Transportation TIP List: Week of October 1st, 2017
From big data and blockchain to autonomous driving, technology is helping enable today’s supply chain to be more dynamic. This week, our TIP List features a compilation of the transportation industry’s high-tech trends – including projections of new supply chain innovations and a study on the value of 3PL technologies. Warning: the articles below might be bringing some digital disruption!
- Study: 3PLs Continue to Offer Value, With Technology the Key: Three out of four users of 3PL services said that 3PLs improve logistics effectiveness in “new and innovative ways.” This includes better access to real-time data to help mitigate supply chain disruptions, according to the 2018 Third-Party Logistics Study.
- Which Supply Chain Innovations Are Ready for the Mainstream?: Recently, the supply chain has been saturated by an abundance of new technologies and associated strategies, leaving practitioners with the task of sorting out which ones are right for them. Gartner highlights nine technologies that it says will achieve mainstream adoption levels in five years or less.
- ELDs Top Stack of Challenges for FMCSA Nominee: A host of issues critical to shippers, brokers, and truckers, including the rollout of the ELD mandate and how truck safety rules will be enforced, await Robert P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the FMCSA.
- Why Should Women Work in Logistics?: Numerous scientific studies have shown that gender diversity in the workforce not only fosters collaboration, understanding, and tolerance, but also boosts competitiveness, productivity, and corporate social responsibility.
- Shipper Demand Pushes Limits of Supply Chain Visibility: The top priority of shippers in the Amazon era is increasingly clear: visibility. The need to know where inventory is in the supply chain in near real-time has never been greater, driven by fulfillment cycles as tight as two hours, let alone two days.
How is digital transformation impacting your supply chains operations?