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2018 Logistics Tech Recap (AND 2019 PREVIEW) - PART 1

Posted by Brian Glick on Nov 30, 2018 11:57:00 AM

2018 was a banner year for logistics technology. Whether we were wrangling with the buzz around blockchain, figuring out how we're going to leverage the power of AI, or marveling at the influx of money into tech, everyone in the industry could feel the increased momentum.

I personally haven't seen this much excitement since the first wave of web portals launched almost two decades ago. Like the heady times of the dot-com boom, there are a lo

t of great things being built, and they're surrounded by a lot of meaningless noise.

Here's a list of some of the biggest trends and technologies in the space with some highly subjective commentary on each one.

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Topics: blockchain, logistics, supply chain

Brian Glick featured on Consulting Logistics

Posted by Chain.io on Nov 8, 2018 7:23:23 PM

 

Our CEO, Brian Glick was recently featured on Consulting Logistics, Aborn & Co's excellent podcast.


Listen here

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Topics: blockchain, ai, IT

Blockchain Realities

Posted by Brian Glick on Nov 3, 2018 11:00:16 AM

Originally published July 22, 2018

6 hard earned tips on building a B2B blockchain application.

We started developing Vault by Chain.io last December.

At the time, I may have been caught saying, “Let’s see what we can build on the blockchain. It should only take a few days.” By the time we launched in May, my illusions about what it was going to take to be on the bleeding edge were completely shattered.

If you’re considering building a (1) production strength, stable, B2B application that is (2) backed by blockchain technology and (3) actually delivers business value, then this post will help you calibrate your expectations.

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Topics: blockchain, IT, supply chain

Kids Can Teach Us About Logistics IT

Posted by Brian Glick on Nov 3, 2018 10:47:40 AM

Originally published March 8, 2018

 

“If you don’t get a new ERP, you’re going to be left in the dust.”

“If you don’t have AI, you’ll be blind and alone in the wood

s while everyone else scores record profits.”

“All of your competitors are perfectly executing machines that will leverage the next best thing flawlessly and completely destroy your business.”

“So write us a check and we’ll make it all better.”

 

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Topics: blockchain, ai, IT

Ten Logistics IT Buzzwords — Air Cargo 2018

Posted by Brian Glick on Nov 3, 2018 10:41:58 AM

Originally published February 21, 2018

This week I had the opportunity to do a fun lunchtime presentation at the Air Cargo 2018 conference. I reviewed 10 buzzwords with some practical definitions and helpful non-technical explanations. Here are the slides, and thanks to everyone who attended in person.

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Topics: blockchain, ai, logistics