Archive for logistics

Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control and professional, it should fit perfectly, and it should be comfortable and easy to “wear.” So what do you do if your current warehouse is ill-fitting? For most businesses, the answer is either expanding or […]

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Big Data in Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Everybody talks about it, but what does Big Data really mean? When it comes to leveraging Big Data effectively in your organization, where do you begin? How do you apply it and what are the […]

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. A single item can touch multiple continents before landing in the hands of the consumer. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help […]

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Transportation Spot Market Inversion

Shippers today find themselves in a difficult and costly situation: their routing guides are often broken and they’re having to go to the spot market to cover their loads, which is costing more than they had budgeted. The great transportation spot market inversion has occurred. What does that mean for shippers? How should they respond? […]

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Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.” Well, it used to do those things until the company called it quits last Tuesday and shut down its operations. Shyp and Uber: Pulling the Plug […]

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Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Since last summer the warning signs have been there that shippers would be facing tighter capacity and increased transportation costs this year. Did all shippers respond to the warnings? Have shippers taken their freight out to bid or are many of them still standing on the sidelines? What actions can shippers take to better prepare […]

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