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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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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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How to Protect Your Carrier Assets During Capacity Crunch

Having available capacity means more than having enough trucks, rail or steamship carrier assets to manage your business. Rather, it’s about winning the ongoing competition between shippers and third party logistics (3PLs) providers to secure those assets in order to maintain supply chain velocity. With capacity in a constant state of flux, it’s critical that […]

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Dedicated Fleet: A Growing Piece of the Transportation Puzzle

In a guest commentary we published back in July 2013 titled “Dedicated Fleet and Common Carrier Network: A Match Made in Heaven?,” Scott Nemeth writes: Say you’ve always used a for-hire common carrier to deliver goods and materials. Or, maybe you prefer to use your own private fleet. Or you only use a dedicated fleet […]

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