Category: Transportation

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Update on the Shipping Industry

As we look forward to 2012, a glut of shipping capacity may be good news for customers and bad news for carriers. The editorial staff at Supply Chain Digest reports, “The large

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Update on Somali Piracy

At the moment, Somalia is known for three things: dysfunction, starvation, and piracy. The world has basically ignored Somalia’s internal dysfunction, struggled to deal with its famine, and has only taken half-measures

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Trucking Safety and the Bottom Line

Like all commercial enterprises, trucking firms are in business to make a profit. Without trucking firms, the U.S. economy would collapse. Rising costs, however, concern both trucking firms and companies that rely

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Logistics and Distribution Models

With gasoline and diesel prices hovering between $3 and $4 per gallon, some trucking firms have reduced capacity to ensure that more loads are filled. With capacity at a premium and rates

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The Supersized Supply Chain

In a world that appears to believe “bigger is better,” we have seen super-sized meals, super-sized stores, super-sized flat screen televisions, and super-sized churches. The logistics sector is apparently not immune to

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