Monday, December 2, 2013
According to a Tompkins International report, the 3PL industry is
growing at a faster rate than the gross domestic product (GDP). And
it’s not just because GDP growth has been relatively low: An
article in Modern Materials Handling notes that Tompkins believes
3PL growth will be “three to four times...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We’ve seen the trend, we’ve heard it from our own customers, and
the latest study from Gartner concurs: Companies want the cloud for
supply chain management software. In a survey on the intersection
of supply chain management processes and technologies, Gartner
found the increased use of cloud-based...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The relatively modest growth in consumer demand of the past few
years may be sneaking up on the transport industry, according to a
recent article from TranSystems. The recession drove many trucking
firms to close, older ships to retire, and recent regulations have
limited the number of hours that...
Monday, November 4, 2013
From Amazon to eBay, we’ve been hearing a lot of news from online
retailers about same-day or next-day delivery promises. But
according to a study by the global management consulting firm Booz
& Company, current consumer demands may actually favor
brick-and-mortar stores in the race to deliver the...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Businesses of all types tend to outsource non-core competencies to
boost efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction and squeeze costs
out of their operations. For suppliers, the growing prevalence of
leveraging third-party logistics (3PLs) companies for warehousing
and transportation logistics is a...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Companies are increasingly turning to logistic services providers
to run their manufacturing, warehousing and transportation
operations more efficiently and at less cost than they can run it
themselves. In the past few years, we have seen many companies
outsource logistics to save on operations...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A recent study found that transportation and logistics firms could
save nearly a half-million dollars each year by using mobile
technologies and implementing process re-engineering initiatives.
About 60 percent of managers who responded to the Intermec study
(Intermec is a strategic partner of...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I just read a fascinating article in Material Handling and
Logistics News about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
for business use. Although many of us think of drones as military
or surveillance devices (and indeed they often are), some companies
are using them for day-to-day business...
Monday, August 12, 2013
We are excited to announce three new strategic partners in China:
Anchor Information Technology Ltd., Hentor and Hyrus. Each partner
brings a set of strengths and networks to help HighJump Software’s
solutions gain even greater momentum in China, and have deep
experience designing, deploying and...
Monday, August 5, 2013
If you’re paying any attention to the news or trends in the
logistics industry (which you probably are if you’re reading this
blog post), then you’ve heard of big data. Big data, put simply, is
the collection and integration of massive amounts of information
that can’t be processed using traditional...