Archive for Transportation Management

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions. To optimize their delivery operations, these companies engage in strategic route design on an infrequent basis or when some big event occurs in the company. In today’s competitive market, the “5 […]

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Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand. Unofficial holidays like Black Friday […]

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Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” I encourage you to watch the archive of the webinar for the full presentation, including the content presented by Brian Hodgson from Descartes. […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come? If you leave the milk container out on the kitchen counter overnight […]

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

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. This is the first time in many years that I’ve had to assume all of her responsibilities in managing the complex operations of a house with three kids (our oldest child is in college, […]

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Solving the challenge and underlying issues will require focus and attention to internal processes, better communication with carriers and partners, and using technology […]

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