Archive for LeanLogistics

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks. What’s wrong with this picture? Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade […]

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The Whole is Greater Than Sum of Its Parts: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebranded as BluJay Solutions

How should we (re)organize ourselves to best harvest the value of ‘network effects’ to measurably boost the quality, opportunity, and ‘user experiences’ of our offerings? That was one of three key questions that Michael Schrage presented in a research paper titled “Rethinking Networks: Exploring Strategies for Making Users More Valuable,” published last year by MIT […]

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Dedicated Fleet: A Growing Piece of the Transportation Puzzle

In a guest commentary we published back in July 2013 titled “Dedicated Fleet and Common Carrier Network: A Match Made in Heaven?,” Scott Nemeth writes: Say you’ve always used a for-hire common carrier to deliver goods and materials. Or, maybe you prefer to use your own private fleet. Or you only use a dedicated fleet […]

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Improve Your Response Time to Market Through Effective Benchmarking

There is a significant amount of angst in the transportation marketplace lately in regards to freight spend forecasts. No matter your preference of publication, the message is likely to be the same for the 2017 outlook: Between the FSMA legislation, ELD implementation, impending driver shortages and common economic predictions, capacity will likely be down and […]

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Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration: Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success

To use a cooking analogy, before you cook a meal, you have to determine what ingredients you need, how many people you’re cooking for, maybe what side dishes or sauces you need to prepare, and so on. Is there an equivalent process or approach companies should take before engaging in a transportation procurement engagement? “In […]

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What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

It was 30 years ago that Robert Fulghum first published his collection of essays “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” In the title essay, he provided a list of how to live, what to do, and how to be. First and foremost on his list was “share everything.” Software infrastructure was […]

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