Archive for Guest Commentary

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. Process industry businesses that embark on digital transformation journeys are becoming disruptors in the industry. Smart executives know that a digital transformation can be a catalyst for growth and will drive […]

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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints […]

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2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight […]

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Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement

When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. Whether it’s to reduce transportation costs, centralize their transportation management, or deliver better service to customers, both parties identify a desired outcome and work collaboratively to deliver on those promises. Unfortunately, over time, daily activities often fail to directly […]

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IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job. A job that was once as simple as moving goods around now involves managing relationships with suppliers and service providers all around the globe, while also keeping track of the goods as your shipments move closer to their destination. According to a 2017 […]

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload […]

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