Archive for transportation management

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How […]

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Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?” and “What can we do in the future to mitigate these disruptions?” The key […]

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Stuck in Traffic: Dealing With The High Cost of Congestion

According to research released earlier this year by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015. Here are some additional details from the press release: Utilizing a variety of data sources including its unique truck […]

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The Future of Freight Procurement

Jeff Potts, Vice President of Sales at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you seeing with regards to rates and capacity based on the activities on your network and the shippers and carriers you work with? Are shippers in a better position to weather this storm […]

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. As reported by The Guardian: The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015. The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s […]

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to […]

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