CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
September 22, 2018

Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management

Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says

GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices

Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane

New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners.

Auto-id industry association to study blockchain potential

AIM forms blockchain council to look at opportunities to use blockchain applications with technologies such as the Internet of Things and RFID.

Multicolored bar codes could store three times the data as black and white

JAB-Code patterns will likely see applications in government ID documents before logistics, AIM says.

Commentary: How secure is your IoT solution?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) opens up a wide range of opportunities for the supply chain, it is also vulnerable to cyberattacks. Using a threat model can help companies assess how secure their system is.

The digital supply network and the future of work

As companies adopt more digital technologies, such as collaborative robots, artificial intelligence, and analytics, the way their supply chains function will radically change. So too will the nature of work itself.

Making the most out of flash sales

E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.

Daimler enlists Penske and NFI in electric truck trials

Partners will share data about truck design and performance ahead of full production launch in 2021.

JDA acquires artificial intelligence firm Blue Yonder

The deal will add pricing optimization and forecasting replenishment to supply chain software suite, JDA says.

Commentary: Machines are our friends

While many workers fear losing their jobs to automation, those fears—at least in the supply chain—are largely unfounded.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology

The demo was the first time technology was used on the road in the United States by a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company.

Barcoding Inc. partners with Samsung on consumer electronics

Deal will bring more tablets and smartphones to supply chain operations, company says.

New CSCMP report explores blockchain and data sharing

CSCMP's latest Hot Topics report looks at how companies can use emerging blockchain technology to improve data sharing and speed up transactions.

XPO to build highly automated DC in U.K.

The warehouse will open in 2020 and handle consumer packaged goods for Nestle as well as testing new technologies.

International air freight to have tradable futures market

TAC Holdings establishes platform to remedy pricing "inefficiencies."

Report: mobile robot revenue to reach $7 billion by 2022

Logistics fastest growing vertical market, demanding automation to handle e-commerce and omnichannel, Interact Analysis says.

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Making the most out of flash sales
E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.
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Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

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Supply chains shift from global to local
A new A.T. Kearney report says that companies are increasingly feeling the pressure to customize their supply chain operations to match local conditions instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all global model.

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Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management
Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

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Diesel to power smaller share of U.S. truck orders by 2040, study says
Battery electric vehicles to gain share as urban trucking grows, technology improves, IHS Markit report says.

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Florence flooding keeps Port of Wilmington, NC, closed to trucks until Monday
Planned 14-day closure could squeeze imports of bananas, clementines.

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Florence's winds continue to slow, but heavy rain triggers road, track, and port closures.
Carriers warn clients of freight delays, as floods shutter logistics sites.

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Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says
GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

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South Carolina ports set all-time monthly box record in August
Figure breaks June's prior record.

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Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices
Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

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How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane
New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

CSCMP Notebook
A mixed bag
The U.S. economy is growing. However, logistics capacity has not been able to keep up with increased demand, and costs are rising.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

SCPro Bridge Exam offered at annual conference
For the first time, attendees of CSCMP's EDGE Conference can take the SCPro Bridge certification exam. The proctored exam will be held on Monday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m.

CSCMP honors military members with benefits
The council now offers discounted rates for military membership and registration for its EDGE annual conference as well as 100-percent reimbursement on SCPro certification exams.

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