Archive for Past Episode – LeanLogistics

Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success: Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration

There are many ingredients and steps involved in preparing for, executing, and sustaining the success of a transportation procurement engagement. To use a cooking analogy, if you don’t have the right ingredients or a proven recipe to follow, the end result might not be as appetizing as expected. What is the current state of the […]

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Using Actionable Intelligence to Unlock Hidden Savings in Your Supply Chain

Many companies know intuitively that they are leaving money and other benefits on the table when it comes to their supply chain and logistics operations. This is especially true in transportation management. The challenge is uncovering those hidden opportunities and executing them effectively, and that’s where actionable intelligence comes in. What is actionable intelligence? How […]

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Preparing for a Future with Driverless Trucks

There has been a lot of discussion about driverless cars and trucks over the past couple of years. But there’s also been a lot of developments, both on the technology front as well as the lobbying and regulatory front. What have been some of the most interesting developments and accomplishments so far? Why is there […]

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E Pluribus Unum: The Unification of Transportation Management

Transportation management is a collection of many elements: many carriers, many modes, many trading partners, many data elements stored in many systems. This fragmentation has made it difficult for shippers to manage their end-to-end transportation processes in an efficient manner and to achieve timely, accurate, and complete visibility to transportation activities and performance metrics. Advancements […]

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Supply Chain Optimization: 4 Key Steps to Achieving an Optimal Transportation Network

Supply Chain Optimization is a widely-used term in the industry, and while many companies understand its potential to drive cost savings and service improvements, they don’t know where to start or how to justify the investment. In this episode, Derrick Muilenburg, Manager of Optimization Services at LeanLogistics, discusses four key steps to achieving an optimal […]

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What Are Other Shippers Doing? Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement

In many ways, the success of a company’s transportation operations begins with how well it plans and executes its transportation procurement process. Do it right and you end up with competitive rates, assured capacity, and reliable service. Take the wrong approach or strategy and you might end up paying too much, scrambling for capacity, or […]

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