Logistics Tech Shorts

Logistics Tech Shorts are a series of 20-minute webinars on technology in the logistics industry. Designed to stimulate and challenge your thinking on how technology impacts logistics in the modern age, Logistic Tech Shorts deliver a blend of big picture thinking with practical ideas you can apply today. 


A Roadtrip to Artificial Intelligence in Cement Logistics

With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in our daily lives, artificial intelligence (AI) is making steady inroads into the logistics workplace. While human-level AI is not yet looming around the corner, a practical degree of AI can help planners and dispatchers in the cement industry to drive their performance.

Language: English

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Blockchain Technology: A Game Changer in Bulk Logistics?

Blockchain is the latest in a long line of hype-driven technologies that is almost impossible to escape. From tracking tuna to tamper-proof money transfer, it seems to be a game changer for business and society. Understanding the rules of this technology, however, lags well behind the innovation.

Language: English

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The Rise of the Digital Workforce in Cement Logistics

The shift to data-driven transport planning in cement logistics has turned old and familiar practices on their head. With the rise of new technologies, the digital logistics workforce uses tools and processes based on real-time information and automated decision-making.

Language: English

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Haulier Assignment: Making the Right Moves

Similar to chess, assigning trucks to transport orders is a continually changing matrix with many variables. Managing freight rates and assigning the most cost-efficient haulier to each shipment can be a daunting task. To add further complexity to the game, many bulk material producers operate a mixed fleet of their own trucks and hired hauliers and/or use auctioning portals to integrate a larger number of hauliers into the pool. Algorithms can help planners and dispatchers avoid checkmate from their first move.

Language: English

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Optimizing Truck Productivity and Haulier Payment Schemes

Transportation costs are a major expense for cement suppliers, and so many try to make best use of their trucks in order to reduce costs by improving productivity. However, truck productivity optimisation does not necessarily imply a return on investment (ROI) for the cement supplier, as the ROI greatly depends on the way hauliers are paid in the day to day business.

Language: English

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