Archive for Episode Highlights

Supply Chain Risks: Which Are Top of Mind Today?

If you were to add a subtitle to every supply chain professional’s job description it would be Risk Manager or Risk Mitigator. The reality is that supply chain management is not just about managing orders and transportation and inventory — it’s about doing all those things while also navigating through the many risks that could […]

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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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Transportation Business Intelligence: Drowning in Data or Winning with Insights?

Supply chain and logistics professionals face many challenges, including drowning in data! This is especially true in transportation management, as companies work across many modes, many geographies, and many sources of data, including from GPS and mobile devices. There’s a lot of discussion these days about the importance of converting data into actionable intelligence. Why […]

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Trucking Capacity: Tapping into the Long Tail

What are you seeing and hearing in the trucking market today? It’s my favorite question to ask industry executives these days, and it’s a question I asked Jeff Potts, Vice President of Sales at BluJay Solutions in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “We aggregate in excess of $17 billion in annual freight spend through […]

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Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

One of the trends I’ve been writing and talking about is how the clockspeeds of every industry are accelerating and how companies are having a hard time realigning their processes, organizational structures, and technology platforms to keep up with this rapid pace of change. This is certainly true when it comes to supply chain planning, […]

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Logistics Service Providers Customer Billing and Pricing: There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach

When you think about logistics service providers (LSPs) and the different ways they can differentiate themselves and create value, customer billing and pricing is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But when you dive deeper into the topic, you realize that enabling and managing customer billing and pricing in smart and efficient […]

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