Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services.
Freight claim loss is almost a taboo subject in modern shipping. No one wants to touch it, but it’s important to know which freight claim laws govern certain modes of transportations, allowing everyone to understand when and if a claim is appropriate. Let’s look at some of these freight claim laws and what they mean for freight transportation liability.
The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are similar, but both function on the connection of equipment to the internet and applying data collected to consumer and business needs, including the needs of manufacturers.
2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come.
Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. Our predictions focused on using new technologies and best practices to correct inefficiencies and problems. But, the true scope of change and focus went a bit further than expected.
Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. The level of visibility across entire supply chains grew as collaboration became the new normal. Reshoring was set to become a major trend as well, but at the close of the year, actual reshoring and nearshoring efforts did not surpass most logistics trends.
Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. In addition, the role of these technologies is becoming more than a means of guaranteeing profits; they are enabling more small businesses to compete with larger, big box retailers, which drives prices down for end users.
As we head into 2017, we are featuring our most read articles of 2016 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, and Freight. Last week, we ended with the top 5 Freight stories from 2016.
We wrap up this series with the top 5 Transportation Management stories of 2016.
As we head into 2017, we are featuring our most read articles of 2016 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, and Freight. Yesterday, we published the top 5 Supply Chain stories from 2016.
Next, we focus on the top 5 Logistics stories of 2016.