May 2017 Issue

In this Issue:
  • The Technology Issue: Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain
  • Tech Roundtable: Intelligent Logistics
  • Freight forwarding orchestration
  • Lift truck fleet telematics
  • Top 30 US Ports 2017
  • ProMat Show wrap up


IN THIS ISSUE
By · May 2, 2017
Established carriers and logistics services providers are clashing with tech-savvy newcomers to gain market share in this critical, final piece in the e-commerce puzzle. Final Mile Delivery Trends, Last mile transportation trends 2017, Final Mile Delivery


By · May 2, 2017
While the technological tools needed to create the seamless digital logistics network already exist, this year’s panel says that these enablers need to be applied at a more rapid rate for today’s logistics operations to stay relevant.


By · May 2, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with their digitized offerings, established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.


By · May 2, 2017
Fleet management technologies continue to become more capable and more diverse, even as some fleet managers are trying to figure out what all the data means. To help set the table for success, Modern explores some of the flavors available.


By · May 2, 2017
With more than 950 exhibits and 100 informational seminars, ProMat 2017 offered the best in materials handling and supply chain technology.


By · May 2, 2017
The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which of the top ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, logistics managers must hedge their bets to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.


By · May 2, 2017
This differentiator—this “wow”—lasts for a period of time, but eventually becomes a minimum expectation for the consumer and is later described as a “required feature.”


By · May 2, 2017
We’ve stayed clear of themed issues over the years because each issue is designed to touch on all of the fundamental logistics management elements every month. But when I re-examined the editorial line up that surrounds our annual “Technology Roundtable” and Webcast this month, it seemed ideal to call this “The Technology Issue.”


By · May 2, 2017
Over the past 16 months, the subject of high—some may even refer to them as “bloated” inventory levels has been a major theme within freight transportation circles.


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