One of the main challenges in the supply chain industry is the data consolidation. Very often, not all the links of a chain are directed by the same entity and, as a consequence, each one uses a different code to refer to the same products
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Generally speaking, many of the biggest technology challenges facing the Agribusiness sector are a combination of factors; the degree of technology offering fragmentation; the existence of legacy / traditional applications.
In four to five years, the typical working day of an employee of a third-party logistics provider (3PL) will look quite different from what it does today.
Most businesses these days are after more and more data; they’re looking for new ways to apply it to improve service and offer new options—to help create something more desirable than the competition.
Here’s an interesting feature of the logistics industry: The same technologies have been predicted to change everything over a decade. Really: A list of innovations that people are excited for now is little different from a list drawn up
Supply chains vary greatly in length and complexity. They can be as simple as moving office supplies across town, or as complex as coordinating just-in-time parts deliveries from multiple suppliers across thousands of miles.
Mobile phones give us an incredibly detailed understanding of how people move, where they move to and when they move throughout the day. The average survey could never provide information that is nearly as rich nor accurate.
An all-encompassing solution can open up doors to new methods, processes, ideas and resources that can be utilized into best practices for any given logistical effort.
As you look for ways to maximize the value of your TMS investment, remember that the people and relationships behind the technology are essential to driving continuous improvements.