Archive for Descartes Systems Group

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

I joined Snapchat this week. Not because I really wanted to, but because it’s the only way I can communicate with my daughter in college. I tried calling, texting, and emailing her, but she doesn’t respond via those channels. Send her a snap, however, and she gets back to you fairly quickly. I have to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 20-24, 2018)

As you read this, my wife and I will be on the road, driving our oldest daughter H to begin her freshman year in college. Per the advice of friends, I put two boxes of tissues in the car. I joke that they’re for my wife and daughter, but you never know, I might need […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 25-29, 2018)

Nothing gets my heart pumping like cycling to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. I’ve started to ramp up my training for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride in support of JDRF, which will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 3, 2018. Our team members are also […]

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Navigating the Ever-Changing Global Trade Landscape

You can’t go a day without seeing global trade in the news, whether it’s new tariffs, trade agreements, NAFTA, BREXIT, or similar items. It’s one thing to read about these hot topics, however, it’s quite another to navigate the consequences for supply chain and logistics professionals. What is the potential impact on your supply chain? […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

I heard this trivia question on the radio this morning when I drove my son to school: This product was invented in Pittsburgh, PA fifty years ago and it consists of seven parts working together. According to a 2007 report, one of these products is sold every 17 seconds in the U.S. – or around […]

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BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference, I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. Before BASF implemented the Descartes MacroPoint solution, “more often than […]

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