Transportation TIP List: Week of January 21st, 2018
With companies investing in digital transformation, it’s apparent that innovations such as blockchain, big data and autonomous driving are set to advance and optimize supply chains. How is this technology and other innovations impacting transportation? From the adoption of TMS technology in the freight market to industry regulators preparing for an automated future – check out the articles below in this week’s TIP List that are bringing about digital disruption!
- TMS is Becoming “Must Have” Technology in the Freight Market: A survey conducted by InMotion Global, Inc., found that TMS software is becoming a key technology tool now deployed by a majority large fleets, freight brokers, 3PL companies and shippers. However, the poll also revealed that small fleets and owner-operators remain reluctant to adopt TMS.
- Trucking Regulators Prepare for an Automated Future: According to the head of research and technology at the FMCSA, technologies such as automatic emergency braking, truck platooning, cybersecurity, smart parking and more will be top-of-mind for the organization in the future.
- When it Comes to Trucking Market Conditions, Change is in the Air: Recent industry trends such as the ELD mandate, tightened capacity, increased demand and difficulties in hiring and retaining drivers has given carriers the upper hand on pricing and is creating market pressures.
- Why Adherence to SQF Requirements is Crucial to Supply Chain Integrity: In early 2016, the FDA finalized the SQF rule as part of the FSMA. The rule was created to help prevent both intentional and unintentional contamination of the food supply chain from farm to fork. Read on to learn about the requirements of the SQF and see how it’s impacting supply chains.
- Detention in ELD-Land: Will Shippers Change Dock Practices?: One month into the new ELD mandate and harried carriers, brokers and their customers are so focused on moving freight that a key part of the picture — detention practices — apparently isn’t changing, even though drivers’ minutes are becoming more precious.
Which technology trend is having the biggest impact on your supply chain operations?