A Retrospect and Forward Thinking Overview of Freight Logistics Trends in 2019

September 10, 2018

Understanding the state of overall supply chain management is a massive undertaking. It involves countless hours of research, continuous review of leading supply chain experts, consideration of technologies and capabilities from around the globe, and much more. The internet is an invaluable resource for shippers and carriers, especially those of smaller size, looking to make a splash in the global supply chain. Unfortunately, the path to understanding this behemoth of information is riddled with rabbit holes, thorns, and even sharp objects. Instead of trying to make sense of the lot by yourself, Cerasis has taken the initiative to put together this ultimate series of trends to know and use in making supply chain management decisions throughout the coming year.

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Need for due diligence in assessing supply chain substance

whitePaper | February 1, 2020

Demonstrating compliance for a variety of regulations and requirements can be a relatively challenging process. It usually begins with data collection, followed by a comparison against regulatory and industry requirements before companies conduct an assessment using comprehensive test and analytical protocols. However, substance regulations do not typically reference comprehensive and standardized testing protocols explicitly, which poses additional challenges and requirements for manufacturers and their downstream partners.

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The Future of RFPs: The Key to Unlocking Greater Efficiency and Profitability

whitePaper | April 19, 2021

For decades, request for proposal (RFP) processes have served as the cornerstone for freight procurement. Shippers have historically gravitated toward contract freight for its reliability and pricing consistency, but due to the recent onslaught of digital freight partners that promise shorter-term contracts and real-time pricing, many industry constituents wonder whether or when RFPs will evolve. In an effort to dig beneath the surface of RFPs’ stronghold on the industry, Trimble and FreightWaves partnered to survey shippers, carriers and brokerages and identify the relational friction points that often hinge around the challenges presented by the RFP process.

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Revolutionizing Logistics and Transportation through Blockchain

whitePaper | January 17, 2020

With the sheer pace of globalization and the rise of e-commerce and other factors contributing to the cause, the global economy has become more integrated and interconnected. However, one critical aspect which has facilitated in the burgeoning rise of the integration of the world economy is the globalization of the logistics that links trade and commerce. A simple principle of trust among the various stakeholders has been the binding thread in the incredibly complex supply chain.

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White Paper on Transport Safety in the Era of Digital Mobility

whitePaper | February 9, 2020

While remarkable progress has been made with technological, operational and behavioral improvements in the century-old, automotive-based transport systems used around the world, rapid technological changes are occurring that could amount to a reset in outcomes for transport users. The convergence of connectivity, automation, electrification and on-demand services suggests a transformation in transport safety, community access, traffic efficiency, emissions and energy use.

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The ROI Behind Freight Visibility

whitePaper | January 25, 2020

Global supply chain visibility has become an extremely hot topic in recent years. In Descartes’ 2019 survey of transportation and logistics professionals, it was rated the 1 capability needed for successful transportation management. To improve financial and service KPIs, companies must have a way to view, analyze, and communicate multimodal and visibility data in real-time.

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Technology, Data and New Models for Sustainably Managing Ocean Resources

whitePaper | January 31, 2020

We are in the middle of an explosion in new data on the ocean, creating enormous potential for advances in our understanding and stewardship of ocean resources. An exponential increase in the number and variety of ocean observing systems and other new data sources has created the prospect of a digital ocean ecosystem. Advances in processing techniques and visualisation are rapidly expanding our ability to extract information from those data, and are enabling a wide array of tools to provide real-time information in actionable form to decision-makers, such as policymakers, resource managers, resource users, consumers and citizens.

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NileDutch specialises in container shipping from most parts of the world to West Africa, and vice versa. In a few decades we have grown from a new entrant to the market to one of the world's largest container shipping companies.

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