Author Archive for Ed O'Brien

Asset Management Considerations for Carriers

The asset management needs for carriers can be both varied and complex.  And these needs can differ depending on the type of carrier.  Local and regional delivery companies’ requirements can be very different from that of over-the-road equipment.  This often means that trucks, tractors, trailers, vans, and other equipment must be spec’d and maintained differently, depending on application, which poses unique challenges for enterprise asset management (EAM) and other asset management systems. For example, regional […]

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Delivery Robots Show Promise in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

With competition for more efficient and effective warehouse management and supply chain management solutions on the rise, the topic of autonomous delivery robots is increasingly being seen as a potentially disruptive force for retail deliveries. Innovation by robotics and drone companies continues at a torrid pace.   At the same time, some delivery companies and logistics firms are conducting tests, or unveiling early production models, to identify areas where robots can best be used to assist […]

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Managing Today’s Truck Fleets with VMRS Codes

With today’s truck fleets expected to be more efficient, durable, and reliable than ever, the underlying fleet systems to monitor and manage this equipment must also be up to the task.  In addition to capturing equipment specifications and performance data, these systems must offer relevant and actionable information to users throughout the organization.

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