Archive for Chris Jones

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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Collaboration in the Network: The What, How, and Why

Collaboration has always been a hot topic in the supply chain and logistics industry, although historically, relatively few companies have “walked the talk” and taken the necessary action to make it work. Today, however, more and more companies  are revisiting collaboration with renewed interest and motivation. Supply Chain Operating Networks are the perfect platform to […]

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Guest Commentary: What is the Half-Life of Your Logistics Technology Investments?

According to Merriam Webster, one of the definitions of half-life is a period of usefulness or popularity preceding decline or obsolescence. It is important to match the half-life of your business processes with the half-life of the technology investments you are making. With the half-life of many business processes dramatically shrinking, the notion that every […]

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