Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive, Agile Operations

By LM Staff · January 18, 2018 Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what […]

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Maersk and IBM roll out blockchain-based joint venture with a global trade focus

With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global […]

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project44 introduces rail visibility API

Following a November rollout of a new truckload visibility offering designed to enable a smarter information flow across shippers’ supply chains, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, is taking the same approach for freight […]

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Logility acquires Halo Business Intelligence to expand advanced analytics

By Josh Bond, Senior Editor · November 28, 2017 Logility, a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, has acquired privately-held Halo Business Intelligence, a San Diego-based supplier of advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market. Gartner’s ranking of the top 10 companies based on revenues […]

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Make Your Products Smarter in the Supply Chain with the IoT

Date/TimeThursday, November 16, 2017 2:00PM ModeratorMike Levans, Group Editorial Director, Peerless Media LLC. PanelistsBill Van Orsdel, Director of Business Development, North America, Thinfilm Electronics Inc. Register Today! How can you convert your products into communication platforms and cost reduction tools? By making them a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Using temperature-sensing smart labels […]

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Supply Chain Visibility is Dead

By LM Staff · November 7, 2017 With the advent of the internet of things (IoT), digital supply chain solutions are now providing real-time IoT-based vs. latent EDI-based visibility.  Despite these advances, however, few people realize that supply chain visibility has become the shadow of a much greater value driver.   While it’s nice to […]

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Defining Your Metrics for Freight Audit & Payment (FAP) Success

Date/TimeThursday, November 9, 2017 2:00PM ModeratorMike Levans, Supply Chain Group Editorial Director, Peerless Media LLC. PanelistsDon Baptiste, CEO, TRAX Technologies Alan Chute, Senior Vice President, Solution Design, TRAX Technologies Register Today! Companies looking to engage FAP service providers are typically eager to improve their on-time payments—but what if that’s not the best way to measure […]

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NetSuite for 3PL

By SCMR Staff · October 27, 2017 In today’s fast paced market, successful logistics providers recognize that strengthening their companies’ back-office technology is essential to capitalizing on new opportunities. Having full visibility into key operations—whether for tracking shipments, managing on-time deliveries or having a consolidated view of financials—can be the difference between thriving and barely […]

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An industry at a cross-roads

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in LM’s sister publication, Modern Materials Handling.  I’m in Florida this week at the annual meeting of MHI, the organization that represents the materials handling industry in North America and produces the ProMat and Modex trade shows.  At a prior meeting, I described MHI as an organizations at a cross-roads, and I think it’s […]

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Future of Enterprise Cloud is Outlined at Oracle OpenWorld

International shippers from Bloom Energy, FedEx, and Gapjoined Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on stage at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco to share predictions on how “the Cloud” will reshape supply chains. “Ten years from now we expect one hundred percent of application development to be conducted in the Cloud,” said Hurd. Furthermore, he added, 80% of production apps will be […]

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XPO to roll out new last mile technology offering in November

Global freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics Inc. said this week that next month it plans to roll out a new interactive last mile technology, which, it said, will help consumers manage retail home deliveries.  XPO is the largest provider of last mile logistics for North America-based heavy goods, handling roughly 13 million carrier-based deliveries and installations […]

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