Big Data in Logistics

Talking Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Everybody talks about it, but what does Big Data really mean? When it comes to leveraging Big Data effectively in your organization, where do you begin? What is Big Data? Like many buzzwords, Big Data means different things to different people. Big Data is not a Technology. This is true with Big Data too.

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The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Again and again, digitization and data were at the heart of panel and networking conversations. Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. and “What are we using the data for?”

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Trending Sources

GE Transportation links with project44 for intermodal data connectivity

DC Velocity

Integration to support data from rail networks, yards, intermodal terminals, and maritime ports. Technology

Accelerating Business Growth And Lowering Cost With Data Analytics

Blue Grace Logistics

The main solution – and greatest hope for companies engaged in shipping activity – is data analytics. What To Do: It’s All about Data Analytics . The main solution – and greatest hope for companies engaged in shipping activity– is data analytics.

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

As more supply chain data is generated and collected, there’s growing demand for data scientists in the industry. “We’re We’re increasing the number of data scientists we’re hiring,” said Linbloom.

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Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

Kane is Able

Actually, I’ve been surprised at the extent to which the exchange of supply chain data in the logistics world remains old-school or simply manual. About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one.

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Connected trucks: All the data, all the possibilities

Fleet Owner

Safety on the highways relies on massive data integration

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The Takeaway from CSCMP Conference: The Data Problem Runs Deep

Talking Logistics

The industry is moving in an unprecedented direction that is increasingly digitized and more data-centric than ever, and logistics leaders are looking to increase efficiency with artificial intelligence (AI). The Data Problem. What should a data cleansing initiative look like?

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Big Data and Business Intelligence: What You Need to Know

Blue Grace Logistics

‘Big Data’ has become one of the biggest buzzwords lately. While having access to “big data” is all well and good and easy enough if you’re willing to pay for it, turning it into something usable is a different matter altogether. A Little Bit of Big Data.

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Revolutionizing the RFP Process with Data

Logistics Problem Solving

However, new software solutions that provide clean, accurate freight data are a huge step forward in making the carrier RFP process more efficient and effective. The process typically starts with gathering data from their freight payment provider or system. Then the user must clean the data to remove all the non-standard shipments, balance due bills or incorrect data. The Benefits of Using Big Data to Improve the RFP Process. Web/Tech Big Data Logistics RFP

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Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain: Solve the Data Problem First

Talking Logistics

What’s most important is the [approach and methods you use] to adapt and solve the underlying data issues that will enable you set up your supply chain for the long term — true transformation rather than slapping a bandaid on it.”. The other surprising thing,” he added, “is that people are looking for off-the-shelf technology that looks sexy without taking a fundamentally different approach — that is, without solving the data problem first.”.

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Survey data indicates driver pay keeps climbing

Fleet Owner

ATA, NTI research also indicates the driver shortage will keep growing as well

Accident data and telematics can improve driver safety

Fleet Owner

“By analyzing patterns in data on GPS, speed, engines, fuel consumption and more, commercial vehicle operations can improve safety

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Cost-Effective Parcel Execution Starts with Data … All the Data

Logistics Viewpoints

Sadly, even as shipping costs are increasing at more than twice the rate of inflation, all of this data is locked […]. The post Cost-Effective Parcel Execution Starts with Data … All the Data appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. There are hundreds of thousands of 3rd party and carrier-provided shipping systems in circulation like label-printing cash registers cha-chinging in warehouses all over the world.

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Getting answers from your fleet's data

Fleet Owner

Once you have amassed all this data, you can use it to help determine optimal life cycle and the best replacement time for each individual asset

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains – Talking Logistics

247 Customs Broker

Again and again, digitization and data were at the heart of panel and networking conversations. Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. We all know how the industry handles the data issue.

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PFJ: Data may be key to truck parking problem

Fleet Owner

Truck stop chain thinks knowing where spaces are available in real time is critical

Logistics Data Sharing in the Cloud

Material Handling and Logistics

GateHouse Logistics A/S has introduced ghShare, a cloud portal designed to simplify the way logistics data is shared between carriers and shippers

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Real-time truck parking data aims to strengthen Midwest freight corridors

Fleet Owner

Eight state DOTs have created a regional system that will post truck parking availability along highways and share data with telematics apps in real time

Using ELD data to prevent accidents and improve performance

Fleet Owner

have electronic logging devices (ELDs), fleets are asking themselves what they can be doing with all the data that they’re collecting The ELD Mandate leveled the playing field, but now that the majority of carriers in the U.S.

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Using Big Data to Optimize the Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel Logistics

Big data supplies businesses with an abundance of information that can help apparel retailers make smart decisions. Data on consumer engagement helps marketing professionals enhance their content, while purchase details can help improve supply chain choices.

Data Sharer and Unifier Adds Module to Carrier/Shipper Service

Logistics Business Magazine

Data unifier GateHouse Logistics has introduced a new module to improve and simplify secure data sharing between carriers and shippers. It claims its new cloud portal improves and simplifies the way logistics data is shared between carriers and shippers.

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Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

This created a big need in the market that has been filled through the advent of cloud computing, which allows large amounts of data to be collected and stored easily and inexpensively. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

WEX to offer new data analytics platform

Fleet Owner

has announced the evolution of its data analytics platform. Corporate payment solutions enterprise WEX Inc. ClearView Snap will be released in June to provide fleet administration a simpler, speedier way to view business expenses, the company noted

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Leveraging Traffic Data for Smart Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Leveraging Traffic Data for Smart Transportation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Urbanization raises a complex set of challenges from moving people around large and congested cities to making sure freight arrives on time. Cities should optimize traffic management and parking systems, improve mobility-as-a-service, and supervise infrastructure and existing asset management.

ATRI seeks data to assess impacts of e-commerce

Fleet Owner

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) issued a data call for its Impacts of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry report. The online questionnaire seeks to capture how the emergence of e-commerce has changed industry business models an

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Data privacy and security need to be watchwords in trucking

Fleet Owner

A new survey finds 85% of consumers won’t do business with a company if they’re concerned about their data practices. Freight customers probably feel the same way

6 Ways Big Data is enhancing the global supply chain

The Logistics Academy

As global supply chains become more complex and customers more demanding, the race is on to develop software applications that can effectively manage and make sense of the zettabytes of data being generated by our digital world. Defined as the massive volume of structured and unstructured data that can’t possibly be processed using traditional software or database strategies, Big Data is affecting every corner of the business world. How can Big Data help?

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EU-China customs data-sharing project touches down at Schiphol

The LoadStar

It’s taken a long time, but a plan to share data between customs authorities is being piloted between the EU and China. It should reduce lead times and customs procedures as well as increasing security, as the two customs authorities share their data on the lanes.

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GE Transportation selects project44 to enhance multimodal data connectivity capabilities

247 Customs Broker

GE Transportation has selected project44’s modern SaaS platform to expand its multimodal data connectivity capabilities. In another development, Port of Long Beach has launched data-sharing project with GE Transportation to enhance cargo flow efficiencies. LBR Staff Writer.

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Out of the office (freight data) notes

247 Customs Broker

Many of the items I received were notable and typically would merit individual news items of their own, but in the interest of getting caught up and moving forward, I thought it would be good to provide a brief summary of some of the key data-driven things that occurred while I was out of the office. For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at -8.8, The third and final data item of note comes in the form of the Cass Freight Index Report.

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Don’t be Fooled: Finding True Data Integration

Logistics Problem Solving

The difference between systems integration and a solution that integrates data is the most misunderstood concept in the market today. Companies sometimes think that systems integration is the same as data integration. Data Integration Offer More Value than Systems Integration. Data integration merges all these records together and goes a step further by transforming it into actionable data. Data Integration vs. Data Aggregation.

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Data

The Logistics Academy

Increasingly, supply chains are all about the data. If I were writing that scene today, I’d substitute the word: Data. One noted that he had heard the same statistics at three sessions in a row: 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years; there are 6,000 tweets per second; and 5 billion posts per day on Facebook. The other remarked: “Every session I’ve been to has been about data.”. For now, there is data, data everywhere.

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February truck tonnage is mixed, according to ATA data

247 Customs Broker

The post February truck tonnage is mixed, according to ATA data appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor ·. March 20, 2018.

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Unsustainable Stability: The Data Behind International Freight in 2017

247 Customs Broker

Here’s the full story, as we see it through the prism of data. This report leverages over 750 million price points, provided by Freightos, the online freight marketplace , leveraging data from the Freightos International Freight Index and Freightos Rate Insight.

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How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

The Logistics Academy

Supply chain management is a field where Big Data and analytics have obvious applications. Until recently, however, businesses have been less quick to implement big data analytics in supply chain management than in other areas of operation such as marketing or manufacturing. In 2013 the Journal of Business Logistics published a white paper calling for “crucial” research into the possible applications of Big Data within supply chain management.

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Artificial intelligence and big data can take global freight into a new era

The LoadStar

Hong Kong-based Gravity Supply Chain is utilising artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to bring e-commerce-style supply chain visibility to international freight. The post Artificial intelligence and big data can take global freight into a new era appeared first on The Loadstar.

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Schiphol Airport Launches Platform Linking Flower Shipment Data and Air Waybill

Airfreight Logistics

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is improving their trust and transparency throughout supply chain pertaining to flower shipment data being linked with Air Waybill numbers at the point of origin.

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Transfer “mechanism” for ELD data remains a sticking point

Fleet Owner

Roadside inspectors still adjusting to new way they will receive electronic logbook information from truck drivers

Big Data and Your Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel Logistics

Big Data has always had the potential to offer powerful insights for business management, but it was only recently that analytics tools caught up to the point where small businesses and everyday IT professionals could interact meaningfully with this information.

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