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Achieving Sustainable Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

It’s one thing to achieve your expected transportation savings in the first year, but being able to sustain those savings over multiple years is the ultimate goal. What are some of the critical factors or capabilities companies need to achieve sustained transportation savings? Why are so many companies still struggling to achieve sustained savings? How are leading […]

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Stop Thinking Micro: Maximize Your Savings with Macro-Optimization

Supply chain management software offers a lot of optimization opportunities, but most of those cost savings are realized through micro-optimization. What is the difference between micro-optimization and macro-optimization? What are the limitations or drawbacks to micro-optimization? Is macro-optimization the right approach in every case or does micro-optimization still have a role What’s required to enable […]

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Transforming Supply Chains into Global Trade Networks

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens. What’s the difference between the traditional supply chain model and a global trade network model? Why is making this transformation important today? […]

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From Hype to Reality: A Roadmap for Digital Supply Chain Benefits

There’s a lot of buzz and hype today about enabling the digital supply chain. But companies have been using technology, such as the internet and software, to enable their supply chain processes for many years. So, what is new and different today as it relates to “digitizing” the supply chain? Watch as Frauke Heistermann, Member […]

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Pool Distribution: The Value of the Network Effect in Transportation

Watch as Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group discusses the history of pool distribution, common misconceptions about the model today, and why pool distribution as a store replenishment strategy is more relevant than ever. What is pool distribution? Why is pool distribution in the spotlight today? What are the critical factors […]

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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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