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The Friday Report July 6, 2018

The Friday Report July 6, 2018

Digital Freight Brokerage, Drones and Last Mile Delivery According to a report by analysts at Frost & Sullivan, the rising costs of last mile delivery and changing consumer demands will move the market towards use of mobile freight brokerage-type solutions.  This...

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The Friday Report June 29, 2018

The Friday Report June 29, 2018

Amazon Pops PillPack into its Portfolio of Acquisitions Industry disruptor Amazon recently made an important investment.  Amazon announced that it is buying online pharmacy PillPack.  Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health, Rite Aid, Cardinal Health,...

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The Friday Report June 22, 2018

The Friday Report June 22, 2018

The Incredible Complexity of Designing Connected Cars Still waiting for the launch of the connected car?  You will probably be waiting quite a bit longer.  A great idea conceptually, development of the connected car, also known as the smart car is exceptionally...

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The Friday Report June 15, 2018

The Friday Report June 15, 2018

Amazon Real-Time Map Tracking Available for Package Delivery Amazon recently released a new real time parcel tracking application.  Map Tracker works with packages delivered by Amazon’s own logistics network rather than by industry leaders UPS, FedEx or USPS.  The...

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The Friday Report June 8, 2018

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 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

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

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 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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Does Warehouse Worker Comfort & Safety Boost Productivity?

Does Warehouse Worker Comfort & Safety Boost Productivity?

Whether it is warehouse lighting, ventilation, layout or ergonomic concerns, making sure that warehouse workers can safely, comfortably and easily navigate warehouse receiving docks, shipping and freight areas and pick zones makes for a more productive operation. ...

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The Friday Report May 18, 2018

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

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?

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

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

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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