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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 17th, 2016

Posted - April 20, 2016

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 17th, 2016

Last week marked the end of an NBA era, with the legendary Kobe Bryant’s last game and the Golden State Warriors eclipsing the Chicago Bulls’ long-standing record for regular season wins. This just proves once again that change is constant, which is no surprise to anyone in the supply chain world! This week’s TIP List takes a look at some evolving trends that are taking us into the future, from omni-channel and packaging automation to new sensors and retail apps.

  • Top 5 Packaging Automation Developments in Q1 2016: Articles on in-line digital printing, laser-coded graphics on label-less PET bottles, supply chain intelligence, machinery purchasing trends and the digital revolution have all made this hotlist. What other packaging machinery buying trends will emerge in 2016?
  • New Sensors Help Reduce Supply Chain Risks: Better sensors help companies reduce shipping risks and react faster to disruptions, but costs and deployment challenges are still slowing adoption. According to a survey, only 15 percent of companies said that the majority of data from the extended supply chain is accessible to their organization.
  • Shoppers Flock to Apps, Shaking Up Retail: Shopping on a small screen used to be a pain. But as consumers spend more of their days glued to smartphones, retailers are getting savvier with apps that ease browsing, offer rewards, suggest the right products and simplify the purchase to one click.

What futuristic transportation trends are you keeping track of this week?