The inexorable force of digitization is reshaping the 3PL marketplace, with new alliances and partnerships reflecting that trend as never before. Warehousing and freight brokerages, meanwhile, are sectors of constant reinvention. Armstrong & Associates research indicates that one other ongoing development is also a game changer: global trade tensions and disruptions. "We are going to be taking a long view on how trade agreements will play out, and what their impact will have on logistics managers with their planning and forecasting budgets," says Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
Humanitarian Logistics Association
Logistics provider GEODIS is providing a free 40 minute webinar for HLA on the subject of reducing carbon emissions in humanitarian logistics. The webinar will include three speakers from GEODIS, a presentation of their eco transit measuring tool and a short interactive quiz.
Companies today invest in end-to-end collaboration, agility and resilience to build supply chains that can handle the pressing issues in a volatile world. Yet, however big the challenges in physical or technical infrastructure, supply chains face an equal challenge with people collaborating, making quick decisions and persisting in the face of difficult situations. Companies must reconsider how their supply chains perform and transform to succeed in this new normal. This complimentary webinar explores the critical questions supply chain executives must address to ensure their supply chains can be resilient and innovative amid disruption.
You might have heard of something called Bitcoin, a digital currency enabled by blockchain technology. But what the heck is blockchain exactly? How does it work? Why should you care?
Blockchain is a novel digital information technology that is expected to revolutionize the way transactional data is recorded and stored. And according to the Institute for the Future, blockchain will reinvent how business transactions happen and potentially disrupt all parts of the supply chain and logistics in every sector over the next decade. After we introduce the blockchain technology, smart contracts and an explanation about the difference between “public” and “enterprise” blockchain, some real-life examples of the most important blockchain based projects in transport, logistic and supply chain manangement will be shared.