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  • How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Infographic Guide

    Jan 4, 2016

    It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now.

  • December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

    Dec 15, 2015

    According to the second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), economic growth rose 2.1%, which is a faster pace growth than originally expected. This revision reflects that domestic demand continues to grow at a steady pace; consumer spending, business fixed investment, and residential investment aided in the boost.

  • Infographic: 9 Facts Looking at the Trend of M&A in 3PLs

    Dec 15, 2015

    With the rapidly changing environment of the logistics and supply chain industry, it has been a busy one for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the third-party logistics sphere.

  • 5 Quick Freight Saving Tips for Shippers

    Dec 15, 2015

    A true challenge that any business faces is shipping merchandise and goods. It is one of the most complicated operations, which requires very careful planning, evaluating and choosing the right carrier to work with in order to state that you achieved your goals all while still keeping an eye on where you can realize a freight saving. This can mean the difference between success and failure.

  • New Supply Chain Management for Omnichannel

    Dec 15, 2015

    Many manufacturers and retailers struggle with the sales duality that e-commerce has created. E-commerce is the new retailing, regardless of a company’s industry or business. It is very different from selling in stores; it is very different from production and shipping orders. Companies must sell via multi-channels, namely multiple touch points with customers.

  • 8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

    Dec 9, 2015

    If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. Many of our shipper customers have asked us for content related to better warehouse or distribution operations. Chuck Intrieri, 3PL c

  • Key Performance Indicators That Matter to Shippers

    Dec 8, 2015

    Want to get and keep work from shippers? It’s all about measuring up to their expectations when it comes to Key Performance Indicators (KPI). It’s not enough for a carrier to say they have delivered on time or successfully moved something from A to B. Today’s shippers require careful tracking and measurement of data points that help them determine a carrier’s ability to execute on the service.

  • Guide For Supply Chain Risk Management - How to Identify, Validate, and Assess

    Dec 4, 2015

    Supply chain risk gets global attention. The World Bank and World Economic Forum comprehend the issue and its importance.

  • Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

    Dec 2, 2015

    What will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016? Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson to be prepared for the shifts ahead.

  • Has the War For Talent started?

    Dec 2, 2015

    The theme that jumps out when meeting with clients, colleagues and peers is the need for new SCM talent. Most of the companies I meet, have a plan to hire and educate talent, with the ambition to nurture and prepare the new hires to become the next level of leaders.

  • Amazon Flex – Delivery Disruptor or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

    Dec 1, 2015

    After months of speculation, Amazon launched its crowd-sourced delivery service Amazon Flex at the end of September. Could this be the delivery world's "Airbnb"?

  • Black Friday: An Impossible Feat without Logistics

    Nov 25, 2015

    Who could forget the frenzy over Cabbage Patch Kids® dolls in 1983, the quest for a Nintendo® Game Boy™ in 1991, the Tyco® Tickle Me Elmo mania of 1996, or the invasion of the Furby in 1998? With Black Friday approaching, what will be the must-have toy of the year?

  • Postal Hub Podcast- Episode 1- Fedex Takeover of TNT, And E-Commerce Opportunities

    Nov 25, 2015

    The Postal Hub Podcast features news and interviews focusing on the postal, delivery and express sectors. We cover topics such as e-commerce, last-mile delivery, innovation, and sustainability, as well as industry news such as privatisations, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Giving Thanks and Checking Mixed Numbers

    Nov 25, 2015

    During this week of Thanksgiving I am thankful for family, friends and all of my associates at Wagner Logistics. Living a grateful life and counting my blessings is what keeps me optimistic about our country despite our many challenges.

  • The New Retail Industry

    Nov 25, 2015

    This week kicks off the “official” holiday shopping period here in the US and how traditional retailers versus online retailers fare will be closely monitored. However, an interesting comment from one analyst, Laura Kennedy, director of retail insight at Kantar Retail, noted, “Retailers have finally realized that shoppers don’t see the difference between going to the store and shopping online.”

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    Can A Supply Chain Be Managed Using All Possible Data? Part 3

    Nov 25, 2015

    To fully realize the benefits of Big Data, Enterprise requires massive transformation, in order to:

  • 5 Ways To Nail Content Marketing In The Supply Chain Industry

    Nov 25, 2015

    Supply chain’s complexity increases by the day as data floods the industry, consumer expectations rise and brand new technologies are proving unprecedented ROI. Solution providers such as logistics service-providers and technology providers are increasingly struggling to differentiate themselves from competition and drive real value for their customers.

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    Can a Supply Chain be managed using all possible data? Part 2

    Nov 18, 2015

    While working on numerous Big Data projects, we realized that the majority of them are a combination of several commonly used Big Data application patterns:

  • Trinity Logistics Bridges The Gap: Women In Leadership

    Nov 18, 2015

    It’s not uncommon to hear about gender disparities in America’s workforce, and one common talking point is the uneven ratio of males to females in executive positions. The transportation industry is no better, with women seriously underrepresented overall.

  • CargoSphere- SEKO Logistics "Rate Sense"

    Nov 18, 2015

    Without technology, management and distribution of global freight rates is a tedious and complex process. The numerous trade lanes, lack of carrier to carrier standardization, and ongoing updates, including surcharges, fuel pricing and GRIs (general rate increases), means you’ve got an administrative nightmare if you haven’t systematized this aspect of freight management.

  • A Bumpy Q3 for Some Freight Forwarders

    Nov 17, 2015

    Another bumpy quarter for the freight forwarding market thanks to a global economy that is slowing. The US, however, was a bright spot for many forwarders due to rising imports ahead of the peak season.

  • A New Opportunity For Cloud Companies To Do Good

    Nov 11, 2015

    I am excited. For years, I tried to figure out how cloud companies could embed a social mission or cause into the core of its function. I finally found an answer.

  • What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

    Nov 11, 2015

    While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy.

  • Omni Channel and The Ever Persistent Discussion of Final Mile

    Nov 11, 2015

    Over at Logistics Viewpoints (A blog you should be reading) Chris Cunnane gave us a sneak peek into a survey he conducted with DC Velocity magazine about different final mile modes and their current and anticipated adoption rates. The results were not overly surprising.

  • Battle for Singles Day Supremacy

    Nov 11, 2015

    Alibaba’s latest quarterly revenue indicates a company still much dependent on its home turf and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.