Data has always been a fundamental component of international trade and transportation, but never has so much information been available as today. Remote sensing, telematics, connected devices and vehicles all generate huge volumes of valuable data – the only challenge for organisations in the logistics and supply chain industry is how to harness this information

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Amazon has released a lot of products over the years that raise some eyebrows among the more security-conscious. The concerns are usually about digital security, though. The newly available Amazon Key service allows the company’s delivery personnel to open your locked door in order to deliver a package. People are understandably a little uncomfortable with the idea. To use

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Retailers of all sizes are finding themselves competing against Amazon and other huge retailers to meet customer expectations, creating challenges for smaller retailers in matching the delivery speed and price options provided by the larger retailers. A recent Forbes Insights report, “Shipping as Strategy: How Small and Midsize Retailers Can Best Meet Customers’ Delivery Expectations

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Augmented reality is poised to radically improve manufacturing, logistics, and skilled trades. AR can superimpose holographic images and instructions onto the real world, which is immensely valuable for educating workers on how to use large machinery or specialized devices. The technology also has the potential to increase productivity in warehousing and transport by optimizing processes across the entire supply chain. I

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“The new N-Gen platform represents a new day for last-mile delivery,” said Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse. “With agreements now in place to test and operate N-Gen vehicles in several cities across the United States, Workhorse continues to be on the front edge of transformative innovation in the commercial transportation sector.” The company says the electric N-Gen

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Sue Dreyer Raymond has been ordering groceries through Peapod online delivery service for years. Convenience is important to the full-time personal banker, who lives with her husband and mother-in-law in Palatine. Julie LaJoie of Aurora is new to the online ordering game. She started using Shipt.com, spending about $100 to $125 a week. Having groceries

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Move marks a move that marks a broader push into the country Amazon.com Inc. is working on plans to roll out its one- and two-hour membership delivery service into Canada later this year, a move that marks a broader push into the country by the Seattle-based retailer, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon

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U.S. food retailers are facing an unprecedented inventory problem. Never before has so much retail square footage been devoted to selling food, and the WSJ’s Heather Haddon and Julie Jargon report that the mismatch leaves grocers facing tighter margins and weighing new strategies to adjust to changing consumer habits. Commercial retail food space set a record last

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Fleet Optics Inc. | Small Logistics Companies (Blog Image)

Small, locally based logistics companies are winning contracts all across the country by providing an excellent delivery service. Logistics may be big business in the UK, but not every firm that operates in the business is big. According to the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Report 2017, there are more than 178,000 logistics enterprises in the

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