Supply Chain Transformed: The Role of IoT and Analytics

Supply Chain Executive Luncheon in Hong Kong

Computerworld Hong Kong recently organized a luncheon for supply chain executives on September 6, 2017. Executives from GE, TIBCO, and CargoSmart spoke on the panel discussion, From Good to Great: Transforming your business for the Digital Supply Chain. The panelists noted that the biggest agents of disruption as a result of data availability were the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics.

Lionel Louie, CargoSmart’s chief commercial officer, discussed specifically how the IoT is enabling supply chain visibility to be better than previously possible. Read More…

Artificial Intelligence Promises Smarter Container Shipping

JOC recently published an article about how artificial intelligence and machine learning advancements are helping the ocean container shipping industry to plan further out and more accurately.

CargoSmart uses artificial intelligence in its solutions for customers. Our most recent innovation for shippers is Route Master, which uses machine learning technologies to construct possible transshipment routes and present optimized routing recommendations based on shippers’ preferences. JOC’s article describes how CargoSmart has also been using machine learning to predict shipment disruptions. Read More…

BIG Ideas – Learn Tips for Using Big Schedules

Would you like to learn tips to search sailing schedules faster, strategies for picking the best routes, and ways to see if a vessel is on-time through Big Schedules? The Big Schedules website has many time-saving and insightful features. We have launched a new video series with tips to help you save time and to gain more insights from Big Schedules.

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CargoSmart Leverages Advanced Analytics for Clarity at Sea

CargoSmart’s Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center (GVVMC) provides real-time performance monitoring and management of ports. Data presented in the above screenshot is sample data only for demonstration purposes.

CargoSmart leverages TIBCO’s advanced analytics technologies to transform the data supply chain for the ocean shipping industry. Computerworld Hong Kong recently published an interview with CargoSmart and TIBCO about the implementation. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“There is a lot of data which effects how shipments get from origin to destination,” explains Lionel Louie, CargoSmart’s Chief Commercial Officer.

“Many things can happen to impact a voyage. For instance, weather systems have an influence; any labor problem at the terminal can potentially delay the next stage of the journey. Read More…

Manage Frequent Schedule Changes on Big Schedules

Sailing schedules change every month. According to a study published in the March issue of CargoSmart’s Innovating newsletter, the Port of Shanghai experienced over 40,000 sailing schedule changes in February, with over 30% of the changes longer than 24 hours.

Freight forwarders and shippers find it challenging to manage up-to-date schedules and to track vessels’ latest movements. Big Schedules provides more ways than ever to help you visualize your sailing schedule options and vessel tracking details. The powerful premium features let you monitor events impacting schedules, compare sailing schedules and arrival accuracy, and set up a vessel watch list to monitor exceptions. Read More…