Archive for October 2018

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand. Unofficial holidays like Black Friday […]

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Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

If you’ve ever paid $10 for an Uber ride to the cocktail lounge in the evening and then a “surge priced” $50 for the same distance Uber ride back to your home only a few hours later around closing time, you understand the dynamics troubling shippers in today’s capacity constrained transportation market. In an environment […]

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Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know. A TMS can be implemented successfully, on-time and within budget, but it takes a lot of planning and subject matter expertise, not just around the software, but around the business case, transportation operations, upstream and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles? I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Eight days to go until I and my Logistics Leaders […]

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Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video]

Roger A. Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Transformation, and from your perspective, where are most companies today on this journey? When you talk to your clients and prospects, what are they trying to achieve with digital […]

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment [Video]

Ben Bidwell, Director of U.S. Customs at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you give us a summary of the biggest global trade developments this year? What impact are these changes having on importers, exporters, and other stakeholders? Is changing product classification codes (HTS codes) a good […]

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