Pick-by-Vision for 3PLs with Multi-shift Picks Provides Rapid ROI

Pick-by-vision is simplifying the complex and diverse world of third-party logistics (3PL). The outdated use of pick-to-light and voice picking have given way to the affordable, efficacious, and efficiency of pick-by-vision. The 3PL model outsources the distribution, warehousing, and fulfilment of manufacturers’ products. These service providers are liaisons between manufacturers and the carriers who deliver products to customers. The top […]

New Podcast Episode: Proof of Condition

The Does LogisticsMatter Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marcel Merkx, the Founder and CEO of Cargosnap. I had a great time at the Cargosnap offices where we recorded the podcast. Thank you, Marcel, for the hospitality, the interesting conversation and the laughs There’s an App for That Cargosnap is a […]

Safer Roads Through Thirsty Concrete, Yes, Thirsty Concrete

Concrete that absorbs a whopping 600 liters of water per square meter per minute! You have to see it to believe it. Luckily Tarmac, the company that has invented this permeable concrete system called Topmix Permeable, has made a video. Through the voids in the concrete the water can be transported to drainage systems where it can enter the ground […]

5 Years LogisticsMatter, and 5 Takeaways for Aspiring Bloggers

September 25th marked the 5 year anniversary of LogisticsMatter.com. When I started LogisticsMatter I never dreamed it would turn into what it is today. Since the start I have received a lot of recognition, as you can see on the right of the page. I am both proud and thankful for getting to this point. Let me tell you how this […]

The Uberization of Logistics Continues: e-Commerce Deliveries

In January I wrote about the first steps of Uber in the Logistics arena with its launch of UberCARGO in Hong Kong. According to a recent article on re/code Uber will launch a new service this fall, for which the name is not known yet. Uber is moving into e-Commerce Deliveries, and it is doing so in New York City to start with. […]

The Best Supply Chain and Logistics Blogs on the Web

What are the best Supply Chain and Logistics blogs on the web? Freightos, a company enabling global logistics companies to connect and buy and sell freight online, has reached out to consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, and asked them what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. They have recently published the list on the Freightos blog: […]

Alternative Ways of Package Delivery: Boats, Bikes, and Electrical Vehicles

This past weekend was the last weekend of my Summer Break. I had two great weeks with my family in the South of France and one week around my home town Rotterdam. One of the final activities of this break was a visit to SAIL in Amsterdam, which entailed 8 friends, a launch, and two beer coolers. We saw a lot […]

Innovation in Road Safety: The Samsung Safety Truck

Road Safety. An important theme for anybody in any country, but in some countries definitely more than others. Samsung has launched a safety initiative to solve one of the (literally) biggest safety hazards on the road: the Truck. Let me start with saying that the hazard has nothing to do with the driver of the truck, but with the size of […]

The Uber of 3D Printing

United States Patent Application 20150052024: “Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. The item can have 3D manufacturing instructions associated therewith. A delivery method for the item can be determined. A manufacturing apparatus can be selected to manufacture the item based on the 3D […]

People + Packages. Crowdsourced Logistics and Cab Service in One

Last month I wrote about the Uberization of Logistics; A Crowdsourced Logistics model where (almost) anybody with a decent car can join the ranks of drivers. These types of services have been deployed for transporting People (Uber, Sidecar, Lyft) and transporting Goods / Packages (Postmates, Lalamove, Gogovan). Each has some form of vetting and maybe minimum requirements for type and make of […]