Author Archive for Chris Jones

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions. To optimize their delivery operations, these companies engage in strategic route design on an infrequent basis or when some big event occurs in the company. In today’s competitive market, the “5 […]

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The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages, shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. In addition, rising customer expectations for faster delivery, on-time shipments and real-time status updates are magnifying the pressure to perform. Forward-thinking organizations are […]

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What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to […]

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How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

It only takes a simple example to remind you how e-commerce continues to evolve and the potential it has to disrupt traditional markets, supply chains and even governments. Let me tell you how international e-commerce is changing one buying pattern and why it will reshape global logistics operations and government import regulations. The moral to […]

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5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

With the seasonal flood of consumer demand about hit the retail industry, advanced home delivery solutions can play an important role in success. Based on a benchmark study¹ of retailers using home delivery technology in diverse industries worldwide, here’s what companies are actually doing in five key areas to capitalize on the home delivery opportunity. 1. […]

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What’s Top of Mind for Industry Leaders in 2015?

I have been fortunate for the last 6 years to be involved in an organization called Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) – an organization of over 60 of the largest distribution-oriented and logistics companies in the US. Every year, these senior supply chain leaders get together in January. One of the sessions is a […]

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