Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

Pool Distribution Making a Comeback with Manufacturers and Retailers

“If you think about it, for the past couple of decades in supply chain, companies have been focused on optimizing their network and maximizing efficiencies, on creating full truckloads and full order quantities,” said JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “Today, with the Amazon […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for […]

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Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers. Here’s how I define Simplicity-as-a-Service: Simplicity-as-a-Service is enabling customers to achieve their desired outcomes in an ever-changing business environment with less time, effort, cost, risk, and […]

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If You Spend a Week with Your Carrier’s Driver

But before you come to any conclusions Try walking in my shoes Try walking in my shoes You’ll stumble in my footsteps Keep the same appointments i kept If you try walking in my shoes If you try walking in my shoes — Lyrics from “Walking in My Shoes” by Depeche Mode Last week, BBC […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Who will wear the jersey this year? Last year I organized our first Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure cycling team (LL4T1DCure) to raise money for JDRF, the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and many individual contributors, we raised over $43,000 for the cause! Check […]

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Uber: The Newest Entry on Your Carrier Scorecard

A few weeks ago on Talking Logistics, I spoke with Frank McGuigan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Transplace, about a variety of transportation trends, including the emergence of Uber as a logistics service provider. Uber officially launched UberFreight right after Christmas last year, but there still isn’t much information on the homepage, other than […]

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