Archive for Transportation Management

On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has always been (and remains) a top priority for companies, but over the past few years, the spotlight has been on a particular segment of the process: achieving real-time freight visibility. Why has this become so important for shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs)? “We’ve always had systems that allowed […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 17-21, 2017)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news (I’ll share my takeaways in future posts): Congress may attempt to alter or delay ELD mandate (Commercial Carrier Journal) U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks  (Reuters) FedEx says cyber attack to hurt full-year results (Reuters) […]

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The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What is Network Effectiveness and how does it impact the total cost and value of visibility? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and […]

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How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. Consider the term “Free Time,” which is the amount of time from when a vessel or container arrives at the final destination until the recipient starts paying storage fees. Technically, Free Time is not […]

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The Cost-Saving Benefits of ELDs: Why Wait for Compliance?

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is accelerating the adoption of telematics systems. However, best-in-class fleets understand that these solutions can positively impact fleet operations in many ways that add to the bottom line. While telematics creates a platform for compliance with the ELD mandate, the inside track is that the paperless, real-time communications environment […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 19-23, 2017)

It’s the last day of school, so lot’s of excitement here at home. With little time to spare this morning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Deal for Whole Foods Seen as Ideal for Urban Pickup and Delivery Hubs (WSJ – sub. req’d) Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get […]

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