Archive for March 2018

This Week in Logistics News (March 26-30, 2018)

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game. It isn’t easy being a Red Sox fan, especially when many of […]

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

“More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, up more than 50 percent from the year prior, Amazon Vice President Eric Broussard said in an interview,” as reported by Jeffrey Dastin in a recent article in Reuters. “That amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for […]

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The Great Transportation Spot Market Inversion of 2018

Andrew Lockwood, Senior Manager Analytics & Solution Design at Kenco Group, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is this “spot market inversion” and what factors are behind it? What does this mean for shippers? How should they interpret and respond to this trend? What’s the biggest mistake a […]

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Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

“March Madness” is in full swing in college basketball and some industry analysts might also use a similar term to describe the current transportation environment: “Rate Madness!” Shippers are dealing with higher rates from less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload carriers, new surcharges are being added for service in some cities, and providers are actively turning down […]

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A “New Normal” in the Truckload Industry

There are so many trends impacting the trucking industry today — everything from regulations and technologies to fuel, labor, and economic conditions — that the industry is noticeably different than it was in the past. Is that creating a “new normal” in the trucking industry? What does that mean exactly, and more importantly, what steps […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 19-23, 2018)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona (New York Times) FedEx Office to open in 500 Walmart stores across U.S. in next 2 years (USA Today) FedEx Returns Technology Offers End-To-End Returns […]

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