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Automating Logistics

How To Prepare For Shipping Delays

When looking back and thinking about the many years I have spent in logistics, one thing always stays constant: delays happen. Everyone in the industry knows that delays are inevitable, but how we react to those delays are crucial especially when mission-critical shipments are involved. While the cost of delays can typically be calculated through a monetary value, what about the shipments that are impacting lives or causing nationwide delays?

Transformational Technology Brings Transparency To Logistics

A critical component of any successful business is its ability to efficiently source and transport services or products. World-class manufacturing companies are keenly aware that continued success depends on their ability to deliver products and services at the exact moment a customer expects it.

How Does Your Next Flight Out Provider Notify You?

For years the status quo of the logistics industry has been compiled of many large Freight Forwarders who excel at one specific sector or another. Through tribal knowledge of knowing popular flight options, reliable service partners, and knowing what routing worked on the previous shipment, they have built the playbook of logistics world. However, in today’s world, the status quo is not enough.

Top 3 Ways to CYA When Shipping Tissue In 2018

Many research organizations and universities that offer diverse information or courses in life-sciences often need human tissues for their experiments. The tissue specimens used in the discovery of new drugs and their developmental processes must be high-quality to fit the timelines for pre-clinical testing.

How Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) Will Change Shipping In 2018

It is hard to predict the speed at which technology will impact logistics dramatically. From Geo-tagging capabilities to autonomous robots, technology will have enormous impacts on the logistics industry as a whole. Application Programming Interfaces or APIs will be at the center of connecting all these features into a single management system.

In 2015, the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) was the core of advanced transportation management systems, but it is becoming irrelevant. Shipping APIs are taking over the shipping industry, becoming the most tech practice among shippers. In a research conducted with 200 supply chain managers, 85% are using EDI, but 43% were unsatisfied with them. 55% of the respondents believe APIs is a practical option to use instead of the EDI. The main reasons for the replacement are the need to function in real time, compatibility to use competitive TAT, and big data tech compared to EDIs.

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