The Supply Chain Challenges of GDPR Compliance

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The GDPR also addresses the export of anyone’s personal data outside of the EU, as personal data no longer knows or respects international borders. This mandate is especially important given the recent revelations about Facebook’s user data being compromised by foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Autonomous Robots: The Future of Warehousing & Logistics

Article | June 29, 2022

Autonomous robots have transitioned from a futuristic system that only a few enterprises could afford to a sustainable, well-established solution in a wide assortment of warehouse automation projects in recent years. With the flourishing transportation and logistics industry and increasing e-commerce penetration worldwide, innovative technologies are revealing promising opportunities throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Automation: Driving Value in the Supply Chain Historically, autonomous robots have been used to perform tedious and repetitive tasks, necessitating sophisticated programming for setup and incorporation while lacking the dexterity to easily adjust operations. As autonomous robots become more intelligent, their setup times decrease, they need less monitoring, and they are able to work alongside their human counterparts. The benefits for the future supply chain are increasing as autonomous robots become more capable of working day and night with more consistent levels of productivity and quality and performing tasks that individuals should not, cannot, or do not want to do. Autonomous robots drive advancements and add value to the supply chain, primarily by increasing revenue potential and lowering direct and indirect operating costs. Autonomous robots, in particular, can assist: Boost efficiency and productivity. Lower risk, error frequency, and rework rates. Enhance employee safety in high-risk workplaces. Handle low-value, routine tasks so people can work together on strategic projects that can't be done by machines. Raise revenue by optimizing order fulfillment rates, and delivery speed, and, ultimately, increasing customer satisfaction. Sneak Peek into the Future of Autonomous Robot Autonomous robots are expected to witness strong growth in the coming years. These robots will become more common in the future supply chain as technology advances, allowing them to operate with more human-like abilities. Improvements in haptic sensors, for example, will enable these robots to grasp objects varying from multi-surfaced metal assembly parts to fragile eggshells without requiring changes to robotic components or programming. This will encourage companies operating in the industry to increase their research and development activities and introduce innovative and advanced supply chain technologies.

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Complexities Triggering Technological Advancement in Transport & Logistics

Article | July 18, 2022

Over the past decade, transportation and logistics have witnessed an immense transformation, from using automotive vehicles to drones and paper tags to advanced geotags. Also, the introduction of novel technologies and incorporation of innovative solutions such as artificial intelligence and blockchain has further reshaped the sector. How is Rising Complexity Triggering the Adoption of Novel Technologies? Today's supply chain is, in a word, complex. It has so many complexities, from ever-rising consumer expectations and disruptive events to globalized sourcing and omnichannel demand, that it is now being compared to a modern-day Gordian knot. With complexity comes ambiguity, particularly in the transportation and logistics industry. For instance, importers are expected to find cost-effective and efficient ways to transport goods from manufacturing facilities, which are frequently located halfway around the world, to distribution centers and then, ultimately, into the hands of consumers. In addition, e-commerce has further added to the complexity by introducing new channels into the jumble along with the introduction of same-day or next-day delivery standards with higher transparency and tracking features by leading players such as eBay, Walmart, and Amazon Here are a few prominent technologies assisting logistics companies to counter these complexities. Data Analytics Big data analytics aids in the more accurate and efficient planning of operational processes, services, and strategies, allowing businesses to align with emerging consumer needs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning AI and Machine Learning have become the most sought-after tech in the transportation food chain. It assists businesses in enhancing operational functionality, boosting productivity and speed, designing optimal transit networks and routes, and improving safety through predictive risk calculation and elimination. The Internet of Things (IoT) With the rising need for transparency and tracking of shipped goods, IoT is garnering immense popularity across the transportation and logistics sector. It enables businesses to monitor and track their goods in real-time with the help of geo-tagging, RFID tags, and GPS, resulting in fewer delays in deliveries.

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Predicting the Future of the Logistics Industry

Article | July 14, 2022

Introduction From warehouse robots to delivery drones, the supply chain is experiencing a tremendous upheaval. AI promises a totally autonomous and self-organized future supply chain. A fleet of vehicles utilizing a swarm algorithm can enhance cargo yard throughput; a trusted peer-to-peer ledger on blockchain architecture could change compliance in the sector; and wearables, mobile robotics, and machine learning technologies could speed up order fulfilment. IOT e-brokerage solutions can link shops to couriers and transporters with a click. Tomorrow's supply chain will be leaner, quicker, and self-organized. A few innovative technologies will fuel this unparalleled rate of change over the next 15 years. Here are the major technologies that are shaping the future of the logistics industry. Logistics Technologies for the Future Shipment Tracking Systems Previously, customers ordered shipments, had an anticipated arrival date, and then were kept in the dark until they chose to call. Customers can now access shipping and tracking systems around-the-clock due to developments in the internet and software. This not only enhances the customer experience (cx), but it also saves the business time and money. Internet of Things (IoT) The IoT reduces costs and delays by minimizing hazards in the supply chain. Cabs, cargo ships, trains, etc., have sensors that link to an alarm system or dispatcher. These sensors analyze and communicate information to the crew, who learns about hidden threats. IoT isn't a new technology, but it continues to influence logistics by improving in-transit visibility and delivery. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFID technology has been used for a few years to monitor inventories labor-efficiently. A product tag or sensor produces radio waves. The company processes the data. RFID tags are similar to barcodes, but their faster information transport and data processing appeal to companies and the direction of technology. Many organizations use RFID tags to track containers in warehouses. Enhanced GPS Accuracy Almost everyone utilizes GPS on their vehicles or smartphones. These devices' accuracy has improved over time, assisting lost drivers and enhancing the supply chain. By monitoring truck locations and boosting hauls with current traffic data, GPS increases efficiency and customer satisfaction. Closing Lines Unprecedented times have produced unprecedented transformations that will last for generations. Changing demographics, technology improvements, and COVID-19 impacts are altering global supply networks. We must understand the driving factors and act on what we learn to adapt and rise to the situation. For the sake of our current workforce and future generations.

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Purchasing vs. Supply Chain Management software

Article | June 29, 2022

Purchasing software and supply chain management software are often mistaken for one another, but both have distinct functionalities. While purchasing software automates the procurement process, supply chain management software executes logistical transactions and manages supplier relationships. This report identifies the similarities and differences between the two software categories to help you understand which one is better suited to your needs. What is purchasing software? Purchasing software is an online tool that allows businesses to automate the process of procuring goods and services. It includes security compliance and reporting features. Purchasing solutions offer integrated tools for invoice approval, inventory control, asset management, customer service, and work order management. They help manage contracts, analyze spending, track sales deliveries, and monitor inventory levels. They also assist in identifying bottlenecks in the purchase process, such as functions that have high expenditure. Purchasing software offers invoice processing capabilities as well. Procurement professionals and accounting teams can use the tool to generate invoices, track invoice status, and monitor expenses via detailed reports. What is supply chain management software? Supply chain management software is a software platform that allows supply chain managers to automate the entire supply chain process—from acquiring raw materials to delivering the finished goods to consumers. The software provides tools for monitoring stock levels, including raw materials, and predicting future requirements based on the current inflow and outflow of inventory. Supply chain management tools manage material handling, order fulfillment, and information tracking for stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers, and transport and logistics providers. They also track the returns of damaged goods, process refunds and insurance claims, and provide planning and forecasting tools for supply chain professionals. What do they have in common? Purchasing is a crucial component of supply chain management. Together, these processes significantly contribute to an organization’s procurement cycle. Despite the functionality differences, both the software categories have a few features in common, including supplier management, order management, and forecasting. Which tool is right for you? The answer to this question depends on your use case. If you’re looking for a tool that majorly focuses on acquiring supplies, opt for a purchasing software solution, as it will help you streamline the procurement cycle, maintain purchase order accuracy, and monitor supplier activities. However, if you wish to manage your entire supply chain operations, including supplier, transportation, warehouse, and inventory management, then investing in a supply chain software solution would be the right choice.

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SYSTECH offers CAREU UW1, UA1 Trackers and Intelli FleetWeb Software

SYSTECH | April 04, 2022

SYSTECH (Systems & Technology Corporation) is one of Taiwan's prominent IoV solution providers. SYSTECH teams up with Japan’s Kouei Group as the principal logistics solution provider. SYSTECH Designs manufacturers and yields an Automatic Vehicle Locating Tracker and Fleet Management Software is a customizable White Label and API Integration Service. Taiwanese design and manufacturing processes are used by SYSTECH. SYSTECH also displayed exclusive CAREU UW1, UA1 trackers and Intelli FleetWeb fleet management platform software at this year's IT week in Japan. Its CAREU UW1 is a small 4G GPS tracking device, which is water and dust resistant (IP 67) and has a broad I/O interface that supports fuel usage, temperature, and driver identity sensors (RFID or i-Button). CAREU UW1's uses are meant for logistics and car-sharing. CAREU-UA1 is an inflatable asset tracker that comes with IP67 Compatibility, in-built LTE-CatM1/NB1 communication module, and several sensors, for example, ambient light change and pressure detection sensors. Its bluetooth interface is designed for remote configuration, and magnetic stand with tamper detection is affixed to the body for cost-effectiveness. CAREU-principal’s UA1 applications offer asset monitoring, warehouse management, construction and mining equipment and ATM tracker. Its UA1 is expandable to three battery levels and has a stand-alone capability with a battery life of up to six years. Logistics, rental, transportation, manufacturing, or personal vehicle fleets use SYSTECH's Fleet Management Platform "Intelli FleetWeb" to monitor fleet status, achieve real-time tracking functions such as video Tracking and driver's behavior, and effectively manage fleets through statistical analysis reports, lowering operating costs and improving business competitiveness.

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Locus Announces Integration with Lytx to offer Future-ready Logistics

Locus | March 03, 2021

Locus, a worldwide B2B SaaS company that automates human decisions in the supply chain, announced another mix with Lytx®, the leader in video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions answers for business and public sector fleets. While Lytx gives GPS area data on vehicles, Locus utilizes the data to set up the most streamlined course. Also, Locus can use the arranged course and area data to think about arranged versus real execution just as force investigation and experiences. The consolidated item offering of Locus and Lytx will empower fleet administrators to upgrade the complete expense of possession (TCO) driven by efficiency observing, driver examination, perceivability, consistence the board, and prescient upkeep cautions. For fleets, this smart management platform will assist with higher asset use, streamlined course arranging, better driver correspondence, and consistent associations with transporters and stockrooms, converting into cost and time reserve funds for the fleet managers. "We are very excited to join forces with an innovative partner like Lytx and take our combined solution to the market. This partnership offers the perfect blend of analytics and routing capabilities to our customers," said Krishna Khandelwal, Chief Business Officer, Locus. "The optimized routing reduces both capital and operational costs for local distribution while increasing service levels and revenue-generating activities." About Locus: Locus is a deep-tech platform that automates human decisions in the supply chain to provide efficiency, transparency, and consistency in logistics operations. The platform uses deep machine learning and proprietary algorithms to offer smart logistics solutions like route optimization, real-time tracking, insights, and analytics, beat optimization, efficient warehouse management, vehicle allocation, and utilization. Locus also helps companies optimize their end-to-end supply chain network with its strategic consulting offering. The company powers deliveries across Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, and North America.

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PS Logistics Acquires Indiana-based Jason Jones Trucking Inc.

PS Logistics | March 02, 2021

A Birmingham 100 firm has another acquisition under its belt. Flatbed transportation organization PS Holdco LLC, otherwise called PS Logistics, has purchased all substantial transportation resources of Shoals, Indiana-based Jason Jones Trucking Inc. (JJT). JJT will keep on working under the Jason Jones Trucking brand name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “JJT brings great freight synergies to both our companies as well as our customers,” said PS Logistics CEO Scott Smith. “It also further establishes our base in the upper Midwest and adds a new terminal to our growing national network.” PS Logistics has acquired 21 trucking and brokerage operations since 2007. Aside from JJT, PS Logistics' most as of late acquired substantially all assets of Camden-based WilMar Trucking LLC and WilMar Logistics LLC. About PS Logistics PS Logistics is a full-service logistics solution - with over 2000 flatbed assets, vans, step decks/RGN's, brokerage division, transportation management and 3PL, and dedicated fleet operations.

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PS Logistics Acquires Indiana-based Jason Jones Trucking Inc.

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