10 things eft’s been reading this week

Digitisation promises huge transformation across the supply chain

In this week’s 10 things we look at how digitisation and analytics are changing supply chains.

UPS are making huge changes to their business by introducing an end-to-end predictive analytics system that will handle more than a billion data points per day. The Morning Download: UPS Expands Role of Predictive Analytics. [Wall Street Journal]

If you haven’t already checked it out, watch our video with UPS’ Interview with Cindy Miller, President Global Freight Forwarding at UPS. [eft]

While UPS is looking at smart digitisation, there’s plenty of catch-up for many of the rest. McKinsey reports that “Only 6 percent of the largest ocean carriers and freight forwarders have end-to-end online booking capabilities.” Travel and logistics: Data drives the race for customers. [McKinsey]

Similarly, “Only 35% of companies anticipate that their company will be running a fully integrated digital supply chain within the next 2-3 years.” Infographic: Manufacturers face a slow build for digital supply chains. [DigitalCommerce360]

The digital transformation of the supply chain industry. [Supply Chain Dive]

The need to put in place digital supply chains is working to the benefit of the two big leaders Accenture and Genpact. Accenture and Genpact Making Big Plays In Supply Chain Digital Transformation. [Forbes]

Nine automakers to share supply chain data. [Supply Chain Digital]

Swimming in data? 3 types of analytics can help. [Supply Chain Dive]

Digital Supply Chain: Privacy and Security Considerations. [CMS Wire]

Fleet management technology may become the essential tool. [Transport & Logistics News]

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