Archive for Guest Commentary – CLX Logistics

How Shippers Can Use Data Visualization to Succeed in a Carriers’ Market

Over the first two quarters of 2018, carrier rates in Europe have increased. At the same time in the United States, an extreme driver shortage and resulting capacity crunch forced shippers to compete for carrier deals. Although the two major trading bodies have differences in the cause and severity of their transport trends, shippers from […]

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Make no mistake — today, it’s a carrier’s world and shippers are living in it. From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. It’s the realization of a warning […]

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Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How […]

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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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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid […]

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How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency. Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics […]

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