Archive for April 2018

Leveraging TMS to Become Shipper of Choice

Everytime trucking capacity gets tight, as we find ourselves in today, you hear a lot of discussion about the importance of becoming a “Shipper of Choice” in the eyes of carriers. But what does that mean exactly? What do carriers value the most today? And how can a transportation management system help shippers secure more […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 23-27, 2018)

I finally came out of hibernation earlier this week and did my first outdoor bike ride of the year. I was a bit rusty when I started, but it felt good to be outdoors after riding in the basement all winter! We have eight riders confirmed so far for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 […]

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. A single item can touch multiple continents before landing in the hands of the consumer. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help […]

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[Video] Tariffs, Trade, and the Global Supply Chain

Toby Brzoznowski, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at LLamasoft discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why do new tariffs and the potential for a trade war matter for supply chain and logistics executives? What’s required for companies to adequately understand the potential impact of these tariffs and to determine […]

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Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain […]

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Time to Replace Your TMS? Three Ways to Tell

Deciding whether and when to replace a piece of supply chain software is a tricky balance: You can’t wait until your operations (or customers) are significantly affected by cumbersome processes or the lack of visibility, yet you know the inefficiencies of your current software are holding you back. A transportation management system (TMS) is no […]

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