Archive for real-time freight visibility

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years, which is hard to believe sometimes. I got started just as the dotcom craze was taking off, with new logistics startups coming to market every day (all of them announcing they were “The world’s leading provider of X” even though they were just a few months […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

[This page is intentionally left blank.] … because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Amazon makes clear it’s now competing with FedEx and UPS in its annual filing (CNBC) Amazon patents a plan to have packages ride public buses for customer pickup […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second? That was the “mind twister” question the other morning on the radio. My son and I came up with a few guesses on the drive to school, but none of them were right. What’s your guess? While […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11. It’s not an anniversary that we celebrate, but one that reminds of us of the sharp turns and potholes we sometimes encounter on the road of life, usually when we least expect them. How we move forward when we […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

I heard this trivia question on the radio this morning when I drove my son to school: This product was invented in Pittsburgh, PA fifty years ago and it consists of seven parts working together. According to a 2007 report, one of these products is sold every 17 seconds in the U.S. – or around […]

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BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference, I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. Before BASF implemented the Descartes MacroPoint solution, “more often than […]

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