Nowadays, we don’t get surprised when we hear about yet another company building an autonomous passenger car. The driverless car trend is already upon us – from Ford to Volvo, and to Mercedes-Benz, most car manufacturers name 2020 as the year when fully autonomous vehicles will be ready for regular use. The cargo industry is slightly behind the trend, but just last week Tesla unveiled their long-awaited Semi Truck. Tesla Semi has the 800-kilometer range and enhanced autopilot features that allow it to drive itself on the highway, stay in its lane and keep a safe distance from the vehicles and other obstacles around. With more automation examples coming to the transport and logistics industry, it is really interesting to see how this technology is evolving. While in-land automation is already being discussed and tested by the major players in the industry, the large autonomous ocean vessels is a new promising trend in the maritime sector. We would like to thank Freighthub and Dr. Michael Ardelt for providing us with the following article on Autonomous Ships. Enjoy!
Logistics is behind every product in our world. Electronics, apparel, consumables – everything is being manufactured and moved around the globe in order to be delivered to the end customer. Logistics is a hidden power which stands behind the global economy, supports it and influences it in a lot of ways. However, this power is not unstoppable, because of such unpredictable events as the famous cyber attack on Maersk, which paralyzed global trade for several months. It did not stop consumers from purchasing more products though. With an increase of e-commerce volumes that will double by 2021, more and more goods are going to be shipped around the world. The question is – Can logistics actually predict the economy by using the historical data from the industry?
Every month we select one company which represents a positive example of innovation in logistics and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month, we would like to announce that Transmetrics selected Log-hub, the warehouse marketplace, as the November “Company of the Month” for its outstanding vision for the digital future of warehouse management. In order to learn more about the story behind the company, we asked Dirk Reich, a co-founder of the company, a couple of questions about the business. Congratulations, Log-hub!
As any other industry, in order to move forward, the logistics sector has to face the new challenges and find the ways to overcome them. With an increasing customer demand for products and services, logistics players have to be agile and think out of the box. If such questions as “What can we do to
We would like to thank Ken Lyon and Transport Intelligence for providing us with the following piece about Blockchain and the challenges for its adoption in the logistics industry. Blockchain is a relatively new concept in the context of the logistics industry, and right now its full potential is yet to be uncovered for this
Every month we select one company which represents a positive example of innovation in logistics, and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month we are proud to announce that FreightHub is recognized as the October company of the month for its leading role in digitalizing the European freight forwarding, and for pursuing the finest customer service in the industry. In order to understand their success, we asked them a couple of questions about their business. Congratulations, FreightHub!
We would like to thank Dr. Yingli Wang and Dr. Stephen Pettit for providing us with this article from their book E-Logistics: Managing Your Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage. The increasing volume and detail of information generated by organisations, social media and the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to an ‘explosion’ in
As Logistics connects the world through complex delivery networks, Innovation unites the globe by bringing the power of technology to its every corner. While we are reading the news about IoT application at the Chinese manufacturing sites, Switzerland is testing drone delivery networks to service their healthcare systems. And while the government and retail businesses are collaborating to decrease traffic and pollution in British cities, more and more players appear in the US electric semi truck market creating an environment for healthy competition. The logistics industry of every country has its specifics. We should explore and study successful local innovations, because everything local has potential to become global.
Innovation leads the progress. It has become an unstoppable process. And the only way to keep up with this process, when you are a part of a highly complex industry as logistics, is to innovate yourself. Companies that are waiting for innovation and just planning to implement some current trends will stay behind the companies
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