Author Archive for Adrian Gonzalez

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions in Logistics: Culture Alignment Matters

For several years now, there has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in the transportation and logistics industry — from big, high-profile, mega deals to very small transactions to everything in between. What has been driving all of this M&A activity? “If you start at the consumer and work your way backwards through […]

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TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either). It doesn’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

We’re supposed to get our first plowable snow of the season tomorrow, which means I need to head outside and rake and bag the remaining leaves on my lawn. Rake today, shovel tomorrow. My exercise plans for the weekend are set. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

Last month, I attended and spoke at the Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 conference, where I learned many things about the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry. For example, I learned that there’s a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people use the terms interchangeably. Cement is one of the raw materials that goes into […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast? The mad dash begins to finish all the work that needs to get done before 2018 arrives, so without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E-Commerce Boosts U.S. Shipping Networks […]

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