Archive for May 2018

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on some of the news that made the headlines last week. Amazon Feeling the Headache of E-Commerce Returns As I […]

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 21-25, 2018)

“Papi, I think I left my school bag at the baseball field,” my son tells me at 10:00 pm last night, as I’m trying to write this post and get packed for our annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Baseball Heaven for a tournament. “Are you kidding me?!” He wasn’t kidding. So I put on […]

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[Video] Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is talent management so important in logistics today? What trends are impacting the way companies approach talent management today? Are the skills and capabilities hiring managers look for today in candidates different than […]

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Navigating the Ever-Changing Global Trade Landscape

You can’t go a day without seeing global trade in the news, whether it’s new tariffs, trade agreements, NAFTA, BREXIT, or similar items. It’s one thing to read about these hot topics, however, it’s quite another to navigate the consequences for supply chain and logistics professionals. What is the potential impact on your supply chain? […]

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CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

“Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line!  What the hell is going on over there in transportation?!” barks the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) into the phone. Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend […]

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