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DHL Reports on A.I.’s Potential Benefits — and Looming Concerns — in Logistics

DHL and IBM have released a joint report on the development of artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry — noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive.[more]


Better Than Amazon? How Bradley Jacobs Turned a $63M Bet Into a $12Bn Transportation Empire

Better Than Amazon? How Bradley Jacobs Turned a $63M Bet Into a $12Bn Transportation Empire

Decades ago, Bradley Jacobs studied math and piano (classical and jazz) at Bennington and Brown before dropping out to make money. Now the balding 61-year-old CEO of XPO Logistics invokes that background to explain how he's parlayed sequential roll-ups in the gritty businesses of garbage...[more]


DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


Liquid Nitrogen and Heat System Could Meet Emissions Rules for Shipping

Perryman Technologies is developing what it believes is the marine power source of the future — a source of powering marine engines that does not rely on combustion and does not result in any harmful emissions. [more]


Farmers Hit the Road to Reach Shoppers Before Amazon Does

Huge retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Peapod are fighting for a piece of the online food delivery business.[more]


Why Restaurants Are Jumping on the Food Delivery Bandwagon

As restaurant operators struggle to entice more people to eat out, they are increasingly turning to food delivery as a way to overcome stagnating traffic.[more]


Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn’t Hurt Your Business

Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn’t Hurt Your Business

Northbound shipments to Canada are strong, and growing, with e-commerce leading the way. [more]


Q&A: FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits From New Fuel Technologies

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale.[more]


Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

How those burdensome Customs rules and regulations imposed on importers and exporters can make companies more competitive and efficient.[more]


Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Conversations with supply-chain executives how about how they are addressing the biggest challenges in fulfilling e-commerce orders to consumers today.[more]


How Driverless Cars See the World Around Them

On Sunday night, a woman died after she was hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber in Tempe, Ariz. The car was operating autonomously, though a safety driver was behind the wheel, according to a statement from the local police.[more]


Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

The ability to reduce risk for companies that use 3PLs can be narrowed down to the type of relationship that exists between the two parties. Typically, companies opt for a "vendorship," in which they simply purchase a service at an optimal price. Ideally, they should have a partnership with their...[more]


Transportation Drives the Digital Transformation

Transportation Drives the Digital Transformation

Multiple business influences mean that managing global supply chains in a digital economy requires a new perspective and skill set not yet robust in many firms. Achieving this end state requires transformation of key supply chain activities – one of which is transportation. -Karl B. Manrodt,...[more]


Why Red Bull Changed Its Travel Buying Strategy

Travel buyers should start talking to their travel management companies (TMCs) now about how changes to flight booking technologies could impact them, Red Bull’s head of procurement has said. [more]


The New World of Business Analytics Offers Promise for Supply Chain Leaders

The New World of Business Analytics Offers Promise for Supply Chain Leaders

Companies are drowning in data, but are low on insights. Exciting advances in analytics are opening up new opportunities for supply chain teams. The challenge is that it means charting a new path and defining new processes to take advantages of new capabilities. The path forward means charting a...[more]


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