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Supply Chain IoT Unlocks Efficiency and Transparency

In a Connect post published almost two years ago (“Connecting into the Future of TMS Technology”), I described the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) as “one of the most exciting chapters in the development of TMS technology.”

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

smart mobilityGroundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Read More…

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017

SelfDrivingIn January, I attended the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with Jason Craig, C.H. Robinson’s director of government affairs. While a variety of issues were discussed, the hottest topic across transportation policy professionals was new technology that could dramatically shape the future of logistics: autonomous vehicles (AV) and their potential implications on society and transportation. Three themes seem to be emerging around AV in freight transportation:

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Countdown to Black Friday: Is Your Supply Chain Wired for Success?

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In many ways, technology can be the determining factor of what makes or breaks major logistics events, like the upcoming Black Friday shopping holiday. It takes planning and precision to execute an efficient, effective supply chain under typical circumstances; the surge leading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday only magnifies the importance of thorough preparation—or the frustration of a glitch.
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