Monday, December 2, 2013
According to a Tompkins International report, the 3PL industry is
growing at a faster rate than the gross domestic product (GDP). And
it’s not just because GDP growth has been relatively low: An
article in Modern Materials Handling notes that Tompkins believes
3PL growth will be “three to four times...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Businesses of all types tend to outsource non-core competencies to
boost efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction and squeeze costs
out of their operations. For suppliers, the growing prevalence of
leveraging third-party logistics (3PLs) companies for warehousing
and transportation logistics is a...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Companies are increasingly turning to logistic services providers
to run their manufacturing, warehousing and transportation
operations more efficiently and at less cost than they can run it
themselves. In the past few years, we have seen many companies
outsource logistics to save on operations...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A recent study found that transportation and logistics firms could
save nearly a half-million dollars each year by using mobile
technologies and implementing process re-engineering initiatives.
About 60 percent of managers who responded to the Intermec study
(Intermec is a strategic partner of...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I just read a fascinating article in Material Handling and
Logistics News about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
for business use. Although many of us think of drones as military
or surveillance devices (and indeed they often are), some companies
are using them for day-to-day business...
Monday, August 12, 2013
We are excited to announce three new strategic partners in China:
Anchor Information Technology Ltd., Hentor and Hyrus. Each partner
brings a set of strengths and networks to help HighJump Software’s
solutions gain even greater momentum in China, and have deep
experience designing, deploying and...
Monday, August 5, 2013
If you’re paying any attention to the news or trends in the
logistics industry (which you probably are if you’re reading this
blog post), then you’ve heard of big data. Big data, put simply, is
the collection and integration of massive amounts of information
that can’t be processed using traditional...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Transportation innovations in the next 10 years or so could have
major impacts on the supply chain, according to the World Economic
Forum and Boston Consulting Group’s report Connected World:
Transforming Travel, Transportation, and Supply Chains. Here are
three of the major areas of note: A traffic...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
As consumers’ demand for same-day delivery speeds up, so too does
the industry’s willingness to comply and seek faster and faster
ways to deliver the goods. Mitch Mac Donald of DC Velocity predicts
that same-day delivery will soon become the standard offering, as a
study underwritten by Intermec...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The market for transportation management systems (TMS) increased in
2012 and is expected to continue strong throughout 2013. Logistics
Management’s Annual Software Users Survey found that 37 percent of
companies were using a TMS in 2012, up from 32 percent in 2011. The
summary of survey findings...