2018 was rich for the discussions about logistics innovations. The industry demonstrated its readiness to move forward and try out new technologies in order to solve the long-going challenges of inefficiency, under-utilization of logistics assets, and limited capabilities of the IT infrastructure.
AI and Big Data, Autonomous Transportation, Blockchain and Predictive Logistics were just a few topics covered by Transmetrics Blog in 2018. The following articles proved to be the most engaging in 2018 among our readers.
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Top Logistics Innovation News of 2018
Each month in 2018, “Across Logistics” Innovation News Release was looking into the latest news on the intersection of logistics and technology. And from that perspective, 2018 was extremely eventful for the industry.
The rise of autonomous and electric trucks, drone tests, Blockchain projects, and initiatives… This is just the top of the iceberg of logistics innovation topics which were the high points of 2018.
This article dives into the highlights and provides a great overview of the important logistics innovation news which happened last year.
10 Logistics and Supply Chain Events in Europe You Should Visit in 2019
Each year thousands of logistics and supply chain professionals are attending multiple supply chain and logistics events that are not only helping them to learn about the current industry’s best practices but also giving them the insight about the trends and technologies of tomorrow. Although each event has its highlights, unfortunately, it is almost impossible to attend all of the good logistics conferences due to the tight schedules, limited time and budget. In order to save your time, we made for you a list of 10 best Supply Chain and Logistics events happening in Europe in 2019.
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Blockchain in Logistics – Will It Change the Industry?
Since its first implementation with bitcoin back in 2008, blockchain has shown extreme promise to upend a number of industries – and most recently, the industry in the spotlight has been transport and logistics. In December 2017, logistics leader UPS joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. In January 2018, Maersk and IBM announced their intention to form a blockchain joint venture. And in February 2018, Warren Buffet’s BNSF Railway joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance as the first of seven major railroads to do so.
To understand more about this industry transition, Transmetrics’ Co-Founder and CCO, Anna Shaposhnikova, spoke with Martijn Siebrand, expert and advisor in Blockchain technology in Supply Chain.
Note: This is a two-part interview series.
Logistics of the Future: Best Last-Mile Delivery Startups
In 2018, we’ve started a brand new series of articles looking at the best startups in different sectors of logistics.
As you may know, delivery from the transport hub to the shipment’s final destination has become one of the major focus points for logistics companies as more and more people head online to buy their goods. Quick delivery direct to door is no longer something that is “nice to have”, it is a customer expectation.
The following article showcases the best last-mile delivery startups that are working to streamline this process using the latest technologies such as drones, driverless vehicles,and logistics intelligence platforms.
“6 Ways to Improve Logistics Performance With Big Data” – Guest Article by Youredi
From improving healthcare to suggesting what movies to watch, Big Data is being used to improve our lives on a daily basis. Accordingly, businesses across the globe — and across industries — have spent extensive amounts of their marketing budgets on using this data to gain expert insight into both their businesses and their customers. In doing so, they have been able to optimize processes and, consequently, customer experience.
However, while most industries got on board years ago, logistics has been a bit slower to implement and reap the rewards of big data. Granted, the industry already leverages big data in a multitude of ways, but it is unquestionable that it could be better utilized to advance the industry even further. Records have indicated that supply chain executives agree. According to Supply Chain Management World research, 64 percent of
The following guest feature by Youredi, a leading global provider of a cloud-based Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution, dives into the 6 ways your logistics performance could be improved with Big Data.
Top 5 Technology and Innovation Trends Revolutionizing Trucking Now
Autonomous and electric vehicles, platooning, big data, integrated tech: trucking is sure not what it used to be. Smart solutions have inherently changed the way goods are transported around the world with analytics creating a more efficient supply chain – and the industry knows it. According to Supply Chain Management World research, 64 percent of executives think that big data and the insights it brings will have a disrupting power that can pivot the industry forever.
And why wouldn’t big data and innovation be changing the game? Amazon is using it, Maersk is using it, Walmart is using it. The world’s biggest companies are already integrating tech-driven and data-backed solutions to make their operations as efficient as possible. In fact, one study found that 98 percent of third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and 93 percent of shippers believed data-driven decision-making was essential to supply chain activities.
Technology is revolutionizing how trucking companies deliver, and it is not only about speed – lives and money are also being saved in the process. This article is looking at 5 technology and innovation trends which are disrupting the trucking industry at the moment.
We hope you have enjoyed our best articles of 2018. Please let us know in the comments about the topics you would like to read about in 2019 on Transmetrics Blog!