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    The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

    Jul 14, 2015

    Adam Robinson from Cerasis reveals interesting data, best practices, and tips related to the supply chain, logistics, transportation, distribution and 3PLs industries.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Eye For Transport 2015 Summit By The Logistics News Network, llc.

    Jul 2, 2015

    Be skeptical of the “truth” was one message at the June 2015 Eye For Transport Summit at the beautiful Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel near Chicago’s north loop. Over three days, the conference featured four Forum tracks, with over 70 presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. And a definite exhibitor’s evolution was evident.

    Written by: SJ Seeds

  • Don't Just Share Your Data

    Jul 1, 2015

    Using digital consignment notes (CMR’s) can make the transport of goods more efficient. Even now, carriers and shippers are still producing paper consignment notes by the billions each year. But while digital data will enable many new innovations, that doesn't mean that carriers should simply start sharing their transport data with just anyone. That's a lot more complicated than you might think.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

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    Inaction By Logistics Service Providers Of E-Commerce Immediacy Megatrend

    Jun 25, 2015

    Tom Craig, Supply Chain Consultant from LTD Management recently attended and moderated at our eft 3PL Supply Chain Summit in Chicago. Below is a follow up from the event through his eyes and the main things he gathered.

    Written by: Tom Craig

  • Walmart Executives Discuss their Omni-Channel Logistics Initiatives at the 3PL Summit Last Week in Chicago

    Jun 23, 2015

    Kevin X. Jones, the Vice President of Inbound Transportation at Walmart, and Sheila Taylor, the Vice President of Logistics at Sam’s Club, discussed Walmart’s approach to omni-channel logistics at the eft's 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum last week.

    Written by: adaptive

  • The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

    Jun 23, 2015

    Understanding the cross-border shipping process increases accountability, as you know who is responsible at all times of the process. If you are unfamiliar with the process, reach out to your service provider and ask for help. In the meantime, don’t make...

    Written by: Anonymous

  • Taking a Closer Look at 3D/4D Printing

    Jun 23, 2015

    Last week, Frost & Sullivan published the 2015 Supply Chain Foresight report which analyzed key megatrends impacting industry stakeholders. A key point of the survey was that the findings were based on how the industry leaders who participated felt...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Collaborating At No Extra Cost

    Jun 23, 2015

    Collaboration is standard practice in many supply chains, yet transaction costs often make it too expensive even so. Countless blog posts talk about the need for collaboration in the transport sector, in wholesale, in retail and with web stores.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • JD.com’s Ambitious Plans – Can it Catch Up to Alibaba?

    Jun 11, 2015

    While Alibaba tends to grab much of the headlines, the second largest ecommerce company in China is also creating some waves and it seems that logistics is indeed an important part of the competition between the two.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Smaller Firms Investing Larger in Supply Chain Management Software

    Jun 9, 2015

    Good Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a critical part of any firm. It boosts customer service by ensuring that the right product assortment and quantity are delivered in a timely fashion, and it makes those same products available in the location that...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

    Jun 9, 2015

    In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    Big Data and Supply Chain Analytics Offering Benefits of Continual Improvements and More….

    Jun 9, 2015

    Big data is more useful than many people fully realize. That being said, there are a few different ways that big data can be used to help optimize supply chains for a wide range of companies. These seven solutions can help any business visualize how big...

    Written by: adaptive

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    The State of Online Logistic Sales: the $6.7 trillion opportunity

    Jun 9, 2015

    The freight sector is a major contributor to the world economy, handling over $19 trillion annually in global exports. But with changing demands from shippers, a competitive sales environment and dropping profits, what is the current state of online...

    Written by: adaptive

  • How Market Conditions Affect Carrier Decisions

    Jun 4, 2015

    Carriers respond to market demand in different ways, though it is common to base decisions on the strengths of their relationships with shippers.

    Written by: adaptive

  • The Last Fast Mile

    Jun 1, 2015

    A conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities.

    Written by: Andrea Obston

  • Let Planners Plan

    May 29, 2015

    The lack of predictability in processes is a major "margin killer". What is causing the unpredictability in your organisation? And how can planners improve on the degree of predictability?

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • Unmanned Aircraft Are the Future for Air Cargo – ‘But We Need Time to Get it Right’

    May 26, 2015

    More than 30 mostly European organisations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Forwarders, shippers, universities and aircraft manufacturers, grouped under the name Platform for UCA (PUCA), are researching technological and...

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Logistics in Crisis: The Nepal Earthquakes

    May 26, 2015

    Recently, Nepal has been hit by a second major earthquake in less than three weeks. It had 7.3-magnitude and it killed 65 people and more than 1,200 injured. Issues that have hindered aid groups and relief supply chains are the country’s customs...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    What Factors Impact Carrier Pricing?

    May 19, 2015

    Does your business fit into the carrier’s service network? Is your freight ugly or attractive? And how does that impact pricing? One of our recent white papers addresses these questions.

    Written by: Kevin McCarthy

  • Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

    May 19, 2015

    Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. One that is integrated with TMS offers more value for customers and better leverage when negotiating contracts with additional...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • President, Consumer & Industrial Logistics at GENCO on their challenges and solutions

    May 19, 2015

    Andy Smith President, Consumer & Industrial Logistics at GENCO on their challenges and solutions reflects on what eft’s 3PL award nomination means to GENCO and how they’re preparing for continuous improvement.

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Attract More Truck Drivers Using Online Job Boards

    May 19, 2015

    In the transportation industry, competition is fierce. It is a constant struggle for carriers to attract and retain top-quality talent to fill their need for drivers. Today, I will discuss a few tips for carriers to attract more truck drivers online. I’...

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Slow Progress on Infrastructure

    May 12, 2015

    John Wagner's latest article explores some of the key issues with infrastructure spending and the MAP-21 reauthorization

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

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    Navigating The End-to-End Journey

    May 12, 2015

    Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak. Nokia. Blockbuster. Polaroid. Xerox. What do these names have in common?

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • A New Way to Order Those Cute Pair of Shoes?

    May 12, 2015

    Just launched last week, Google now allows users to order food straight from its search results.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

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