2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

There’s no better time to be in the logistics service provider (LSP) industry than right now. This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) Global Logistics Report shows increased momentum and optimism more than ever. Accelerating e-commerce growth, disruptive technologies and digitalization blend together to create opportunities that’ll pivot how LSPs will conduct and reinvent their business…

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). The rate of change is accelerating, driving the transformational initiatives of distributors and 3PLs to stay relevant, create differentiation and execute long-term growth strategy. It’s not just about the change or the expansion of…

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How Companies Can Leverage Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Optimize the Supply Chain

It takes a lot of data to make a good decision. And for decision making within the supply chain, big data can provide insights for companies and enable them to make better decisions. Big data is defined as extremely large datasets, structured and unstructured, that reveal patterns, trends and correlations. It can provide valuable insights…

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Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. On the other hand, commoditization, mega consolidations, workforce shortage,…

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Congratulations to 15 JDA Customers for Being Named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Party Logistics, North America

Gartner recently released the Magic Quadrant Report for Third Party Logistics (3PL), and 15 of the 18 companies use JDA to deliver their logistics services, meet their customer commitments, and grow their businesses. According to Gartner, a 3PL provider is defined as a commercial firm that delivers one or more logistics functions on behalf of…

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The Impact New Technologies Have on the Supply Chain

I’d like to bring your attention to the new whitepaper, “New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices: The Application of New Technology in the Physical Supply Chain,” released by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It’s one of the most comprehensive whitepapers that explores the pros, cons and overall readiness of the emerging technologies, such as drones…

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New Study: Bridging the Expectation Gap on Innovation Between 3PLs & Shippers

Everybody in supply chain talks about innovation. It’s almost perceived as a professional weakness or disadvantage if you don’t use the word ‘innovation’ when talking about your company or vision for the future. But what exactly is innovation and is there a real business case for it? What kind of innovation does your customer need…

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Wholesale-Distributors Step Up to Play a Strategic Role in a Multi-channel World

The world of wholesale distribution has been changing. It used to be fairly simple, wholesale-distributors focused their attention on driving out costs in delivering for their customers. But increasing numbers of millennials are now involved in purchasing decisions and in fact more than a third are empowered to make their own. This new generation of…

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