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Disadvantages of Using Apps or SaaS for your Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
Technology plays a vital role in the supply chain. Digitization has created a more efficient supply chain by allowing logistics managers to make more informed decisions. However, this is not to say that there are no disadvantages on relying too heavily on technology in the supply chain. Why Technology is Needed In a survey conducted […]
In a world in which every new technological breakthrough is hailed as the next big thing, the phrase “5G revolution” might sound like just more overblown hype. Yet 5G networks have the potential to usher in a new era in logistics and supply chain management, enabling everything from driverless vehicles to total cargo visibility. With […]
It’s easy to paint stories about port automation as black-and-white, heroes-and-villains struggles, although which side is the hero and which is the villain is largely in the eye of the beholder. Depending on your perspective, you might side with labor unions fighting to preserve jobs, or you might side with port operators, who present automation […]
Every cybersecurity expert’s favorite axiom is that security is only as strong as its weakest link. This truth makes supply chains particularly vulnerable, since they frequently involve hundreds or thousands of contracts, stretching over multiple continents. Managing information flow across these systems is a challenge, since a manufacturer may not even know who their second […]
When Silicon Valley startups set their sights on trucking and freight brokerage, they promised to “disrupt” the industry, employing the familiar, utopian condescension with which tech companies have promised to solve all the world’s problems. (The heading of Convoy’s website reads: “Transporting the World with Endless Capacity and Zero Waste.”) Yet in the short time […]
In today’s polarized America, it’s difficult to have a productive conversation about environmentally sustainable trucking. When people hear the word “green,” they retreat to their corners, disregarding any information that conflicts with their established position. This state of affairs is unfortunate but understandable. Truckers often feel misunderstood and overregulated, and see environmental demands as yet […]
In April 2018, IBM and DHL released a joint report proclaiming that the time is ripe for logistics and supply chain management to embrace artificial intelligence (AI). “Furthermore,” the paper warns, “companies deciding not to adopt AI run the risk of obsolescence in the long term, as competitors seize and effectively use AI in their […]
Since December 2017, nearly every big rig in the United States has been carrying around an extra passenger: the Electronic Logging Device (ELD). The ELD is designed to quietly, unobtrusively record data on drivers’ location and hours of service (HOS), but there are those who worry that they may be vulnerable to hacking, potentially putting […]
Lately it seems that the word on everyone’s lips is “blockchain.” What started as the obscure engine for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is now being adopted by some of the world’s largest corporations and institutions. In the logistics world, even the technologically averse are beginning to learn what blockchain is and how it stands to impact […]
This summer, the world’s first battery-powered barges will take to the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands, transporting cargo while reducing emissions. The rollout will begin with only five barges, but electric technology has the potential to dramatically alter inland waterway shipping here in the US, if lawmakers, barge operators, and logistics management companies are […]