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Using Pool Distribution for Additional LTL Capacity

We’re more than halfway through 2021 and it’s been a very challenging year for transportation executives, to put it mildly. There have been great imbalances between freight demand and capacity across all modes, forcing shippers

Data: Don’t Drown In It, Deliver with It!

Author’s note: Last month, I participated in a webinar hosted by Trimble titled, “Data: Don’t Drown In It, Deliver with It!” The following is an excerpt of my presentation.  What is data?  According to the

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Don’t Let Customs Delays Compound Logistics Delays

Last year, as the pandemic started to take hold around the world, one of the candidates for “Word of the Year” for 2020 was “cancelled” – as industry conferences, sporting events, concerts, schools, and so

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Beyond Technology: The Importance of Relationship Building

Technology often hogs the spotlight in today’s logistics industry, but anyone who has been in the industry for a while understands that relationships — with shippers, carriers, employees and technology providers — are critical as

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 16, 2021)

There seems to be a growing trend of supply chain technology companies sponsoring sporting events and athletes. Earlier this week, for example, project44 announced that it is “entering into its first NASCAR sponsorship with Rick

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A Strategic Approach to Direct Procurement

Outsourced manufacturing is the norm today, often involving thousands of suppliers and sites scattered around the globe. Direct procurement departments — those responsible for purchasing