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.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

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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 !

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The reason is that TMS is one of the most highly integrated applications in an organization because it touches every node in the supply chain,” he says. The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make?

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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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Utilizing Omni-channel Fulfillment Distribution Networks to Build Customer Relationships

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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

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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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This Week in Logistics News (January 15-19, 2018)

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Cloud computing trends toward a single database that multiple nodes can access. These nodes don’t have to hold their own private copy of this database. Further, nodes holding copies of the blockchain receive constant updates. These nodes are distributed around the world.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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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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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

Decentralization, meaning the blockchain is group-controlled and updated by its nodes, a fancy term for members. People cannot improve on what they do not understand or know. This statement applies to shippers as well. While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM).

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Freight expectations

Automotive Logistics

The analysts also provide comparative metrics on suppliers, including route performance, cargo-ready dates and port-to-port times, using node-to-node data transfer (the network node being the connection point that can receive, create, store or send data along distributed network routes).

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Logistics and the Smart Technology Revolution

Now, That's Logistics

Blocks of information are distributed and accessed by several hub points, called “nodes”, that support a network. Additional language available. The tech that will forever transform logistics and the supply chain as we know it. By Lucas Sanches, CIO, DB Schenker Brazil.

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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.

How is Your Supply Chain Positioned for the Ocean Carrier Mergers?

Talking Logistics

A single version of the transportation truth that a TMS can provide is the exact weapon logistics professionals need to pro-actively reduce freight costs, improve operational productivity and efficiency while improving visibility across all nodes of the supply chain.

Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything

Talking Logistics

In a research brief about blockchain , CB Insights also highlights scalability as an issue: Nodes holding copies of the blockchain receive constant updates. These nodes are distributed around the world. Remember the old-time medicine shows , when showmen and storytellers posed as doctors and peddled miracle elixirs for all sorts of ailments? If they existed today, these showman would be peddling blockchain, the miracle cure and solution to just about everything.

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Demand Driven Supply Chain- Bridging the Gap by Flowcasting

Infosys Supply Chain Management

between various nodes in the supply chain from supplier till retailers). In simple terms, it's the more practical way to pass on the correct demand picture to other nodes like DC's, manufacturer or suppliers in the chain. The system updates the information like future POS/Replenishments/ Shipments between stores/ DC's / Mfg plant and refreshes it on a daily basis; The other nodes in the supply chain get a more realistic figures (i.e

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Will The On Demand Economy Work in For Hire Freight?

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For example, what if the lack of retail space, the lack of moving product between nodes in a distribution network saves significant dollars. I recently read a very well written article in Trucks.com titled: Will The Sharing Economy Disrupt Trucking, Transportation and logistics ? It covered the very common topic of the day which is the "Uberization of trucking". Will it work? Can shippers get over the fear of people they do not know actually hauling their freight?

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

What would happen if something catastrophic happened to that node? Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved.

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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How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

A buffer maintained at each supply chain node should be independent, autonomously replenished as it depletes, and should not generate acute demands on other nodes upstream. While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy.

What is the Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain?

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Logistics is the connection from one node or point to another; supply chain is a series of sequential nodes or points connected to one another. What is the difference between logistics and supply chain? That is a good question. Supply chain is the football coach, and logistics is the quarterback. They both provide direction regarding how field assets must be situated and positioned.

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Why VeChain blockchain will disrupt the logistics process

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The most important part of this decentralized database is that every node in the network has a copy of the database and if someone adds, edits or deletes data the whole network has to agree on the fact that that person can adjust the data, which makes the system very trustful.

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Omnichannel is Trending Toward Multi-Site Distribution

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This allows them to realize the benefits of a multi-node network without the associated overhead commitment. June 27, 2018 ·. By Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Omnichannel is driving change.

Committing Head and Heart to Health

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” In healthcare, it’s critical to have visibility and control throughout the end-to-end supply chain—not just the node-to-node elements. November 13, 2018 | By Merril Douglas. Chris Cassidy was eight years old when healthcare became a major theme in his life.

The Cost to Serve Bangkok Customers… And Why it Matters

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The findings from CTS analysis can be used as a basis for improvement-steps ranging from relatively simple activities, like investigating freight charges and attempting to negotiate reductions, to much more complex initiatives, such as reevaluating the locations of warehouses or other distribution nodes. Is your company in the business of serving customers… any type of customers, in Bangkok? If so, do you really know the impact of logistics costs on your profits? Many companies don’t.

Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Its purpose is to serve as compensation for the multiple nodes within a network that are keeping copies of transactional data generated by supply chains. It will allow for the storage of “fingerprints” of data, without the need for full replication within all nodes of the system. This time, it’s designed for the food supply chain, with an emphasis on achieving transparency and security between partners. The creator of the “token” is OriginTrail , a Slovenian I.T.

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What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

With the size and complexity of supply chains soaring, a daunting challenge is confronting companies: identifying the critical nodes hidden within the vast expanse of their supply networks,” state the authors of a 2015 Harvard Business Review blog post titled Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations. In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities.

Underpinning asymmetric advantage: USAF airlift when strategic mobility is at risk

Logistics in War

weaknesses such as time and distance for force deployment and vulnerable logistics nodes and command and control networks.’ [6] By Jobie Turner. The true asymmetric advantage the US military possess is the capability and capacity of its logistics.

Why Blockchain is a Game Changer for Supply Chain Management Transparency

The Logistics Academy

– as they move between supply chain nodes. From conducting payment and audits to tracking inventory and assets, blockchain technology will enable greater supply chain efficiency than ever before. Blockchain – the technology behind the digital asset and payment system Bitcoin – has the potential to transform the supply chain. In fact, some are calling it the most important invention since the Internet itself. What is Blockchain?

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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

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America’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation ( NNMI ) program seeks to create 45 institutes spread across the country serving both as regional hubs and nodes of a network of institutes designed to support innovation, investment, and cooperation in manufacturing in advanced industries. Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF.

Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Supply Chain Brain

That’s especially the case with public blockchains that involve multiple nodes, perhaps running into the millions. When it comes to technological innovation, however, hype is no benchmark for success. You’d be hard pressed to find a major industry today that isn’t talking up blockchain as a cure-all for the ills of global supply chains.

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5 Challenges to Consider When Optimizing Your DC Network – Supply Chain 24/7

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They’re recognizing that a multi-node network can help to control costs and improve service to customers. August 28, 2018 ·. By Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Establishing a strategic distribution network can be easier said than done, however.

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GE Transportation selects project44 to enhance multimodal data connectivity capabilities

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LBR Staff Writer. Published 07 March 2018. GE Transportation has selected project44’s modern SaaS platform to expand its multimodal data connectivity capabilities.

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What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

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In 1994 Reza Raji described the concept in IEEE Spectrum as “[moving] small packets of data to a large set of nodes, so as to integrate and automate everything from home appliances to entire factories” However, only in 1999 did the field start gathering momentum.

Better rail connections needed at ports: AAPA – Canadian Shipper

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As a key component of America’s supply chain and a major facilitator for trade, seaports rely on a host of transportation modes and nodes, including roads, rails, waterways, tunnels and overpasses, to move large volumes of cargo, which may be headed to, or originating from, manufacturing, distribution, assembly and processing centers that support economic growth and millions of U.S. Alexandria, VA — In a just-released report, U.S.

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Q&A: Srini Muthusrinivasan

Automotive Logistics

From the distribution angle, people are going through the idea of node compression. What is meant by this term ‘the autonomous supply chain’? The word autonomous has got very prevalent today in the industry. [To

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Does Artificial Intelligence Enabled Demand Forecasting Improve Supply Chain Efficiency?

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It is loosely based on the architecture of the human brain and comprises thousands or even millions of densely interconnected processing nodes. November 20, 2018 ·. By Javad Feizabadi and Apurv Shrivastava. Improving Demand Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence.

Industry View: Why TMS is an Enterprise Priority

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Are you able to get your inventory distributed efficiently between supplier and warehouse, warehouse and store, all nodes and the consumer? Craig Summers, UK Managing Director of Manhattan Associates, explains why TMS needs to become an enterprise priority: .

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