Archive for transportation management

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.” Well, it used to do those things until the company called it quits last Tuesday and shut down its operations. Shyp and Uber: Pulling the Plug […]

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The Great Transportation Spot Market Inversion of 2018

Andrew Lockwood, Senior Manager Analytics & Solution Design at Kenco Group, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is this “spot market inversion” and what factors are behind it? What does this mean for shippers? How should they interpret and respond to this trend? What’s the biggest mistake a […]

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Responding to Tight Capacity and Rising Costs in Transportation

Tim Dalton, Director of Professional Services at BluJay Solutions, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Did the warning signs that emerged last year prompt many shippers to initiate a procurement engagement in 2017? Are more shippers putting their freight out to bid this year? Can you share with us […]

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Editor’s Pick: 8 Truckload Market Trends for 2018

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, highlights 8 trends that will have an […]

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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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