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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Form Generation meets Analytics

As Demand for Industrial Space Grows, Amazon Looks to the Skies

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Last month, Amazon was granted a patent for their air-based fulfillment centers that would utilize drones to make last mile deliveries. Companies are looking to maximize their real estate acquisitions of industrial and warehousing space and as such, have been building their warehouses taller to avoid the need for building wider. As e-commerce continues to

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IBM and Maersk Introduce TradeLens

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There’s been a lot of talk in the logistics industry about how companies can utilize blockchain technology. TradeLens aims to increase efficiency and security in the global trade environment. IBM and Maersk are spearheading the project but there’s also 94 other organizations that are “actively involved or have agreed to participate”. The application of blockchain

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Peak Pegasus Misses the Deadline

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A cargo ship carrying soy beans from Seattle to China made a story for itself as it set off on a month-long voyage. The ship, named Peak Pegasus, is owned by JPMorgan Asset Management and was racing to beat the impending implementation of tariffs that were a response in an ongoing trade war between the

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The Logistics Industry is Booming

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In July, the number of jobs added in the United States showed signs of slowing down. The Transportation and Warehouse industries however have seen a surge in hiring to fill the positions needed to meet their demand. Logistics personnel have fulfilled over 15,000 positions in July, and total 47,000 for the past year. Wall-Street Journal

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Big Rig Truck Orders Nearly Tripled Year-Over-Year

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A little over 52,000 Class 8 trucks have been ordered this year thus far. That’s almost triple the amount of trucks ordered in June of 2017. Furthermore, big rig truck orders were sold out for all of 2018 by May of this year. All orders for trucks starting in June and for the rest of 2018 won’t be fulfilled until 2019.