Archive for Guest Commentary – BluJay Solutions

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit. The phones started ringing again with carriers or brokers offering their services. The […]

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Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. Supply chain and logistics decision-makers feel the […]

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Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49% Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43% Improved security – 37% System reliability/availability – 35% Ability to analyze/act on data – 34% Better customer […]

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Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. As consumers, we’re accustomed to being able to order almost anything we need or want, get it faster than ever, and track its every move. Great for us! But as supply chain professionals, the Amazon effect — with its omni-channel, next-day, full visibility pressures — puts a […]

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Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Technology has come a long way in digitizing customs procedures, however, in today’s global trade environment, risks still remain if electronic declarations aren’t filled out completely, accurately, and plausibly. Any of these pitfalls can increase costs and hamper productivity—and simply, interrupt the flow of goods. The good news is that best-of-breed, multi-country customs management software, […]

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Seeing the Bigger Picture: How a Global Trade Network Can Create More Accurate KPIs

Your supply chain’s key performance indicators support tactical, day-to-day business decisions, so ensuring you are reading them correctly is imperative. The question becomes, “how are you comparing your transportation metrics to what’s happening around you?” If you only focus on the data in your own supply chain, you could be missing the bigger picture, and […]

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