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Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for Your 3PL Business

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are primarily used by two types of companies: shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). But 3PLs have unique requirements compared to shippers, so there are some additional factors they need to consider when evaluating and selecting a TMS solution and partner. What are those key factors, and what should other 3PLs […]

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? […]

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The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. What’s changed? How will these changes impact […]

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Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Sending out a Request for Proposal — an RFP — is what most companies do when they’re looking for a technology solution. But what if instead of a Request for Proposal, the RFP became a Request for Partnership, as my friend Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee suggested several years ago? It seems like […]

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Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Despite industry professionals talking about it for 20+ years, many companies still don’t have real supply chain visibility beyond a rudimentary level. So how can we achieve this? What business processes will it impact? How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding […]

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Material Handling and Fleet Management: Uncovering Opportunities for Cost Savings and Other Business Benefits

Supply Chain and Logistics executives are under a great deal of pressure to not only meet today’s more demanding customer expectations, but to do so in a cost-effective manner. Therefore, finding opportunities to minimize costs and improve productivity are more important than ever. One area that many companies overlook for potential benefits is material handling […]

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