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Logistics Tech Outlook Weekly Brief

Newsletter for Enterprise Technology Decision Makers

July 18, 2019

Feature of the Week
One of the most crucial functions for logistics companies is fleet management, which tracks current and projected vehicle locations, manage customer and shipping records, and ensure driver safety while delivering goods on time.
The expansion of fast food delivery apps like Amazon.com, and ultra-fast delivery restaurants, and other food service suppliers are struggling to make profits.
The technological disruption has transformed the working process of logistics companies, whereas the combination of these advancements are helping to enhance the logistics management.
Featured Vendors
Provider of global supply chain technology solutions, managed control tower services,operations intelligence analytics, invoice audit, payment, and information management solutions to help clients maximize efficiencies within their supply chain.
Provides an integral solution for forecasting, demand planning and inventory control.
Offers inventory management application that ensures to have the right inventories, at the right place, at the right time to drive improved margins, minimize inventory levels and avoid excess and shortage conditions.
CIO Viewpoint
Angela Yochem, Global CIO, BDP International
BDP International is a global logistics services company with over 200 offices worldwide in 140 countries.
Susan Kampe, CIO, VP, Information Technology, Cooper Standard
Digitizing processes creates full automation (low touch) and the ability to learn what result can be expected, alert us when intervention is required, or better yet, make the necessary adjustments learned and leveraged to prevent unintended results.
CXO Insights
By Mike Erickson, CEO, AFMS Global Transportation Consultants
The first step is deciding what services to focus on. A ground guaranteed service, an air express service, next day, two day, or an early AM or PM service.
By Annie Khor, IT Director, DB Schenker Logistics
The concept of big data started in the 1990s when someone realized the increasing abundance of data that was being generated daily from traditional methods (structured data) to data generated through social media.