Archive for Guest Commentary

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: trucking capacity is tight, really tight. Shippers are paying higher rates, and even with offering higher rates many shippers are seeing rejected loads from the same carriers they relied on for capacity in the past. As trucking companies work to add equipment and to attract drivers, […]

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Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. With the increased cost of moving goods, food and beverage companies are being forced to increase the price of their products to maintain their profit margins. But in a world of heightened competition […]

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all […]

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CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

“Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line!  What the hell is going on over there in transportation?!” barks the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) into the phone. Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend […]

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Is M&A Success Possible Without Digital Transformation?

The last several years have seen record-breaking Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity in many key process manufacturing markets, making some wonder what the future will hold. Will these organizations turn their attention to optimizing their recent acquisitions and focus on organic growth opportunities or will they focus on further M&A activity? In either case, digital […]

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Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate is in full effect, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to drivers’ hours – creating a number of additional […]

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