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Carriers accelerate tech strategies to emerge stronger from crisis

Article written by Aaron Huff Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on how carriers have accelerated their use of technology to be more nimble and responsive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 2 will run next week. The coronavirus pandemic that began in March and continued unabated through the present has been one of […]

Reinventing Procurement: COVID-19 Demands Digital Supply Chain Expedience

Article written by Susan Galer COVID-19 just shifted the evolution of procurement into overdrive, and rightly so. Procurement’s traditional responsibilities around cost control, price negotiation, and contract compliance are eclipsed by the pandemic’s life and death demands. Yet managing risk remains more crucial than ever. Digital platforms are especially relevant to companies that are retooling […]

India’s FarEye raises $25M to grow its logistics SaaS startup in international markets

Article written by Manish Singh Image Credits: Dhiraj Singh / Bloomberg / Getty Images More than 150 e-commerce and delivery companies globally use an Indian logistics startup’s service to work out the optimum way before they ship items to their customers. That startup, Noida-based FarEye,  has raised $25 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its […]

Shipping And Logistics: An Industry Jolted Into Digitization

The coronavirus has turned entire industries on their heads, not least of all the shipping and logistics sector. Factory shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have disrupted manufacturing and production, with ramifications reverberating throughout global supply chains. Meanwhile, a surge in online shopping as more people stay home has added extra pressure on supply chain, shipping and logistics firms. […]

Opinion: Coronavirus crisis shows that businesses must adapt to digital or fail

Article written by Cyndi Masters Businesses that hesitated to embrace digital transformation find themselves at a disadvantage as the world economy contracts from the coronavirus pandemic. They face imminent peril. Make no mistake, business hasn’t stopped. It is realigning. Quickly. Amazon, for example, announced plans to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery people. Pharmaceutical companies are scrambling […]

The Role Of DevOps For An Enterprise In A Digital Transformation Brace Position

Article written by Prasanna Singaraju Photo: GETTY Enterprises are advancing in their digital mandates. They are digitizing operations and the customer experience and developing digital business models. Despite these impressive achievements, enterprises are experiencing the digital transformation (DT) brace position. When I say brace position, I am referring to the alerted posture of passengers during an […]

Pilot rebrands truck brokerage to offer real-time FTL solutions – AJOT | Nov 01 2019 at 11:53 AM

Glen Mills, PA – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, introduces Pilot Truck Brokerage, the newly rebranded brokerage service based in Pilot San Diego formerly known as A & O Logistics. Pilot Truck Brokerage utilizes Tech Suite, which enables customers or operators to shop full truck load pricing in […]

InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

 InstaFreight solves road freight visibility issues through digitalization (Photo: Shutterstock) Much like the road freight industry in the U.S., its European counterpart suffers from similar issues with fragmentation and low visibility into logistics operations, brought about by the lack of digitalization across large swathes of the market. Through its customs regulations, the European Union has […]

The ‘Uber for trucking’ tries to navigate some Uber-scale problems – Dina Bass | Oct 29 2019 at 06:00 AM

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his […]

digital freight marketplaces are not a new phenomenon – The Loadstar – Cathy Morrow Robinson

© Snowingg | Dreamstime.com By Cathy Morrow Roberson  25/10/2019 Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. Locating capacity, either accepting a set rate or bidding on a rate, tracking the freight in real time […]