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Today, many shipments involve multiple transport modes and include trans-shipments. Every additional step increases the risk of something going wrong. And when goods and assets do not arrive on time, production may come to a standstill, causing lost production and possibly material waste.
There are already numerous tracking solutions available on the market. In different ways, they each contribute to improving visibility and logistics performance. This article explores existing and emerging technologies, and what their strengths and weaknesses may be.
Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. What does this mean for you as a logistics professional? We’ve identified nine typical challenges facing today’s supply chain managers.
Ok, so the connection between logistics and plumbing isn’t immediately obvious. But in a recent panel debate, Erik Lund, Head of Visilion tracking solution drew an undeniable parallel. Both are things you don’t need (or want) to think about… unless they’re not working properly. But when things go wrong, they certainly grab your attention.
It is the Age of Information, and digital tools are increasingly supporting the everyday practices of businesses and individuals. Digitisation and digitalisation are two terms often used to describe this development. But are they really interchangeable? In reality, they are two different developments: one, making information digital; and two, making entire processes digital. Read more about the difference, where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into it, and why these things are so important for the modern supply chain.
A recent article, published by UNCTAD, explores the opportunities and challenges associated with greater supply chain visibility – enabled by digital technologies and information-sharing networks. A team of co-authors from several world-leading organisations states that sharing supply chain data openly would have far-reaching positive consequences for business, society and the environment. The question is how to overcome the hurdles and make this a reality.
The focus at the recent Makers and Movers event was supply chain visibility and the past year of crisis. Get access to the panel discussion here.
May 25, 2023