Archive for July 2018

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

Well, I’m off through the end of next week on a much-needed vacation. So, while I’m off the grid and recharging my batteries, you can check out the top posts and new episodes from Q2 2018 (if you missed the top posts and the new episodes from Q1, you can link to them here). After […]

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Secrets of Shipping Leaders: How They Get Better Truckload Service and Pricing [Video]

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What was the goal of this new research project? How do you define and measure a perfect shipment? How do Leaders compare to Laggards when it comes to Perfect Shipments? One of […]

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Blockchain for Logistics: Preparing for the Opportunities

Without a doubt, blockchain is currently the most talked-about new technology — it’s also the most confusing, especially for supply chain and logistics professionals who are trying to understand its potential role and benefits. What are some of the potential use cases for blockchain in logistics? What are the main barriers to adoption? What should […]

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Uncovering Cost Savings in Material Handling and Fleet Management

Jeff Burns, President at Kenco Material Handling Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “fleet management” mean for material handling and distribution folks? What are some of the main challenges companies face related to fleet management? How do you determine whether to buy, lease, or rent equipment? […]

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

Cyberattack and hacker threats. Robots and self-driving cars. Same-day delivery. Blockchain. Tariffs. Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. (WSJ – sub. req’d) Study warns of rising hacker threats to SAP, Oracle business software (Reuters) […]

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Important Factors in Last Mile Delivery

Last Mile Delivery is one of the fastest growing, and most difficult, areas in logistics. When you consider that last mile deliveries can account for nearly 30 percent of total delivery costs, and that you can win or lose a customer for life depending on a good or bad delivery experience, its importance cannot be […]

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