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transportation management trends

2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry, and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. Some of these transportation management trends reflect real worries for the logistics industry. However, logistics providers and shippers are starting to understand how to best combat each of these problems through the application of transportation management technologies.

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technology trends in logistics

The shipping industry of 2016 is a gross misrepresentation of what was considered “normal” shipping practices in the 1980s or 1990s. This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base.

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Editor’s Note: We take a break in listing out the remainder of the Logistics Technology trends for our second post by giving you a guest blog post to include an infographic on why your e-commerce store needs a mobile app. As we said in a 2014 post, 2015 was to be the year of the mobile app for manufacturers as they look to go omni-channel in order to offer more options to their customer base.

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logistics industry trends

We have discussed how manufacturers are changing the landscape through surprising, innovative trends.  Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result–the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers (3PLs), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate.

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Yesterday we started our two part series about manufacturing technology trends we will see impact the industry in 2016 by painting a picture of the top 4 trends. In today’s conclusion, we now focus on 5 other manufacturing technologies that will also impact the manufacturing industry, but to a lesser degree than yesterday’s predictions.

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manufacturing technology trends

In this first post of a two-part series, we will expand beyond our 6 general manufacturing trends we predicted would shape 2016 to now laser focus on the manufacturing technology trends that will impact manufacturers in 2016. In this first post, we will talk about the top 4 manufacturing technology trends and then tomorrow give you the final 5.

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manufacturing operations excellence

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. Chuck Intrieri is a Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection Consultant and you can visit his website at http://www.

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Editor’s Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection.

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strategic logistics and transportation management

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, “The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries” here.