Archive for logistics

Uber: The Newest Entry on Your Carrier Scorecard

A few weeks ago on Talking Logistics, I spoke with Frank McGuigan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Transplace, about a variety of transportation trends, including the emergence of Uber as a logistics service provider. Uber officially launched UberFreight right after Christmas last year, but there still isn’t much information on the homepage, other than […]

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Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant […]

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IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “The next big opportunity for benefits is to go beyond your four walls and integrate and […]

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Stop Thinking Micro: Maximize Your Savings with Macro-Optimization

Supply chain management software offers a lot of optimization opportunities, but most of those cost savings are realized through micro-optimization. What is the difference between micro-optimization and macro-optimization? What are the limitations or drawbacks to micro-optimization? Is macro-optimization the right approach in every case or does micro-optimization still have a role What’s required to enable […]

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Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. However, the process involves a lot of moving pieces within the supply chain […]

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Trucking Regulations: What’s In, What’s Out, and What Does It Mean to You?

In the ever-changing landscape of trucking regulations, the industry hit an unexpected bump in the road on Jan. 30, 2017. When the Executive Order from the Trump administration to suspend any new regulations for 60 days was issued, several trucking regulations were in varying stages of implementation. Now, carriers, shippers and logistics service providers will […]

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