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technological innovation

For years, policy discussions about America’s technological innovation-driven, high-tech economy have focused on just a few iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.

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augmented reality in manufacturing

There is probably no better way to describe augmented reality than with Pokemon Go. Augmented reality turns your surrounding into an interactive realm that could be in the form of a game or anything else that is objective-based. It will add a touch of digital elements, objects, and another alluring glamor to make the experience more enjoyable.

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trucking driver shortage

Predictions for transportation management in 2016 highlighted growing stress and concern. Carriers and shippers had to focus on compliance with regulations, optimizing existing and new resources and dealing with the trucking driver shortage. These trends held true throughout the year and led to innovative solutions, including greater emphasis on new technologies and software applications.

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tmsaas

Last year, the technology trends in logistics seemed straightforward, and many of our technology predictions came true. The use of the new technologies, ranging from robotics to value-added services within transportation management systems (TMSs) saw greater implementation across supply chains via TMSaas, and widely-held beliefs about the supply chain’s limitations were tested.

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logistics operations

Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. The level of visibility across entire supply chains grew as collaboration became the new normal. Reshoring was set to become a major trend as well, but at the close of the year, actual reshoring and nearshoring efforts did not surpass most logistics trends.

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Augmented Reality in Logistics

Supply chain logistics providers made significant changes in standard operations in 2016. From ditching age-old tactics of shipping products now, to advancing the capabilities of augmented reality in logistics, our logistics trends highlighted expected improvements in the supply chain, many of which came true.