The way freight transport is bought here in the UK is changing and now is the time to react if you don’t want to be left by the kerbside.Read More
In supply chain management, M2M is primarily EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or middleware to connect to systems and transfer messages. The supply chain industry in general are a bunch of laggards when it comes to the adoption and use of technology, so there are only a few leading companies who are early adopters and fleets…
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Key to the exploitation of these developments lie in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. Large amounts of data are collected by machines and transmitted to others to be analysed. The results are then sent to yet other machines for execution.Read More
There is effectively no joined-up ‘spot’ market for intermodal freight, which is typically seen as complex and inflexible. So, there is a clear case for further developing intelligent freight matching solutions, to link rail freight capacity, shipper needs, road carriers to and from railheads, and perhaps railhead transfer capacity as well.Read More
Since 2010, EU trucks have been allowed to undertake three ‘cabotages’ in a period of seven days in their country of destination before returning home. Importantly, though, these ‘cabotages’ have to be essentially casual – not part of a regular cont
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Blockchain or to be formal, Distributed Ledger Technology, (DLT) is not just the IT process enabling Bitcoin. It is real, valuable, and coming to a supply chain near you.
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Any supply chain manager, listening out above the day-to-day noise generated by continually evolving markets and requirements, will be rightly concerned about bigger geo-political issues. Like Brexit, US-China tariffs wars, relations with Russia to name just a few…
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Supply Chain Managers understandably focus on the physical movement of goods and, increasingly, on the supporting flows of information. Typically, how money moves through the chain is somebody else’s problem. However, this approach is flawed because cash flow issues are the most avoidable cause of supply chain vulnerability and failure.
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Academics love to quibble over definitions, but the two-letter difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ does have profound, real- world, significance. The currently accepted distinction comes from market researcher Gartner. It says that Digitisation “takes an analogue process and changes it to a digital form without changes to the process itself”. But Digitalisation “is the use of…
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