USA/Munich, August 12, 2016.- The market for electrical and hybrid cars is still a growing trend, but slow. However, the manufacturers of electric cars, (and autonomous), have also been fixed in the overland transportation of goods. Tesla and Mercedes, time, taking the lead with the first prototypes.
Mercedes-Benz outlined plans to start selling an electric heavy-duty truck in about five years, a week after Tesla Motors’ initial sketch on battery-powered commercial vehicles failed to impress inventos. The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck will have a range of about 200 kilometers (120 miles) per battery charge and capacity for loads of as much as 26 metric tons, parent company Daimler said today in a statement. The model, targeted for inner-city tasks such as supermarket deliveries, could go on sale by the start of the next decade, it said.
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Europe, August 5, 2016.- The visibility of the supply chain for all its actors is already a standard. However, each logistics manager has his vision on the visibility.
In AndSoft we have had the opportunity to read the following analysis of the company Trax Technologies. And we published here because it provides details of analysis enriching. We hope that it will be of your interest.
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Barcelona, 8 July 2016.- The discussion groups of Linkedin are often, sometimes, quality information sources, useful to the professionals of the transport and logistics. For example, find the differences between 3PL and 4PL. The result were these contributions:
Arya Banerjee, M.Sc., M.B.A., CCLP The 3 PL service providers scope of work is limited to the extent of physical distribution of products but in the case of 4 PL it extends beyond and is also involved with the parent company to engage in calculating the ROCE, development of new products and markets .
Siddhartha Panapakam Thank You Arya Sir for the thoughtful insight. So is it right to say that 3PL is just a logistics provider where as 4PL is logistics outsourcer, may be consisting of 3PL’s as its branches to be outsourced?
Yves D. Gagnon 3PL works as freight motion specialist vendor for shippers
4PL works as shipper freight management partner for all their entire freight
Georg Mahn 3 PL is a service provider who is neither seller nor buyer and Moves / stores the material. 4PL is s.o. (neither seller nor buyer) who manages 3PLs for example.
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Barcelona, 20 June 2016.- Sixteen years after the birth the twenty-first century we live still in a period of transition. Traditional modes of production, distribution, consumption, communications to a new digital age with no history. For these reasons, prediction studies are consulted to try to get ahead of the next trend. And in this, Gartner is a clear reference to consider. The following is a summary published by IoT Central on technologies applied to so-called “Internet of Things”:
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