Archive for Chris Jones

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to […]

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How Disruptive is Global E-Commerce? More Than You Think

It only takes a simple example to remind you how e-commerce continues to evolve and the potential it has to disrupt traditional markets, supply chains and even governments. Let me tell you how international e-commerce is changing one buying pattern and why it will reshape global logistics operations and government import regulations. The moral to […]

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Pool Distribution: The Speed of Parcel at the Cost of LTL/Truckload

With four kids heading in four different directions each night (swim practice, track practice, sax lessons, religious school), the only way my wife and I are able to pull it off is by carpooling with other families. It’s our own version of pool distribution, a replenishment and fulfillment model that, although it has been around […]

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Pool Distribution: The Value of the Network Effect in Transportation

Watch as Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group discusses the history of pool distribution, common misconceptions about the model today, and why pool distribution as a store replenishment strategy is more relevant than ever. What is pool distribution? Why is pool distribution in the spotlight today? What are the critical factors […]

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5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

With the seasonal flood of consumer demand about hit the retail industry, advanced home delivery solutions can play an important role in success. Based on a benchmark study¹ of retailers using home delivery technology in diverse industries worldwide, here’s what companies are actually doing in five key areas to capitalize on the home delivery opportunity. 1. […]

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Guest Commentary: What Logistics Technology Providers Can Learn from Social Media

There is no escaping the social media hype in today’s press. While the platforms are not necessarily geared for logistics, there are important parallels in logistics to what has made the social media market so successful. Taking a look at some of the fundamental challenges in logistics shows how social media-oriented logistics solutions can address […]

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