“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: October 2017

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 help postal workers operate more efficiently in the cities?” or “How can we optimize the last mile delivery?” are on the discussion board, then companies need to look for help in the realm of latest technology. Consequently, we can increase the efficiency of postal workers by accompanying them with the robots and optimize last mile delivery by giving access to such tools as the innovative location delivery system and autonomous vehicles. It is true that the number of challenges for the industry is increasing year-to-year. However, the amount and the quality of solutions are increasing as well, thus the logistics players should constantly scan the market for new ones and not to be afraid to test them. Perhaps, that is the way to become a top-notch service provider in the 21st century.

Welcome to the October Issue of “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release, where we are presenting you the latest innovative technologies in logistics.

Here is the list of topics in this issue:

Logistics Startup of the Month: FreightHub

FreightHub Transmetrics

Every month we select one Logistics Startup 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 Logistics Startup 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!

Big Data in Logistics

Big Data in Logistics

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