Archive for Transportation Management

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to […]

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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution. I was particularly interested in this deal because the grocery industry is near and dear to my heart. My […]

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Insights on the Canadian Transportation Market

There are many companies that have transportation operations in both the United States and Canada. As you might expect, the transportation market in Canada is a bit different than in the U.S.. “Geographically, Canada is the second largest country in the world and it has the tenth largest economy in the world,” said Brian Ware, […]

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When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. While taking a standardized approach to transportation management and procurement would facilitate visibility and control, the fact is that the operating realities of each market are different. In a recent […]

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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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