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  • 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.

  • Mobile Freight Leader Transfix Raises $12M Series A Canvas Ventures Leads “Uber of Trucking” to Revolutionize Shipping

    Nov 11, 2015

    NEW YORK, November 10, 2015 – Transfix, a leading mobile and software-enabled trucking brokerage, today announced $12 million in Series A funding led by Canvas Ventures. Existing investors participating in the round include Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Founder Collective and Bowery Capital.

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    Can a Supply Chain be managed using all possible data?

    Nov 11, 2015

    This in-depth 3 part series from IT solution providers and architects, Luxoft, discuss:

  • More Technology That Could Disrupt the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry

    Nov 3, 2015

    In the past, we’ve discussed how drones and RFID technology are set to impact the logistics industry. These technologies, along with Amazon Robotics (previously Kiva Systems), would have been considered speculative science fiction less than decade ago. These technologies are either only a few years from revolutionizing the supply chain landscape, or have already begun transforming it

  • 7 Strategic Performance Business Practices with 3PL KPIs and 4 KPI Problems to Solve

    Nov 3, 2015

    We continue our series on understanding the 3PL KPIs (Key performance indicators) from 3PL consultant, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain as it relates to the engagement with a 3PL. We began our series first writing about the 9 key broad and somewhat soft topics to understand in effective KPI Management.

  • Markets Becoming Networks

    Oct 27, 2015

    The main takeaway from a recent summit of third party logistic (3PL) providers in the Dutch city of Venlo was how the logistics market is increasingly becoming a dynamic network. Value creation and transparency are starting to be seen as key drivers of change, often at the expense of such traditional business instincts as driving down costs.

  • Lead Generation & Sales Training for Transportation and Logistics Pros

    Oct 20, 2015

    This 3PL Sales Lead Generation and Sales Course will help you build your credibility, get more leads and ultimately make more sales.