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Autonomous Vehicles in The Intelligent Supply Chain

In this article we discuss the impending role of autonomous vehicles in the intelligent supply chain—and how they could benefit enterprises.

Self driving trucks and ‘platooning’ have featured a lot in the news lately, drawing a heavy amount of skepticism, criticism and concern from the public. While few doubt that the future will bring autonomous fleet vehicles to our roads, the majority don’t expect it to happen any time soon. Most people expect regulatory and safety issues to take some years to resolve, despite the fact that government feasibility studies are already well underway.

The ‘Amazon effect’—the increase in point-to-point movements of products and people—is considered by industry leaders as the primary reason to move towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) in supply chains, although there are many benefits of driverless technology.

Autonomous vehicles in the supply chain: the future is already


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16 Mar 2011
How to keep your promises to customers while keeping inventory levels low?
 
Let's start with a few questions:
- If one of your customers were to call you today and request information about an order they had placed with your company, could you tell them the status of their order immediately and reliably predict when it will be delivered? ...
 
Jos Braam
Quintiq


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