Archive for Guest Commentary – LeanLogistics

Improve Your Response Time to Market Through Effective Benchmarking

There is a significant amount of angst in the transportation marketplace lately in regards to freight spend forecasts. No matter your preference of publication, the message is likely to be the same for the 2017 outlook: Between the FSMA legislation, ELD implementation, impending driver shortages and common economic predictions, capacity will likely be down and […]

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What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

It was 30 years ago that Robert Fulghum first published his collection of essays “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” In the title essay, he provided a list of how to live, what to do, and how to be. First and foremost on his list was “share everything.” Software infrastructure was […]

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Where Do the Savings from Managed Transportation Services Come From?

Managed transportation service providers work to deliver transportation solutions to maximize service at the lowest cost through people, process, and technology. “The people” is defined as a team of logistics experts collaborating together to provide customers supply chain value on a daily basis — saving time and resources internally. The process involves investigating the current […]

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Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

Deciding to buy a transportation management system (TMS) is a big decision and there are a lot of factors to consider. One area of consideration that, at times, can be overlooked is the type of customer support the company will provide after implementation. This is an important question because it can impact the ability to […]

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Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

If the start and end point of a company’s supply chain followed a straight and narrow path, software solutions would be simple to create. In reality, the supply chain looks more like a freeway interchange filled with twist, turns, and crossing lanes. This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers […]

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Transformative Transportation Management

A common question in supply chain is “Should we outsource, at the potential expense of control, workforce morale and visibility, or should we insource a technology solution for our team to manage in-house?” It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. Shippers […]

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