Archive for MercuryGate

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: trucking capacity is tight, really tight. Shippers are paying higher rates, and even with offering higher rates many shippers are seeing rejected loads from the same carriers they relied on for capacity in the past. As trucking companies work to add equipment and to attract drivers, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

I’ve been on the road the past three weeks attending various supply chain chain and logistics conferences, and while the discussions inside the hotel ballrooms have focused on industry trends like blockchain and the state of the transportation market, the discussions outside — which I was completely oblivious to until this morning when I drove […]

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Leverage Technology to Succeed in Today’s Transportation Market

As we say goodbye to Q1 2018, one of the predictions for this year has already come true: managing transportation operations has become more challenging and complex than ever due to tighter capacity and more demanding customer expectations. How can shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) work smarter instead of harder to succeed in this […]

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Takeaways from SMC3 Jump Start 2018 Conference

The 2018 supply chain conference season kicked off for me last week. I gave a keynote presentation on emerging technologies (drones, driverless trucks, 3D printing, blockchain, etc.) at the SMC3 Jump Start 2018 conference in Atlanta, GA. Unlike most industry conferences, which are crammed like sardines into the month of May, this one is always […]

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Transportation Business Intelligence: Drowning in Data or Winning with Insights?

Supply chain and logistics professionals face many challenges, including drowning in data! This is especially true in transportation management, as companies work across many modes, many geographies, and many sources of data, including from GPS and mobile devices. There’s a lot of discussion these days about the importance of converting data into actionable intelligence. Why […]

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More on The Future of Delivery (Takeaways from MercuryGate Velocity 2017 User Conference)

Many transportation and logistics software companies were launched in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the height of the dotcom era, but very few of them survive today — they either went bankrupt or were acquired by others. A notable exception is MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor), which was founded 17 years ago and […]

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