Supply chain digitalization

Watch for five supply chain ERP trends in 2020

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is essential to help your supply chain run smoothly and provide insight into daily operations. Here are five changes you should expect for ERP software for 2020, and how they’ll likely affect the supply chain.  1. A growing realization that ERP systems and associated technologies cut costs When the Supply …

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Commentary: Wolfgang Lehmacher – a profile in supply chain, innovation and technology

I am very excited to bring FreightWaves readers a profile of Wolfgang Lehmacher. I have never met Wolfgang, but I discovered him while I was making the transition from a generalist early-stage venture capitalist (VC) at KEC Ventures, to becoming a VC specializing in early-stage tech startups in supply chain across various industries. I often …

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Commentary: Your supply chain is part of your consumer experience

As news about the struggles Rent The Runway is experiencing began appearing in the press over the past week, I have been reminded of a blog post I wrote in 2014, Why Tech Startups Can Gain Competitive Advantage from Operations .  Rent The Runway is not alone. A few weeks ago, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen learned …

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Global logistics software company WiseTech reports huge rise in revenues and profits

Pictured: Richard White, CEO and founder of WiseTech Global. Photo: Wisetech WiseTech (ASX:WTC ), a global provider of advanced logistics software, has reported a whopping 57 percent growth in revenues and a massive 37 percent net profit after tax for its full 2018-2019 financial year. Revenues generated in the last financial year stood at A$348.3 …

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The true impact of digitization and automation on supply chains

Over the last decade, the proliferation of digital applications and platforms into the freight industry has seen steady growth, thanks in part to the conscious push by companies towards embracing technologies that drive efficiency and reduce costs. The rise of e-commerce has ended up putting last-mile logistics in the spotlight, prompting stakeholders to look at …

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Capital Logistics joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Capital Logistics, a leading national non-asset based logistics firm, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to establishing best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. Other BiTA members include Descartes, Daimler, FedEx and SAP, among dozens of global brands. Capital Logistics will bring its extensive knowledge of freight, …

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Finding transportation capacity during the crunch

Article written by: Mark Kunar, EVP, Strategy, Transportation and Automotive, Engineering & Manufacturing, Chemical & Energy, DHL Supply Chain, North America It was hard to escape the economic realities of the transportation capacity crunch in 2018. DAT Solutions, which tracks trucking industry data, reported a 31 percent increase in the national average spot rate for …

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Commentary: Three themes driving a new era of competition in supply chain

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for contributors with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. Last week the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation held its inaugural global summit in New York City, on June 19 and June 20 . In this article I will highlight three themes that …

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Commentary: Key supply chain innovation issues to consider in a world with VUCA

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for market experts with unique knowledge from numerous transportation sectors. For a couple of years now, I wake up each morning thinking to myself, “I wonder what insane thing happened while I was asleep.” Initially, it was an enervating experience. Now, I have become accustomed to it, and …

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On the road again – three ways data is enabling smarter transportation management

The rise of e-commerce continues to drive greater expectations around speed, agility and visibility. Transportation and warehousing providers have been forced to evolve rapidly to keep pace with increasingly high service level demands – from manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Supply chain technology – powered by data and analytics – is enabling that evolution. These powerful …

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