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BluJay SOAR 2019: Key Takeaways

“BluJay is a good company today. We want to make it a great company.” That was one of the key points Andrew Kirkwood, BluJay Solutions’ relatively new CEO, communicated in his opening address at the

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2019)

Out with the old, in the with new. It had been almost 4.5 years since we last refreshed the Talking Logistics website, but yesterday at 3:00 pm ET, after weeks of planning and design work,

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This Week in Logistics News (May 6-10, 2019)

Well, that was quick. It seems like only yesterday I dropped my daughter off at college to begin her freshman year, and now I’m heading out to pick her up. Before I head out, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:

The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

One of the big takeaways from 2018 was that finding trucking capacity during periods of high demand is very challenging, especially in a highly-fragmented market with hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and micro-carriers with 9 trucks or less. How do you efficiently tap into this large source of capacity? How do you make it a win-win-win for shippers, carriers, and brokers?

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

As highlighted in our previous Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders report, many companies are still not performing to their full potential when it comes to omni-channel fulfillment, and they continue to experience challenges related to inventory visibility and optimization.

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Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company.

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Despite a difficult first three quarters of 2018, the market began to show signs of softening and improved capacity in Q4. This softening and improved truckload and intermodal capacity has continued into 2019, and the outlook for a steadier market has remained. This quick shift from the historically tight market of 2018 to a more shipper-friendly market at the start of 2019 has been a surprise to many within the industry.