Archive for Descartes Systems Group

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). I woke up at 2:15 am on Wednesday and couldn’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, the mad dash to the end of the year is on. It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. As I write this, news is coming out of Bueno Aires that the new […]

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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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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 (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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