Archive for Guest Commentary – GT Nexus

Missing: C-level Engagement to Address Supply Chain Disruption Risk

A 2005 study on the impact of supply chain disruptions revealed there is significant damage to a company’s financials and brand when a crisis or stoppage occurs. The report shows, for example, that firms suffering from supply chain disruption experience 33% to 40% lower stock returns compared to their peers.  Other stats related to disruption […]

Read More →

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in […]

Read More →

How Technology Networks Are Redefining the ‘Supply Chain Community’

We’re at the dawn of a new age in supply chains. As cloud-based technology moves into the mainstream, extended partner networks that make up the global supply chain are harnessing it to share information in new ways and collaborate online. The real benefit of the cloud isn’t so much about its features and functions, but […]

Read More →

3 Powerful Methods for Shippers to Wield Their Collective Power

Shipping and transportation are typically seen as problems businesses face on their own. After all, no two companies share the same exact supply chain. And several aspects of the industry, like bidding for carrier contracts, are highly dependent on idiosyncratic individual relationships between enterprises. But in the last few years technology has enabled communities of […]

Read More →

The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. One reason for this is that companies are outsourcing more, in order to raise profitability. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey. For shippers, greater outsourcing means reduced control over their processes, […]

Read More →

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. As a result, several areas […]

Read More →