Logistics

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Technology and Tenacity: The Right Time for Transformational Change

We are an industry of industries. But we all want the same things — cleaner cities and safer roads. Working together is how we get them.

I have one big problem with predictions: They’re wrong more than they’re right. In 1957, Popular Mechanics predicted that in 10 years, by 1967, you’d be able to order a light truck that would fly using fans. In 2013, futurists said self-driving vehicles would be standard by 2018. The reason these were wrong — and […]

How Smart Data Can Help Keep Healthcare Products Safe

It’s not always clear how to ship temperature-sensitive products. Comprehensive data analysis — with a little help from Sir Isaac Newton — makes it easier.

Moving temperature-sensitive products safely and effectively is one of the most challenging supply chain issues confronting healthcare companies around the world. Unpredictable weather (sometimes extreme), the speed of transport and other variables present serious risks to products that require temperature-controlled environments. Healthcare logistics executives want solutions to minimize spoilage and damage to shipments, maximize efficiency […]

Slide to Power On

Global e-commerce is creating new opportunities for merchants. But governments must do more to support the rise of digital trade.

Consumers aren’t just buying more online these days. Increasingly, they’re buying online from other countries — nearly half of all U.S. shoppers now make purchases from international retailers. Many countries around the world are recognizing this new trading environment and embracing the vast economic opportunities created by global e-commerce. Unfortunately, there are other countries missing […]

eFulfillment for Everyone

Thanks to the launch of a new fulfillment service, small- and medium-sized businesses don't have to keep all the plates spinning at once.

Here’s a question for you. What’s the one universal resource that grows larger the more we use it? Answer: trust. And together with fulfillment, trust is at the heart of retail. Why? Because while products are important, we as consumers need delivery of our online purchases whenever and wherever we want. Every time. More than […]

Sustainable Logistics at Sea

To create a greener future, we must get serious about moving goods more efficiently at sea.

In our interconnected world and rapidly changing operating environments, one logistical workhorse has remained a constant: sea freight. Despite drones buzzing in the sky, the construction of Hyperloop tracks and fluctuating air freight prices, our world’s seas remain the most cost effective means of bulk intercontinental transport. The fact is, approximately 90 percent of global trade […]