Best practices for adoption of telematics/Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) include vision, policy, communications, training, creating the right incentives, KPI management, and value realization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One – Ensuring Delivered Freshness
Freshness ‘blindness’ causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date–a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it takes to create a reliable and accurate algorithm that models deterioration of different varieties of produce exposed to different temperature histories.
Supply Chain Solutions – Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution
Highlights of what we learned at NRF’s annual conference from providers of supply chain planning and optimization, IoT and RFID, omnichannel and order management, global logistics, PLM, and Geographic Information Systems.
Inforum 2016 – Diverse Innovation on Display
At Inforum, we got a good sense of the energy, innovation, and ability to evolve that is keeping Infor competitive.
Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain
Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperature within each pallet–from the moment it is picked in the field until the end delivery at the retailer–smarter decisions can be made, based on that information, and losses can be cut in half for both the grower and the grocer.