacturing Being Pursued Now
We explore examples of space-based manufacturing that are currently being considered or pursued, such as ZBLAN optical fibers, biomanufacturing, construction of large structures, space-based farming, drugs, microfabrication, carbon nanotubes, and perfect spheres.
Last Mile Delivery Excellence – Part One: Perfecting the Customer’s Experience
Customers’ expectations for delivery excellence continue to climb for faster, error-free delivery, more granular visibility, more convenience, and increased flexibility. Here we discuss specific strategies and capabilities that leading companies are using to try and perfect the customer’s delivery experience, such as via hyperlocal delivery, dynamic dispatch and routing, adaptable workflows, dwell time reduction, real-time visibility, expanding the range of delivery windows, locations, and options, sustainable delivery, last minute rescheduling, and more
Space-Based Manufacturing and Logistics – Part One: Why Now?
Plummeting launch costs are poised to make manufacturing in space economically feasible for a set of materials and products that can take advantage of unique attributes of space-based production. Here we explore why space-based manufacturing may be on the verge of becoming a reality.
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3G: Solution Assessments
Here we assess Mercado’s supply chain network/platform for connecting retailers with suppliers, forwarders and brokers, carriers, and other service providers in the order-to-delivery process for imports. We also cover Zencargo’s solution for mid-sized retailers who are doing significant importing and seek control tower capabilities combined with freight forwarding services.
B2B Communications – Part Two: Streamlining Commercial Processes, Logistics/Global Trade, and Product Management
We look at digitization of order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, global trade, product management, and logistics processes.
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3E: Solution Assessments
We assess Infor Nexus, an end-to-end multi-party networked platform for global trade, with visibility throughout the purchase-to-pay process.
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3D
An assessment of IBM Sterling’s Inventory Control Tower solution for global supply chains with critical inventory needs—especially healthcare providers, grocery retailers, and spare parts dealers. We also look at Elementum, provider of incident management for companies with large complex supply chains where many issues arise requiring multi-party collaboration.
Telematics Transformation: Part Three – Getting Value Now and in the Future
Regulations mandating ELD devices in trucks have impacted companies and the industry. Here we look at those impacts and at key actions fleet owners can take to generate value from their ELD investments.