Aljex Software Inc., a vendor of cloud-based software for third-party logistics providers and carriers, has integrated its offering with FourKites, Inc., provider of a shipment-tracking application for shippers and brokers.
Chainalytics, a provider of market intelligence, analytics and supply-chain consulting services, has entered into a partnership with Logistics Labs, a vendor of cloud-based software.Chainalytics, a provider of market intelligence, analytics and supply-chain consulting services, has entered into a partnership with Logistics Labs, a vendor of cloud-based software.
The shift toward omnichannel distribution has both positive and negative unintended impacts. On the positive side are opportunities to blend and leverage channels; on the downside are organizational and operational gaps. Steven DeFazio, executive vice president at Fortna, offers insights on both.
The goal of intelligent transportation planning is to enable decisions based on what is happening across the entire supply chain, from upstream demand to downstream constraints, in order to create both value and resiliency, says Fabrizio Brasca, vice president of solutions strategy at JDA Software.
The Amazon effect is raising consumer expectations for delivery services - expectations that logistics providers are struggling to meet without degrading margins, says Robert Lieb, supply chain management professor at Northeastern University. Lieb discusses this and other trends revealed in the annual survey of global 3PL CEOs.
Transportation professionals may talk to their peers in marketing and finance, but often there is little real understanding of how decisions impact customer service and, ultimately, the bottom line. Steven Raetz and Kevin McCarthy, executives at C.H. Robinson, discuss a paper they co-authored on bridging this communications gap.
There are sound economic and environmental reasons for commercial truck fleets to consider natural gas as an alternative to diesel fuel, says Patti Murdock, president and founder of Clean Logistics Consulting. Higher equipment costs and a still developing infrastructure, however, mean that it is not right for all situations.