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The Friday Report June 8, 2018

2017:  200% Increase in Cyber Attacks against Supply Chains Here is a statistic that may keep you up at night.   In 2017, there was a 200% increase in cyberattacks, specifically attackers injecting malware implants into the supply chain.  This malware was used to...

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Electronic Logging Devices Fuel Talk of Detention Fees

Electronic logging devices were mandated as part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulation Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) MAP-21.  The intention of the ELD mandate is to help create a safer work environment for truck...

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The Friday Report June 01, 2018

Big Data Provides Big Insight for Transportation and Logistics Using electronic logging devices makes it possible for trucking companies to capture huge volumes of data.  Transportation fleets record a wide range of data from vehicle performance, driving time, driving...

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Speed: Implications of Innovation in the Supply Chain

We live at an unparalleled time in human history.  News traverses the globe in minutes.  Computer technology, so small it fits comfortably into the palm of one’s hand, has become nearly completely embedded in consumers’ lives, enabling information sharing,...

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The Friday Report May 25, 2018

The Greening of IoT How can the transportation and logistics industry reduce its carbon footprint?  According to research by Vanson Bourne for The Future of IoT in Enterprise, 44% of the 100 respondents indicated that they have prioritized environmental monitoring,...

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The Friday Report May 18, 2018

Track and Trace of Romaine Lettuce and the E-Coli Outbreak Good news salad fans.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is close to lifting their recommendation to dispose of romaine lettuce that may be in your refrigerator.  Traceability efforts have...

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The Friday Report May 11, 2018

Gold and Diamonds:  Is the Future in Blockchain? Heralded as the cure to traceability challenges for everything from food to pharmaceuticals and beyond, blockchain is now in trials to help track and trace key commodities, including conflict minerals and diamonds. ...

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Does Uberization + E-Commerce = On Demand Warehouse?

What is On-Demand Warehousing and Why is it Useful? Unlike traditional warehousing with lengthy annual contracts, warehouse on-demand enables shippers to turn warehousing services on and off when desired.  Although the primary product is the storage space, all the...

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The Friday Report May 4, 2018

First Death Traced Back to Romaine Lettuce-E-Coli Outbreak The first death related to the romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak was reported May 2, 2018.  As of that date, 121 people had become ill in 25 states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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The Friday Report April 27, 2018

Manufacturers See Opportunity in E-Commerce Shopping Trend The supply chain logistics industry certainly is a complicated maze these days.  As the e-commerce wave continues to overtake brick-and-mortar retail, businesses across the supply chain are continually making...

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Romaine Lettuce, E-Coli and the Path to Blockchain

Reports of Romaine Lettuce Contamination Crop Up in 19 StatesFood safety and food safety education for consumers are essential ingredients in the recipe for healthy American consumers.  Across the United States, from farms to dinner tables, Americans are concerned...

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The Friday Report April 20, 2018

On Target:  Order-to-Shelf and Goods-to-Person Automated Fulfillment Big box retailer Target pledged to invest $7 billion to re-imagine over 600 retail store locations in order to adapt to consumer preferences.  The redesign and re-engineering of the retail store...

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The Friday Report April 13, 2018

The Next E-Commerce Platform:  The Connected Car Did you know that today’s car has the computing power of 20 personal computers?  Unbelievably enough, it processes up to 25 gigabytes of data in an hour and includes approximately 100 million lines of programming.  The...

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The Friday Report: April 6th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Invades the Food and Beverage Industry Food and beverage companies are turning to artificial intelligence to improve fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).  Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, food and beverage companies are gaining...

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