Archive for January 2019

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. What are these new rules for success? How should companies respond? What role is technology playing? […]

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Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” Here are more details from the article: “Speaking at a press event in Las Vegas preceding the CES electronics show, [Martin Daum, the head of Daimler’s truck […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year? Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! There are five rides you can […]

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Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

With tight capacity and rising rates dominating the headlines, 2018 certainly didn’t go as planned or expected for many shippers. As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens […]

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Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. Much like your neighbors use portable on-demand storage to store […]

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CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s […]

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