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How Will Emerging Trends and Technologies Impact Shippers?

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Excerpt of keynote presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM and Founder of Talking Logistics, at the McLeod Software User Conference (Oct. 6, 2015)

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How Will Emerging Trends and Technologies Impact Shippers?

  1. 1. ! Adrian Gonzalez President Adelante SCM How Will Emerging Trends and Technologies Impact Shippers? McLeod Software User Conference October 6, 2015 (Presentation Excerpt)
  2. 2. Planning  for  the  Future  of  Transportation   !  WHAT  will  be  shipped?   !  From  WHERE?   !  To  WHERE?   !  HOW  will  it  be  shipped?  
  3. 3. WHAT  will  be  shipped?   Pallets Parcels CAD Files for 3D Printing
  4. 4. A  World  Where  Everyone  is  a  Manufacturer   !  Print  at  home  or  work   !  Print  at  store  or  other   pick-­‐up  loca?on   !  Print  at  a  warehouse   and  then  deliver   !  Print  on  a  truck  and   then  deliver   Source: Amazon patent, “Providing Services Related to Item Delivery via 3D Manufacturing On Demand”
  5. 5. Mass  CUSTOMIZATION,  not  PRODUCTION  
  6. 6. 3D  Printing  Becoming  More  Mainstream  
  7. 7. Shipped  FROM  WHERE?   !  Omni-­‐channel   !  Ship  from  DC   !  Ship  from  Store   !  Ship  from  Mfg   !  Globaliza?on   !  Africa?   !  Cuba  and  Iran?   !  Wherever  cheap  labor,   trade  agreements,  and   tax  benefits  take  you   !  Near-­‐shoring   Ship from Store
  8. 8. Shipped  TO  WHERE?   !  Homes   !  Select  date  and   Bme  window   !  Cross-­‐border   ecommerce   !  Stores   !  Replenishment   !  Click  &  Collect   !  Death  of  malls?   !  Workplaces   !  Lockers   Sources: Accenture, CoStar Group, Green Street Advisors
  9. 9. HOW  will  it  be  shipped?   Traditional Modes & Carriers (Truck, Ocean, Rail, Air) Driverless Trucks Couriers Drones
  10. 10. How  Will  Emerging  Trends  and   Technologies  Impact  Transportation  ?   !  They  will  impact  the  WHAT,  WHERE,  and     HOW  of  Transporta?on   !  More  products  become  digiBzed  =     fewer  shipments   !  More/different  modes  &  providers  available   !  More/different  “Ship  to”  and  “Ship  from”   locaBons   !  Faster,  smaller,  more  frequent,  cheaper   !  The  challenge  is  finding  the  perfect   balance  between  Time,  Cost,  and   Quality  –  that  is,  doing  it  all  PROFITABLY  
  11. 11. What  Are  Shippers  Doing  to  Prepare?   !  Stay  informed  of  trends  –  and  don’t  be   quick  to  dismiss  developments!   !  Model  and  simulate  “What  if?”   scenarios  on  ongoing  basis   !  Think  beyond  cost  cuWng  –  focus    on   leveraging  transporta?on  to  drive  top-­‐ line  growth  and  profits   !  “Walk  the  talk”  on  collabora?on  and  on   breaking  down  func?onal  silos   !  Invest  in  people:  find,  hire,  train,  and   retain  the  best  people  and  partners  
  12. 12. Thank  You!   Adrian Gonzalez President Adelante SCM adrian@adelantescm.com www.talkinglogistics.com

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