March 09 - 11, 2016
Hilton Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas

Tommy Barnes


13:15 Session: Freight Transportation can be as Adaptable and Connected as the Rest of the Supply Chain

For the first time ever, technology pioneers in freight transportation have recently rewired the communications backbone of the industry, allowing real-time, end-to-end visibility and flexibility in transportation networks on par with other components of the most integrated supply chain. Unified connectivity now available across in-house transportation assets, contracted freight carriers utilizing all modes of transport, and outsourced third party logistics firms have enabled much higher standards in the predictable and adaptable movement of goods and materials throughout the supply chain. In this case study, we will discuss how improved communications via web service APIs within transportation networks result in far-reaching impacts throughout the organization, including:

  • Geofencing, Internet of Things and self-healing shortfall avoidance
  • Predictive Analytics resulting in leaner inventory levels
  • Increased supplier network flexibility through rapid transport adaptability
  • Reduced cash-to-cash conversion cycles, costs of goods sold, and improved time-to-market

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