Archive for transportation procurement

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit. The phones started ringing again with carriers or brokers offering their services. The […]

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Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Since last summer the warning signs have been there that shippers would be facing tighter capacity and increased transportation costs this year. Did all shippers respond to the warnings? Have shippers taken their freight out to bid or are many of them still standing on the sidelines? What actions can shippers take to better prepare […]

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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: 4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

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, Sri Laxmana, Director of Ocean Services at C.H. Robinson, shares four factors logistics executives should keep top of […]

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Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration: Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success

To use a cooking analogy, before you cook a meal, you have to determine what ingredients you need, how many people you’re cooking for, maybe what side dishes or sauces you need to prepare, and so on. Is there an equivalent process or approach companies should take before engaging in a transportation procurement engagement? “In […]

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Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success: Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration

There are many ingredients and steps involved in preparing for, executing, and sustaining the success of a transportation procurement engagement. To use a cooking analogy, if you don’t have the right ingredients or a proven recipe to follow, the end result might not be as appetizing as expected. What is the current state of the […]

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