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Logistics Bureau

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Global Control Tower Connectivity Is Critical for Ports

Logistics Viewpoints

Ports are critical nodes in global supply chains. Making sure that port-related supply chains operate smoothly is imperative for companies and nations. ElMarie Hugo from BlueYonder is an expert on these supply chains.

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We're Close to a Crucial Breakthrough for Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

We have fantastically accurate information available quickly about all sorts of things in the supply chain — but these nodes of data-gathering are like narrowly-focused spotlights on an otherwise dark stage

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Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls of Modern Transportation Procurement

Logistics Viewpoints

The effort to move closer to the customer – by virtually all businesses – means supply chain networks of old must be replaced with more links, more nodes, and smaller, more frequent shipments. The biggest constant in transportation today is changing. It is forcing companies to rethink how they plan, optimize, execute, and collaborate with trading partners.

Latest Updated Report on Blockchain Technology in Transportation and Logistics Market 2019-2026

247 Customs Broker

BaaS is a service in which vendors set up the blockchain connected nodes on the enterprise’s behalf and manage the back-end.

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The Future of Supply Chain Has Arrived: A Look at the Sentient Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

The “sentient supply chain” refers to a supply chain that’s nodes communicate 24/7. A new term to describe a supply chain that is all-seeing, real-time, productive, optimized, and cognitive has recently emerged.

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CEntralized distribution network

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

When the information is coming just from one point or node it is considering like a centralized distribution network, like, for example, TV. Every point or node just can communicate with the others thought the central one.

MSC and CMA CGM sign up to Maersk/IBM TradeLens blockchain project

The LoadStar

The move will see both companies take a seat on the TradeLens advisory board and each operate a blockchain node. MSC and CMA CGM are set to join Maersk Line in the TradeLens blockchain project it is developing with computer giant IBM.

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Amazon makes blockchain service platform generally available

247 Customs Broker

The fully-managed service “takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network,” Rahul Pathak, the general manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, said […].

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As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace?

247 Customs Broker

Given the interconnected nature of the supply chain, a hacker can knock out one or two nodes and a hack becomes hugely problematic, potentially jeopardizing an entire business. Supply chain technology is advancing quickly, but are cybersecurity systems keeping pace?

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Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

Tens of thousands of demand nodes, 2,000 supply nodes and industrial pricing are all synchronized to best effect every 15 minutes. When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner.

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GeTS helps GEODIS to simplify Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Manager

” GEODIS can tap on CALISTA ’s global connectivity to more than 60 Customs nodes to fulfill their compliance requirements.

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The Dispatch Report | March 2019, Issue No. 11

Shipchain

NODES. This means we’re running 3 in-house validators, and actively inviting outside participants to run non-validator (“read-only”) nodes, to sync with our blockchain and help test the stability of our network.

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Blockchain for Dummies

3PL Insights

A blockchain is made up of a network of computers, otherwise known as “nodes.” A node, or computer, is connected to the network through authorizing and communicating transactions through a client (which completes these transactions). How does the blockchain work?

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Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

Shipchain

This means we’ll rely on public validation nodes, which typically requires that network transaction fees (in SHIP) will be used to pay validators for performing work. Target # of nodes. It’s the end of Q3, a little over 3 months since our last tech update !

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Our 2018 study tells us a greater percentage of Above Average Performers have “High Confidence” in inventory accuracy across all supply chain nodes compared to Average & Below Performers.

Control Tower: Simplifying Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Apart from that, it helps in decision making by providing comprehensive information on orders, shipments, and inventory across all nodes. The logistics industry spans across the globe and the process is quite complex, making it difficult to track the status of the shipments.

What is Hema Xiansheng ?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

First, the Hema system will concatenate different orders on the same route based on the order aging node order, order address, and other information. Hou Yi, as the CEO of HEMA, has 20 years of physical retail experience and was the logistics director of JD.com.

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Private Blockchains Could Hurt the Shipping and Logistics Industry

Shipchain

The Ethereum network helps you validate your transactions and shipments, and the entire community verifies every node. Validator nodes will be elected by the community to make sure everything is maintained appropriately. The past few years have been big for blockchain. .

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How Blockchain Can Increase Your Supply Chain Security

Shipchain

And because public blockchains are backed up by the whole Ethereum network, with the entire community required to verify every node, supply chain security is boosted. Supply chain security is something that all supply chain managers should be closely monitoring.

Dynamic Blockie Generation with Lambda@Edge

Shipchain

The functions actually run on the edge nodes of the CloudFront network, which means that it will run on the closest server to the requester. In addition, the images are cached on those nodes which makes response times faster.

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Heading to the PC Forum in SoCal - March 11th To The 14th

Blog on Log

My mind will be aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought.careening through a cosmic vapor of invention. Can you name the source of the quote? I'll check in with ya after the event

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Bringg

As a timely example, this week Alibaba announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency mining platform called “P2P Nodes” as a way to make sure that their sheer scale doesn’t hold them back from innovating – trying and testing new technologies that could redefine the future of e-commerce.

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Intel, Cost Reduction Strategy

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

For more than 45 years in the semiconductor business, Intel has always been at least one process node ahead. Node size reductions are generally a 1/3 of reduction from the linear dimension, resulting in approximately a 50% reduction in the area and therefore, a doubling of the units produced on the same cost. Intel Corporation, an American multinational corporation and technology company, is the world’s second largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers.

Omni-Channel Logistics: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

247 Customs Broker

Performance Leaders Have Greater Real-Time Inventory Visibility Across Supply Chain Nodes. Across virtually every supply chain node, a greater percentage of Above Average Performers reported having real-time visibility of inventory compared to Average or Below Performers.

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Utilizing Omni-channel Fulfillment Distribution Networks to Build Customer Relationships

247 Customs Broker

Congro recommends utilizing a multi-node network that allows you to get as close to customers as possible and minimizes any “last-mile” gaps that keep customers from getting their goods on time. To achieve this goal, many are working with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like Saddle Creek to develop multi-node networks that position products as close to the customer as possible for faster, more economical deliveries.

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Utilizing Omni-channel Fulfillment Distribution Networks to Build Customer Relationships – Supply Chain 24/7

247 Customs Broker

Congro recommends utilizing a multi-node network that allows you to get as close to customers as possible and minimizes any “last-mile” gaps that keep customers from getting their goods on time. To achieve this goal, many are working with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like Saddle Creek to develop multi-node networks that position products as close to the customer as possible for faster, more economical deliveries.

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Excel Goes Blockchain (Microsoft and IBM Partnership)

Talking Logistics

We’re taking people off the email copy list and making them nodes on the blockchain,” explained Lars Ulrich from IBM. Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used supply chain and logistics application , while blockchain is one of the most talked about emerging technologies in the industry, promising to transform the way companies share data and execute transactions with their trading partners. It was only a question of time before Excel and blockchain came together.

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

Command centers effectively utilize the supply chain network to predict efficient transportation routes based on real-time traffic information, minimize instances of capacity idling and inadequate capacity, and alert multiple nodes the moment an order is activated.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

The distributed ledger component of blockchain provides an integrated digital platform for nodes in a supply chain system to share and query information as developments occur in real time. A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality.

Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

Talking Logistics

When you think about the ever-increasing changes in customer demands, supplier demands, and regulations at every node in your supply chain, companies have planning systems that can solve the decision at each node, but having something that can look holistically across all those options and on a week-by-week or day-by-day basis optimize those options is not how planning systems are built today.”.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To that end, DHL and Accenture have created a blockchain-based serialization prototype with nodes in six geographies to track pharmaceuticals across the supply chain. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

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Bringg

As a timely example, this week Alibaba announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency mining platform called “P2P Nodes” as a way to make sure that their sheer scale doesn’t hold them back from innovating – trying and testing new technologies that could redefine the future of e-commerce.

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4 Ways Advanced Tech is Creating Connected Supply Chains

Now, That's Logistics

A new technology paradigm that allows objects to “talk” with other objects and with humans, through embedded electronic nodes that are programmed for specific functions, IoT makes these things “smart,” writes Forbes’ Andrew Arnold.

ONE Joins TradeLens Blockchain-Enabled Digital Shipping Platform

Logistics Manager

ONE and Hapag-Lloyd will operate a blockchain node, participate in consensus to validate transactions, host data, and assume a critical role of acting as Trust Anchors, or validators, for the network.

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DHL and Accenture Develop Blockchain for the Logistics Sector

Logistics Manager

This joint venture allows both DHL and Accenture to track pharmaceuticals throughout the supply chain by using blockchain-based serialization prototype with nodes in six geographies.

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The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Talking Logistics

The ability to connect the dots between the nodes in that ecosystem is the next step forward in visibility. Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving the way data is shared in ocean transportation?

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