Archive for Transportation Management

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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This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference, I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations. It’s also the end of the month and the end of the quarter, which means I need to put on my finance and payroll hats later today to complete those administrative tasks. And it’s […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Stay tuned for my takeaways from the conference in a future post. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics […]

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How Shippers Can Use Data Visualization to Succeed in a Carriers’ Market

Over the first two quarters of 2018, carrier rates in Europe have increased. At the same time in the United States, an extreme driver shortage and resulting capacity crunch forced shippers to compete for carrier deals. Although the two major trading bodies have differences in the cause and severity of their transport trends, shippers from […]

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