Archive for Guest Commentary – Descartes

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to […]

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How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

It only takes a simple example to remind you how e-commerce continues to evolve and the potential it has to disrupt traditional markets, supply chains and even governments. Let me tell you how international e-commerce is changing one buying pattern and why it will reshape global logistics operations and government import regulations. The moral to […]

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The Cost-Saving Benefits of ELDs: Why Wait for Compliance?

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is accelerating the adoption of telematics systems. However, best-in-class fleets understand that these solutions can positively impact fleet operations in many ways that add to the bottom line. While telematics creates a platform for compliance with the ELD mandate, the inside track is that the paperless, real-time communications environment […]

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HS 2017 Reform Is Here: Are You Prepared?

Developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Harmonized System (HS) serves as a universal economic language for goods—an indispensable tool for global trade. It’s used by more than 200 countries and territories as a basis for customs tariffs. The HS is also used extensively by governments, international organizations, and the private sector for many […]

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5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

With the seasonal flood of consumer demand about hit the retail industry, advanced home delivery solutions can play an important role in success. Based on a benchmark study¹ of retailers using home delivery technology in diverse industries worldwide, here’s what companies are actually doing in five key areas to capitalize on the home delivery opportunity. 1. […]

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Why the European Union’s UCC Matters to Global Trade

European Union (EU) Customs handles over €3,400 billion of goods per year and two billion tons of cargo annually. With the first phase of the new Union Customs Code (UCC) legislation coming into effect on May 1, 2016, the regulation is anticipated to have a substantial impact on global trade. With sweeping procedural modifications expected […]

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