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Blockchain Capacity Boost for Fortune 500 Shippers as ShipChain Mainnet Goes Live

Complete supply chain transparency, unprecedented security, and the transactional capacity to serve the needs of even the largest Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies are all now possible following the launch of ShipChain Mainnet. This launch is a significant milestone toward achieving a modular system across the entire supply chain. With all the uncertainties in […]

Blockchain’s fate under COVID-19

Article written by Roberto Torres Flashy blockchain pilots are falling out of favor as the bar for delivering business value rises. Vendors and advocates dreaded enterprise flight on blockchain implementation when the pandemic hit. Relatively new territory for business leaders, blockchain adoption risked being first to the chopping block amid economic contraction, reduced IT budgets and […]

German blockchain-anchored data security company Ubirch joins BiTA

Article written by Scott Mall Cologne-based blockchain company Ubirch announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to determining best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. BiTA’s members include Descartes, Daimler, FedEx and Uber Freight among dozens of other global brands. Ubirch will bring its deep expertise in cyber security technologies […]

Masters of Logistics 28th Edition: Find your digital direction – Logistics Management

Given the number of available and emerging digital solutions capable of transforming and improving logistics and supply chain operations, why are many firms still spinning their wheels instead of driving forward? By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee; Christopher A. Boone, Ph.D., assistant professor, Mississippi State University; Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D., professor, Georgia College […]

MarketWaves18 Demo Day Round 2 – FreightWaves

Round two of Demo Day saw some strong tech contenders. Cutting-edge freight tech startups and innovators give an intimate live product demo on the latest technologies changing the industry. The second round of ten live technologies demonstrations at MarketWaves18 included collaborative, blockchain-based logistics platforms, software that integrated directly into devices onboard a truck, and AI […]

Getting ready for Demo Day, part 4: wrapping up what companies are going to show

This is our final installment of a four-part series of previews that describe applications that will be shown Monday, November 12 at Demo Day, part of MarketWaves18. You can see the other installments of this series here and here and here.   Opus9 Opus9 is a digital 3PL startup for U.S. shippers that provides automated […]

Getting ready for Demo Day at MarketWaves18, part 2: what several more companies are going to show

Recently, we highlighted several companies who will be exhibiting software solutions at Demo Day, part of MarketWaves18. We continue our review here. Redwood Logistics Redwood Logistics is a next-generation freight management provider powered by a high-growth strategy, a commitment to forming long-lasting partnerships and an emphasis on maintaining a company culture that stimulates ingenuity and […]

Freight Brokers Using Technology to Automate Processes – Transport Topics

Panelists (from left) Jason Kerner of Project 44, Robert Nathan of LoadDelivered, Tom Heine of Aljex Software, Noam Frankel of FreightFriend, Scott Moscrip of Truckstop.com and moderator Ramona Hood of FedEx Supply Chain. (Daniel P. Bearth/TT) PALM DESERT, Calif. — Automation isn’t just for trucks. There was plenty of evidence at the Transportation Intermediaries Association […]

Blockchain without cryptocurrencies? – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead

( Photo: Wikimedia Commons ) The biggest barrier to blockchain’s adoption by enterprise on an industry-wide scale is a set of misconceptions about what exactly blockchain is and its relationship to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Most people who are aware of blockchain learned about it because of the media’s fascination with Bitcoin, the volatile […]

Empowering drivers: 5 companies disrupting the supply chain ecosystem – FreightWaves – Chad Prevost

Call it the Internet of Things, the Sharing Economy, a result of the ELD mandate, but with the emergence of blockchain-style applications we are witnessing a digital gold rush when it comes to technologies bent on improving supply chains. (Photo/Shutterstock) Given the early nature of blockchain technology, corporations and consortia all across the globe are […]