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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically. Getting back mentally has been a very slow process. My family and I spent more than a week in Costa Rica, where everyone greets you with “Pura Vida,” which means “Pure Life” in Spanish. I took the saying seriously, leaving my laptop at home and completely unplugging from […]

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Blockchain for Logistics: Preparing for the Opportunities

Without a doubt, blockchain is currently the most talked-about new technology — it’s also the most confusing, especially for supply chain and logistics professionals who are trying to understand its potential role and benefits. What are some of the potential use cases for blockchain in logistics? What are the main barriers to adoption? What should […]

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Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement

When first engaging in a partnership, shippers and their logistics providers have certain objectives in mind. Whether it’s to reduce transportation costs, centralize their transportation management, or deliver better service to customers, both parties identify a desired outcome and work collaboratively to deliver on those promises. Unfortunately, over time, daily activities often fail to directly […]

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload […]

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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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Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

We often talk about the importance of people, process, and technology in Supply Chain Management, but many times the people dimension gets the short end of the stick, especially when most of the headlines today are about cool technology trends like blockchain, artificial intelligence and driverless trucks. Talent management is more important than ever, however. […]

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