Attending the best logistics and supply chain conferences can help your company learn about the industry’s best practices and stay ahead of the game. Even though each conference has its own strengths, unfortunately, it is almost impossible to attend all of the good conferences due to the limited time and budget. Moreover, it’s not always easy to decide which event is worth attending. We made for you a list of 10 best logistics and supply chain conferences happening in Europe in 2018. We tried to add the conferences that have high-quality attendees and are designed to make a real impact on your business, so that you can choose those that best fit your needs and your schedule:
Welcome to the first issue of “Across Logistics” news release in 2018, where we are presenting you the latest innovative technologies in logistics that happened in January.
Here is the list of topics in this issue:
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, Transmetrics selected what3words, the leading provider of the addressing systems, as the January “Company of the Month” for its outstanding achievements in revolutionizing the approach to the address
Nowadays, we often come across the news about small and large tech companies entering the logistics market with an idea to improve some parts of it through the latest technology, which pushes the current logistics players to keep innovating in order to stay competitive. Although many companies claim that they will disrupt the industry, which is estimated to reach US$12,256 billion in Global Market Worth by 2022, only a few of them actually have the power to do so. During the last year, Transmetrics Blog mentioned several innovations from Uber and Amazon and discussed what kind of value both of the tech giants could possibly bring to logistics.
AI is currently one of the most overhyped topics. There is this misguided belief that one day, computers are going to be smarter than people. That they are going to take many jobs from us and that they are going to start a war against people. In actuality, computers cannot be people because they lack creativity, imagination, and they cannot think abstractly. Artificial intelligence is a set of algorithms which can provide very complex outputs and decisions based on incoming data. Therefore when you have an individual stream of data such as anything from transport shipments to video and audio data coming from a self-driving car, AI is the software that can make decisions that are much more complicated compared to the decisions the traditional software makes.
It is our pleasure to introduce to you Transmetrics’ latest Advisory Board member Nils Wemhoener, a former Senior Vice President Operations Overland for Kuehne + Nagel AG. Mr. Wemhoener is a Logistics and Supply Chain Management professional with an innovative mindset and over 15 years of T&L and Consultancy experience. In this interview conducted by Transmetrics’ Co-Founder and CCO Anna Shaposhnikova, Mr. Wemhoener talks about his industry experience and shares his views on innovation and digital transformation in the logistics sector as well as his motivation to join us at Transmetrics.
We are entering a long-awaited holiday season, which is going to transport us to the new year of 2018. We discussed many topics in logistics this year including Blockchain, Electric vehicles, Robots and even Autonomous cargo ships and we can conclude that 2017 was a great year for the technology in logistics. We expect 2018 to lead the innovations on the data side of the industry with technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and Blockchain. What do you think 2018 will bring to logistics?
As a means of cutting transportation costs from third party freight companies, eCommerce giant Amazon is rolling out its own fleets of air, road and sea vehicles. Amazon already boasts a 40 strong fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft, has registered for a license for sea freight and has had a patent approved for plans for a futuristic, high speed subterranean urban delivery system. The arrival of well funded, global tech players should set off warning alarms for traditional logistics companies, however, the real disruptive force isn’t from underground pipes, ships or planes. It is from effective use of data.
Today, we are happy to present you the newest format of our blog – “Transmetrics CEO Comments.” In this set of articles, our CEO will share his professional opinion on the concepts which emerge at the interception of logistics and innovation. The goal of the format is to unravel the misconceptions about the new technologies and to highlight the power that they can bring to logistics.
While we are almost ready to step into the new year, 2017 still has some aces in the sleeve for the logistics industry. This year, in a nutshell, was a year of non-logistics players entering the industry through innovations. For example, in May Uber officially announced the launch of Uber Freight to tackle the logistics market, Alphabet’s autonomous car unit Waymo brought the power of driverless driving to trucks and just this month Tesla presented its Semi Truck with specs that are beyond industry’s standard. The only way for the industry players to respond to such rivalry is to invest time and resources in new technologies like UPS did while exploring the blockchain. The shift in logistics is happening. The question is, as a logistics player, are you doing anything about it? As one famous Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”