Archive for February 2019

Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their […]

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The Role of TMS in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

What do shipper’s look for in a logistics partner? Operational excellence, of course. But beyond that, shippers today also expect their logistics partners to provide them with technology solutions, timely and accurate data, and business intelligence and analytics capabilities. What factors are driving these expectations? How are logistics service providers responding? What capabilities are most […]

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Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit. The phones started ringing again with carriers or brokers offering their services. The […]

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$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

As reported by Forbes last week, “Flexport, a software-focused freight forwarder [founded in 2013] that helps businesses transport their goods to their point of sale, announced a $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund on Thursday, with existing investors Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express all participating. The […]

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Unleashing Agility in Late-Stage Customization

Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When you talk to your customers, what are the main challenges CPG brands are facing today? What are the new rules for success in the industry? What are some of the challenges or hurdles that CPG companies have […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days. I give thanks whenever I come off the mountain uninjured, especially after going 32 mph down a run (it’s important to note that my kids flew by me on the way down, so I am grateful that […]

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