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This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September Bpost to Buy Radial for $820 Million (WSJ – sub. req’d) Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One (CNBC) Deutsche Post DHL […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 25-29, 2017)

You know what might be more complex than supply chain management? The college application and financial aid process. We’re wading through it now with my oldest daughter who is a senior in high school. If you have to schedule multiple information sessions and webcasts to explain how this whole process works, like our high school […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. I’m still catching up from all I missed while I was away on vacation, but I’ve highlighted some of the key news items below, with Tropical Storm Harvey topping the list. Freight Companies […]

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LSPs, Differentiate Yourself with Flexible Pricing Programs (How a TMS Can Help)

It’s important for a transportation management solution (TMS) to offer flexibility in the way that you create and manage accounts receivable (AR) to ensure accurate billing and fast payment. But even the best AR management capabilities are heavily reliant on comprehensive rating capabilities to allow you to bill your customers in a way that is […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 24-28, 2017)

Amazon reported its Q2 2017 results yesterday. Revenues increased 25 percent to $38 billion in the quarter compared to Q2 2016, but profits fell by 77 percent as the company continues to invest heavily in its various businesses, including its logistics and fulfillment network. Shipping expenses increased 36 percent in the quarter to over $4.5 […]

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps we followed for one of our latest supply chain integrations: Step 1: […]

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