January 2016

Christmas Supply Chain Reflections: Santa’s Supply Chain Sleigh, the Mountains it Climbs & Delivery Success

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Most of us usually start to think about Christmas right after Thanksgiving. After all, it is the holiday season, so we need to hurry up and start shopping!

However, for factories making consumer goods, the holiday season starts much earlier as they prepare for the peak in demand, and for retailers, well, it is not always […]

July 2013

Rising Fuel Costs and Shrinking Capacity: How’s Your Transportation Sourcing Strategy Working?

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Have you taken a look at your transportation strategy lately? Might not be a bad time to do so, with fuel prices on the rise again and other market forces constraining capacity. Here’s the thing, though: the category is as critical to your business as it is it complex. Think about all the questions you have to have answered, including:

What modes are best for what your business needs: Truckload or Intermodal?  Parcel or LTL?  FCL or LCL? […]

August 2012

Transportation Spending Increases, but Logistics Optimization Lags

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Despite an increase in 2012 transportation spending, most organizations fail to invest in the necessary procurement tools to optimize their logistics networks, according to a new American Shipper benchmark survey.

The report offers a few eye-opening details about how today’s logistics networks operate: