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Competitive Gain In The Ocean Supply Chain

Innovation That’s Driving Maritime Operational Transformation

The Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain is a thought leadership initiative that explores the impact of connectedness on operational effectiveness in the maritime industry. It aims to address the economic challenges and requirements for improved efficiency and productivity throughout the ocean supply chain industry. This program will drive an industry-wide discussion about the economic, business and supply chain process and technology challenges facing the Ocean Shipping Supply Chain. The study will be able to assist in determining the right technologies that can not only improve efficiency, but also grow demand through improvements in process and ROI. The research will take our current research on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to a new level as we consider how IIoT is predicted to generate a massive wave of new maritime supply chain data.

This research teams Navis with the BPI Network in a thought leadership initiative that aims to build market interest across the Ocean Shipping Ecosystem. It will advocate for new approaches and solutions to improve productivity, efficiency, speed and collaboration across the entire value chain of shippers, ocean carriers, terminal operators, Port Authorities, off-ocean carriers and consignees. This will be part of a larger IT-centered “Transform to Better Perform” campaign (http://transformbiz.org/). The initiative will integrate an operational excellence best practice study with a global survey of maritime industry consultants, terminal operators, ocean carriers, multi-modal transportation companies, port authorities, shippers and consignees.

Sponsors

Navis
Navis provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for their customers, the world's leading terminal operators. The Navis N4 terminal operating system optimizes operations, improving efficiency, productivity and visibility for terminal operators. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services that enable marine terminal operators worldwide to maximize performance with reduced risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment or process operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization.
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XVELA
Through secure cloud-based technology, XVELA brings together shared information, integrated tools and partner collaboration to drive new efficiencies and cost savings throughout the vessel stowage planning and execution process. XVELA is a new venture that utilizes the legacy of Navis PowerStow vessel stowage solution to provide a transformative, cloud-based collaboration platform and network. XVELA enables carrier and terminal vessel planners to easily connect and coordinate vessel stowage planning and execution activities. The result is reduced vessel operation and terminal costs and improved utilization of critical crane, vessel and manpower resources. With a team composed of industry, technology and customer experience experts, XVELA is uniquely positioned to rapidly deliver a cloud-based solution and network to solve age-old problems in the ocean shipping industry. Backed by Navis, the global leader in terminal operation solutions, XVELA operates as an independent entity focused on stowage planning and management innovation.
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Partner

SupplyChainBrain
SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.
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Media Coverage

July 14, 2017 - Marine industry lacks data sharing
Namrata Nadkarni, The Marine Professional
Ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration is resulting in costly inefficiencies for the maritime industry.  Read more »

June 28, 2017 - 'Ineffective sharing' hurts martime industry
World Maritime News Staff, World Maritime News
The study, entitled "Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That's Driving Maritime Operational Transformation," is based on a global survey of more than 200 executives and professionals from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owners, port authorities, shippers, consignees and other members of the global ocean supply chain. Read more »

June 28, 2017 - Global Shipping Industry Is Inching Toward Digitization, Study Says
Business Performance Innovation Network, SupplyChainBrain
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a report and industry survey by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. Read more »

June 27, 2017 - Global maritime shipping industry at the tipping point of digitisation
Retail Asia, Retail News Asia
The study, “Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That’s Driving Maritime Operational Transformation”, finds huge opportunities to improve performance and customer service through better use of technology across the ocean supply chain. The study is based on a global survey of more than 200 executives and professionals from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owners, port authorities, shippers, consignees and other members of the global ocean supply chain. It was developed in partnership with maritime industry technology leaders Navis and XVELA. Read more »

June 23, 2017 - Poor Data Sharing Takes Toll on Shipping, Study Finds
Romelda Asutia, PortCalls Asia
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released recently by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - Study: Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing and Collaboration, But Change Is Coming
World Maritime News Staff, World Maritime News
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, a new report and industry survey released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec, shows. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - Study Calls for Digitization of Maritime Shipping Data
Patrick Burnson, Supply Chain Management Review
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released today by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - New Reports Says Global Ocean Cargo Industry at the “Tipping Point” of Digitization
Patrick Burnson, Supply Chain Management Review
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released today by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - Global maritime shipping industry at the tipping point of digitisation: better data sharing and coll
CargoTec Corporation Staff, CargoTec
The study, entitled "Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That's Driving Maritime Operational Transformation," finds huge opportunities to improve performance and customer service through better use of technology across the ocean supply chain. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - Study: Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing and Collaboration, But Change Is Coming
Zihni Shipping Agency staff, Zihni Shipping Agency
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, a new report and industry survey released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec, shows. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - New Report Says Global Ocean Cargo Industry at the “Tipping Point” of Digitization
Patrick Burnson, American Truck
The study is based on a global survey of more than 200 executives and professionals from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owner as, port authorities, shippers, consignees and other members of the global ocean supply chain. The study was developed in partnership with maritime industry technology leaders, Navis and XVELA. Read more »

June 20, 2017 - Global Maritime Shipping Industry at the Tipping Point of Digitization
BPI Network, PR Newswire
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released today by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. Read more »

June 20, 2017 - BPI Network Study Says Global Maritime Shipping Industry is on Edge of Digitization Revolution
Ken Briodagh, IoT Evolution
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey recently released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec. Read more »

June 20, 2017 - Shipping at the Tipping Point
World Cargo News, iChainnel
Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec, funded the study by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. Entitled “Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That’s Driving Maritime Operational Transformation,” the report is based on a global survey of more than 200 executives and professionals from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owners, port authorities, shippers, consignees and other members of the global ocean supply chain. Read more »

June 20, 2017 - Study Calls for Digitization of Maritime Shipping Data
DC Velocity Staff, DC Velocity
The study was released today by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with maritime-industry technology firm Navis LLC, a division of cargo and load-handling solution vendor Cargotec Corp. It was based on a global survey of more than 200 executives and professionals from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owners, port authorities, shippers, consignees, and other members of the global ocean supply chain. Read more »

May 2, 2017 - Study: IoT readiness remains challenge for many supply chains
Staff, Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
A majority of executives at large global companies expect the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to significantly impact business performance and competitiveness over the next three years, according to a new study released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. Read more »

April 18, 2017 - IOT Readiness Remains a Challenge For Many Industrial Supply Chains
Staff, iChainnel
A majority of executives at large global companies expect the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to significantly impact business performance and competitiveness over the next three years, according to a new study just released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. Read more »

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Facts & Stats

According to a survey conducted by Gartner, supply chain executives and employees have differing perceptions of their organization's capability in adapting to change. The survey showed that 36% of supply chain executives believe they are ready for the challenge, while only 13% of employees think they are. (Source)

A recent study of more than 1,000 senior global executives found that, while 97% understood how Big Data could benefit their supply chain, only 17% reported implementing any of the findings. (Source)

According to a study conducted by Accenture, using Big Data analytics in operations can lead to an increase in supply chain efficiency of 10% or greater. (Source)

Four out of five global trade and logistics experts (82.6%) believe that cooperating closely with supply chain partners and working together to optimize workflows results in critical competitive advantages. (Source)

91.7% of experts say that supply chain collaboration is generally becoming more important within the industry.  (Source)

By 2018, it is predicted that 25% of companies will have deployed demand-sensing and short-term response planning technologies to enable responsive supply chains. (Source)

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Articles

March 29, 2017 - Air freight 2025: Agility, Speed, and Partnerships
McKinsey & Company
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January 25, 2017 - Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight
The Wall Street Journal
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January 16, 2017 - Modernising the Maritime Industry
CSC
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January 16, 2017 - NavisWorld2017
Navis
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January 5, 2017 - Alaska Airport Is a Big Link for the Global Supply Chain
YaleGlobal Online
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January 5, 2017 - Dwell Time Reduction Crucial to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency
Supply Chain Drive
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January 4, 2017 - Global Supply Chain News: 2016 a Year of Tumult in the Ocean Container Sector, but will Changes at Last Drives Rates Higher for Shippers in 2017?
Supply Chain Digest
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January 4, 2017 - Navis Q&A
Port Technology
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January 3, 2017 - U.S. Ports Update: Building for the future
Supply Chain Management Review
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December 20, 2016 - Supply Chain Managers May Expect Improved Ocean Fleet Tracking in 2017
Supply Chain Management Review
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November 18, 2016 - Reducing Waste in the Supply Chain
The Balance
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November 15, 2016 - Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Efficiency, Effectiveness
PLS Logistic Services
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November 14, 2016 - Supply Chains Strengthened On “Silk Road” With New Navis Implementation
Supply Chain Management Review
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October 4, 2016 - Top Supply Chain Challenges For Shippers
Supply Chain Link
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June 23, 2016 - Navis Announces Shipper Compliance Support For Upcoming Solas Container Weighing Regulations
Navis
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May 23, 2016 - Big Data Analytics and the Evolution of the Supply Chain
TechCo
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March 23, 2016 - Why the IoT is the Key to Efficiency in the Supply Chain
ModusLink Global Solutions
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March 20, 2016 - A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain
The Maritime Executive
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February 10, 2016 - Shipping 2030: Technologies That Will Transform the Industry
Ship-Technology
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Leaders

Andreas Mrozek
Global Head, Marine & Terminal Operations
Hamburg Sud
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Heinrich Goller
Managing Director of Operations
Hamburger Hafen and Logistik
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Jörn Springer
Senior Director and Head of Fleet Support Center
Hapag-Lloyd
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Michael Yip
Chief Innovation Officer
Modern Terminals Limited
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Rich Ceci
Sr Vice President Technology and Projects
The Port of Virginia
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Ronald D. Widdows
Chairman
World Shipping Council
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White Papers

Integrated Operations: ABB‘s Digital Business Transformation for the Maritime Industry
The previously conservative maritime industry is now tapping into the possibilities of connectivity and digitalization due to improved satellite coverage and cloud computing. Owners and operators are increasingly looking for suppliers that offer remote troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and condition-based maintenance. Read more »

Shipping Smarter: IoT Opportunities in Transport and Logistic
Many industries and business sectors are struggling to grasp the possibilities of data-driven technology, but companies in transport and logistics (T&L) are way ahead. By their very nature, the logistics providers that move objects by air, sea, rail, and ground have widely distributed networks and rely on rapid information about those networks to make decisions. As a result, they were quick to see the benefits of new sensor and connection technology, placing them at the forefront of the transition to a connected world.  Read more »

Supply Chain Strategy Report: Make The Most Of Supply Chain Strategy
The APICS research department conducted a survey of more than 9,000 operations management professionals on the topic of supply chain strategy. The results revealed several significant insights. Read more »

U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges
Global trade is of increasing relevance to the U.S. economy. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreements in advanced negotiation, it seems certain that the U.S. role in global trade will expand in the years to come and international trade will become even more engrained in the U.S. economy. Read more »

Game-Changing Trends in Supply Chain
Over the last decade, many companies faced extreme supply chain challenges that stretched their capabilities to the breaking point. Both the preponderance of natural disasters and huge economic swings caused extreme challenges across the supply chain. These challenges have not diminished. Supply chains, which once functioned almost on autopilot, face many dangers today in both the global and the domestic market. Read more »

PRESS RELEASES

GLOBAL STUDY TO EXPLORE BUSINESS VALUE OF THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

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NEW RESEARCH FROM PENTON'S IOT INSTITUTE FINDS PRIVACY & ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS ARE THE PRIMARY CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING IOT

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