“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: April 2019

“Across Logistics” Innovation News Release: April 2019

Logistics Innovation News

Picture Credit: Anthony Bernier/Renault

Welcome to the April issue of “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release, where we are presenting you the latest innovative technologies and important news in logistics that happened over the last month.

Here is the list of topics in this issue:

Logistics of the Future: Best Trucking Startups

Logistics of the Future: Best Trucking Startups

Best Trucking Startups

This article is part of the “Logistics of the Future” series looking at the best logistics startups today.

Cargo trucks have been a common sight on roads around the globe for decades. But while logistics technology has advanced drastically over the years, the trucking sector remained largely untouched until very recently. Due to its dependence on manual drivers and operations, the industry has struggled to overcome major inefficiencies: Excessive paperwork, long waits at distribution centers, running empty trucks, to name a few.

Knowing Where Your Logistics Data Comes from is Very Important. Here’s Why

Knowing Where Your Logistics Data Comes from is Very Important. Here’s Why

Logistics Data

In the following guest feature, Nick Chubb, Head of Growth at Intelligent Cargo Systems, shares his insights on why the origin and the quality of logistics data is an extremely important aspect of your business and what are the actionable steps that companies can take today to improve it.

We are increasingly becoming data-driven decision makers in both our personal and professional lives. It’s rare that I will step out of my front door in the morning without checking the weather on my phone, and it’s equally rare that I will make a procurement decision without looking up the supplier on Crunchbase or Capterra to research the market, competitors, pricing, and quality of service. This data-driven approach makes sense for many reasons; I don’t often get caught in the rain without an umbrella and being able to see a supplier’s top competitors ensures I don’t ever pay over the odds for a service. When extended to an organization, a data-driven approach enables teams to better serve their customers by using data to drive their actions. If done correctly, it enables an organization to take a far more customer-centric approach to how they do business.