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  • What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

    We all know that recently we have been experiencing a turning point in procurement, logistics and supply management. But there are some trends and good practices which will always stay valuable.

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    Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

    What i personally see happening all around is that a lot more freight forwarding businesses are incorporating the powerful wonders of the internet. Using dashboards and all other sorts of technology, they can make the freight forwarding industry easy to use and better to understand. This creates a better user experience and makes it more possible for individuals to ship their own goods abroad and such. Digitization, to put it simply.

    A good example of the dashboard for freight forwarding would be Twill Logistics, a sister company of DAMCO.

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    • #3
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      Based on the observation of the past two years, following is a look at the trends that will revolutionize the logistics industry in 2018.
      1.Blockchain: Blockchain and AI first certainly made their presence felt in the logistics industry this year. With the security and transparency blockchain offers, it offers an impenetrable way to store and share transactional data, while improving credibility with foolproof transactions.

      2.Delivery of Choice: If the customers were not already spoiled for choices in terms of buying portals, products and crazy discounts, they will also have the option to choose among logistics providers to receive their shipment by.

      3.Elastic Logistics: Elastic logistics refers to the flexibility to expand and shrink capabilities to align with the demands within the supply chain during a given timeframe.

      4.Perfect Order Deliveries: Another trend that continues to increase in prominence is the quest for perfect orders. The complexities of last-mile delivery make the odds against fulfilling a perfect order overwhelming, but as companies are discovering, perfect orders are the ultimate measure of customer satisfaction.

      5.Drones and Smart Glasses: With automation and mobility being part of the support system to compete with and hopefully stay ahead of the competition, smart glasses and drones will help drive logistics performance to next level.

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      • #4
        Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

        Wow, nice discussion going on. When you look for a highly proficient and skilled shipping partner, you will take a look at their business models as well as shipping modules. That will help you develop crystal clear ideas of the processes, business approaches, and shipping solutions. Most of the leading companies like Dark Blue Shipping LLC offer affordable solutions and flexible Sea Cargo rates. You can get in touch with them and transport goods in a hassle-free way. Associating with the top service providers will also unlock numerous opportunities for you. That way, you can reach out to potential clients and reach their shipments on time.

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        • #5
          Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

          Originally posted by Freightforwardims View Post
          A good example of the dashboard for freight forwarding would be Twill Logistics, a sister company of DAMCO.
          Thanks for the tip. Do you know anything about Cargolution logistics? Are they any good?

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          • #6
            Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

            When we look at certain Logistics applications, for example, Uber for Trucks, it is on the high demand list because of its features and functionalities that brings best bottom-line results to the business. Similarly, Mobile Applications with better features that brings top benefits to all the users of the app are some of the most trendiest apps over the internet.

            This QuickTrucks app from SHAMLA TECH Solutions will give you a better view of the topic!

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            • #7
              Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

              Warehouses are bombarded with a hectic day to day of scheduling loads. Lots of different carriers going in and out. Bottle-necking occurs and detention times rack up. Current systems to handle this problem are patched together and lack efficiency. Dock star was created to stop
              - Unnecessary detention fees.
              - Unproductive conversations handling customer inquiries about load status
              - Getting blamed for damaged loads you packed correctly
              - Wasted time filing claims
              - Running around the warehouse passing paper documents back and forth

              dockstarhq.com was created by a 3PL company with over 15 years in the industry. Check it out.

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              • #8
                Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                The most prominent trend in supply chains and order fulfillment is how redefined customer experiences and enhanced customer expectations are improving the brand positioning.
                This interesting article talks about the upcoming supply chain trends in 2018, and discusses some things that businesses need to know to stay competitive: https://goo.gl/r2Q9Z9

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                • #9
                  Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                  Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS systems) that are customizable into multiple configurations represent the future of efficient warehouse management. Vertical lift modules save up to 90% of warehouse floor space and automatically place and retrieve specific goods from defined storage locations, thus enhancing the efficiency, safety, and accuracy of workplace operations.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                    Originally posted by freddavid View Post
                    We all know that recently we have been experiencing a turning point in procurement, logistics and supply management. But there are some trends and good practices which will always stay valuable.
                    In my opinion this year mostly continues trends for logistics and supply management from the last one. Automation is already very widespread in this case and it continues to develop, warehouse management systems become more and more popular nowadays and there's nothing strange about this because with them work in general becomes much more convinient and effective. Also autonomous truck development continues to grow as a very popular trend, it's a very interesting and perspective innovation for almost all types of business. There's also an interesting trend for combining logistics companies with technology providers because it creates a progressive 'mix' for business entity and software platform, such combination is the most popular now for taxi service. Also social responsibility became much higher for supply chain management, it's very trendy now too and supported by many big companies like Dell and Pepsico.
                    And in case of warehouse management systems the most trendy for this year are Wise, Mobe3, Infoplus, magento multiple warehouse, Synapse, NorthStar WMS, Cadence WMS etc.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                      Every year predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done. With the rise of customer expectations in world of logistics and supply chain, professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations.
                      Here are 7 trends of what we believe to be the key, along with their summary: http://www.adjuno.com/7-logistics-tr...industry-2016/

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                      • #12
                        Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                        From Ethical trading to big data and beyond - here are top 7 trends in logistics to look out for:

                        1) Data, data and more data
                        2) Increasing expectations
                        3) Supply chain globalization
                        4) Consolidation
                        5) E-commerce growth
                        6) Focus on sustainability and ethical compliance
                        7) Artificial intelligence

                        Click here https://www.adjuno.com/7-logistics-t...industry-2016/ to read further about each trend.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                          I think you would need to add to this list:

                          Blockchain
                          3D Printing
                          Direct payment (not using banks, but apps)
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                          • #14
                            Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                            Hi,
                            Latest trends in supply chain management:
                            1. Changing Consumer Experience
                            2. Growing E-commerce
                            3. Autonomous Road Transportation
                            4. Autonomous Goods Vehicles
                            5. Direct Delivery Channels

                            Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What are the new trends in logistics and supply chain management?

                              Some Key trends expected to affect the shape and development of supply chain practices in the future:-

                              1.Supply chain digitization
                              2.Artificial Intelligence
                              3.Stronger collaboration in the supply chain process
                              4.More focus on risk management and supply chain resiliency
                              5.Knowledge work will go global
                              6.Circular supply chain
                              7.Wearable devices
                              8.Use of the software-as-a-service model in supply chain technologies and logistics management
                              9.Enhanced supply chain visibility

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