Archive for e-commerce

Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Even though shipments may be transported over hundreds of miles, or just a few miles, the main focus today is on the final mile — that is, making sure the delivery experience for the end-customer (which in many cases is a home delivery) is a positive one. What factors are driving this growing attention to […]

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on some of the news that made the headlines last week. Amazon Feeling the Headache of E-Commerce Returns As I […]

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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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This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

It’s 32 degrees this morning. Chance of snow and freezing rain later this afternoon. This can only mean one thing: Opening Day for my son’s baseball team is upon us. His first two games of the season are tomorrow afternoon. I’ll dress for football weather, bring a hot mug of coffee, and cheer the team […]

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

That’s my “before the game” Opening Day photo from yesterday. You don’t want to see my “after the game” photo, which is not pretty after the Red Sox gave up six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to lose the game. It isn’t easy being a Red Sox fan, especially when many of […]

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

“More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, up more than 50 percent from the year prior, Amazon Vice President Eric Broussard said in an interview,” as reported by Jeffrey Dastin in a recent article in Reuters. “That amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for […]

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