Archive for Transportation Management Systems

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

What can I do if I have writer’s block? Well, I could turn to an AI-powered robot to my write my post for me (see Wired article, “What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism”). Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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Adopt the “Optimization Lifestyle”: Overcoming Inefficient Decision Making

One of the biggest decisions a business can make is deciding how it will make its decisions. Best-selling author Michael Lewis made this insightful observation about the flawed human psyche in one of his recent novels, The Undoing Project: “Man is a deterministic device thrown into a probabilistic universe. In this match, surprises are expected.” […]

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 43 episodes produced in 2017, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain […]

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TMS Doesn’t Exist in a Vaccuum: Driving Growth and Flexibility with Integration

I am at a swim meet to watch my son compete. It’s a beautiful pool, with plenty of seating for the parents to watch and cheer, and the temperature inside the building is not too hot or too cold. But there’s one thing missing: there’s no public WiFi (and no cellular connectivity either). It doesn’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

We’re supposed to get our first plowable snow of the season tomorrow, which means I need to head outside and rake and bag the remaining leaves on my lawn. Rake today, shovel tomorrow. My exercise plans for the weekend are set. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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