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trucking trends

Change is one of the most constant things to beware of when planning for your business, career, or future investments. It’s already clear that 2017 is in no way an exception to this rule. With 3.5 million truckers on the road as we speak, the changes this industry is seeing has a significant effect on nearly every aspect of the American economy and way of life.

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small business technology

With the rapid advancement in technology, a lot of small and medium scale enterprises are now able to compete in the market with much better business tools that improve their efficiency and accuracy. And as we welcome the new year, new small business technology and trends are surfacing once again which will further make technology an imperative in small business today.

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RECENT TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017.
Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

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trends in supply chain

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management.
Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time.

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logistics industry

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that Apple introduced its iPad in the year 2010, and now tablet sales are about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. Consider Facebook that was launched out of a dorm room in college and now boasts over a billion users.

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The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear.  Logistics companies help manufacturers and shippers improve customer service and satisfaction, global expertise in trade, reduce risk, enable rapid expansion and start-up, and reduce current and future costs.

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The Industrial Revolution helped change and bring prosperity into the world of manufacturing. As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s, procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work.

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transportation management trends

2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry, and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. Some of these transportation management trends reflect real worries for the logistics industry. However, logistics providers and shippers are starting to understand how to best combat each of these problems through the application of transportation management technologies.