The Digitization of Freight

Talking Logistics

The digitization of freight is one topic that has generated a lot of industry buzz and animated discussion over the past couple of years, but also a lot of confusion and questions. What exactly is freight digitization? And what actions should companies take to leverage the opportunities inherent in the digitization revolution? Defining the digitization of freight. Brian compared it to the movie, television and audio industries where everything is digital now.

Warehouse Digitalization : The Future of Warehousing


Looking at the next 2 to 10 years, a predicted surge in the preference for digital transformation will bring fundamental changes to the way warehouses operate, thus taking the adoption of disruptive warehouse digitalization to its apex. warehouse manager warehouse technology modern warehouse warehouse automation warehouse digitalization warehouse optimzation warehouse efficiency

Digital Transformation Workforce Evolution

Logistics Viewpoints

Currently, many companies view digital transformation as being technology-driven. Often missing from these conversations is a focus on the human element of digital transformation. What changes will occur in the digital transformation workforce? The post Digital Transformation Workforce Evolution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Labor Digital Transformation

Defining Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Construction Is Lagging In Digitization LET’S GET UNSTUCK ,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor). What is so new about digital transformation? Haven’t we been using the internet, Web, email, and other digital tools for decades in our business? Then why all the fuss today about digital transformation?

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend. You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up.

Achieving Energy Savings through a Digital Transformation: The Vopak Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

Vopak, a leading operator of tank terminals, is undergoing a digital transformation. The post Achieving Energy Savings through a Digital Transformation: The Vopak Case Study appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain Optimization Digital Transformation Machine Learning optimizationOne of their projects occurred at their Savannah terminal. New sensors, machine learning, and optimization drove significant energy savings.

Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain

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The post Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Visibility Digital Supply ChainA new head of supply chain at Pfizer asked a simple question, “If Amazon can provide end to end shipment status of my orders, why can’t Pfizer.” That was the impetus for a supply chain visibility project. The company had to change their mindset and embrace a global orchestrated supply network.

Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital twin is the phrase used to describe a computerized (or digital) version of a physical asset or process. The digital twin contains a sensor or sensors that collects data to feed the asset model. The post Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Chemical Industry Digital twin production schedulingThese concepts have implications for complex production scheduling.

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly does “digitizing the supply chain” mean? In what ways can companies achieve value from digitization?

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

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This post from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models. Ignoring digital disruptions can impact businesses. Yet in 2001, the Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection because the company failed to make the smooth transition from analog to digital cameras.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

Join us for educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey. The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization.

Autonomous Devices for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Autonomous Devices for Digital Warehousing appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. Most warehousing activities and processes are still performed manually.

Digital Supply Chains: From Adoption to Digital Transformation

Morai Logistics

Experts say that supply chains must move from adoption to digital transformation if they want to improve efficiencies, operations and take their businesses to scale. For the North American transportation supply chain and logistics industry, last year saw a widespread adoption of digital technologies. The increase in consumer demand for immediacy and personalization, in conjunction with pressures of the nationwide labour shortage, requires more than digital adoption.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video]

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Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Transformation, and from your perspective, where are most companies today on this journey? Roger A.

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[Video] Digitization: Where Can You Find Value?

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Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is digitization a prerequisite to truly achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility?

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Is M&A Success Possible Without Digital Transformation?

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In either case, digital transformation has been a key enabler for growth. . Digital transformation remains a key component of M&A. The Role of Digital Transformation and the Digital Supply Network. The execution of a merger, divestiture, or a joint venture process offers new transformative business model opportunities for organizations if they can leverage the capabilities of a digital supply network across their customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

The Logistics of Logistics

However, achieving digital success requires knowledge and understanding, and an ability to drive your company’s digital thinking and transformation rather than be driven by it. Digital Ship’s 4th Annual Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam will investigate how we can harness all these opportunities and will debate which are going to stick and make a difference. ABOUT DIGITAL SHIP. CONTACT: Cathy Hodge, Event Director, Digital Ship. +

Digital Supply Chain: Where Can You Find Value?

Talking Logistics

There’s a lot of talk these days about the digital supply chain, including what it means and why it’s important. Two questions that always seem to come up in these discussions are “What’s the value of digitization?” When people talk about the value of digitization, it is often within the context of supply chain visibility. This requires the use of more advanced technologies and that’s where digitization comes into play. Digital Supply Chain and Risk Management.

Digital LTL Shipping: How Digitized Bill of Lading Will Shape Future of LTL


The days of handling LTL freight manual are ending, and shippers need to understand how digital LTL shipping will play a vital role in shaping the future of the transportation industry. The transition to digital LTL shipping management is essential in the modern world.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

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Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “digital transformation” mean in the context of supply chain management? What are the main hurdles companies face in the digital transformation journey?

Nexiot Launches New Blockchain Digital Logistics Platform

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Switzerland based technology company Nexiot has launched integration with a Blockchain type Distributed Ledger to add to their Digital Logistics Platform. Smart Contracts are now a reality thanks to Nexiot’s Digital Logistics Solution introducing legal accountability to the supply chain.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. The rules of business are being rewritten with these new digital technologies.

A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

A large Big Box retailer is going through a digital supply chain transformation. Improving their digital demand forecasting is part of the journey. The post A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Demand Management Retail demand forecasting digitalIn particular, the use of weather data has the potential to lead to "astounding" increases in forecasting accuracy.

Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation

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A leading MRO began a digital transformation three years ago. Because about half of this company’s 2017 revenues are related to warehousing services, several of their digital projects have been related to improving efficiency in their warehouses. The post Warehouse Robots Enable a Digital Transformation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation digital robots supply chain

Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

PLS Logistics

Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry. With all of the new advancements being made, there is a constant hanging question: will the new digital optimization tools replace human jobs? digital Technology Shipping

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard.

Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Talking Logistics

Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. How is digitization starting to transform this industry? Thus, there is a lot of room for improvement and digitization.”. Unlimited Opportunities for Digitization to Help.

Digital Supply Chain: Hype, Confusion, and Reality

Talking Logistics

Everybody seems to be talking about the digital supply chain these days, but what exactly does that mean? Digital Transformation of Supply Chains is Taking Hold. The reality is that [digital transformation of supply chains] is taking hold.”. “We’re We’re still in the early innings of this digital revolution,” he added, and the business-to-business (B2B) world is still catching up with what we’re experiencing in the consumer realm.

Digital Supply Chain: Are You Transformation Ready?

Talking Logistics

If you Google “digital transformation,” you get over 60 million hits—and a few million of those are related to supply chain management. It’s a journey many people and companies are talking about today, but what exactly does “digital supply chain transformation” mean? What is Digital Supply Chain Transformation? Let’s begin with a definition of what digital transformation really is. What Determines Digital Transformation Success?

The Digital Supply Chain Meets The Digital WMS


To stay competitive you must utilize a digital approach in both supply chain and warehouse management. Digital supply chain transformation calls for agility, which you get through functionality like resource management tools that come integrated with a Warehouse Management System.

[Video] Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

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How is digitization starting to transform the HBM industry? What benefits can they achieve by adopting this type of digital platform?

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The Digital Supply Chain Defined


Digital Supply Chain Defined I always insist my readers have a firm understanding of our discussion topic. To that end; A Digital Supply chain is defined as A digital supply chain is a supply chain whose foundation is built on Web-enabled capabilities.

Digital revolution transforming Asian supply chains

Logistics Management

The oft-debated relationship between digital technology and economic growth was elevated to the global platform when China’s Luohan Academy presented its research paper at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos two months ago

[INFOGRAPHIC] Digital Disruption: Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations


Building an agile organization that can quickly adapt will mean creating digital operations that can help your company close the connectivity gap. Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations. Embrace Digital Disruption.

Digital docs: image quality counts

Fleet Owner

In trucking operations, digital delivery documents can save significant time and money—if they work. One Colorado-based fleet made the switch from paper, but in actual use, the documents fell short. Then the company tried something else