Archive for Guest Commentary – Manhattan Associates

Balance Network Profitability with Customer Capacity Requirements

Every day, North American carriers face the challenge of booking or accepting freight that benefits them while still meeting customer expectations. Based on government regulations for driver hours, carriers have a limited amount of time to generate revenue. And they have to balance this limitation with the capacity they’ve committed for their customers while dealing […]

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Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Last month on Talking Logistics, Adrian Gonzalez, Keith Nash (VP Supply Chain Logistics at Lennox International) and I discussed “Lennox International’s Complete Supply Chain Redesign.” If you missed the live episode, you can watch it now on demand. Here are some of the questions that we discussed, along with a summary of Keith’s responses. What […]

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Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements? Most tier 1 transportation management systems (TMS) are built around providing visibility to and optimization for full truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) modes, primarily into and out of a Retail or Consumer Packaged Goods […]

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum. Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity. But these positive developments are beginning to be overshadowed by concerns about the ongoing driver shortage: CNN has reported there are currently 30,000 […]

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Top 5 Questions About Keeping Transportation In-House

There is an old proverb: You never know what you have until it is gone. Is this true for your in-house transportation management department? Why would you hand over your transportation management to someone else? There are viable reasons to outsource the system, people, or both; for example, your transportation requirements are not unique enough […]

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