Courtesy of WSJ and Daniel Hertzberg

Courtesy of WSJ and Daniel Hertzberg

Earlier this week I read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. I found the article interesting and… Continue reading

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By Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Engineering and Cindy Bosecker, Director of Procurement, Transplace

There are three critical phases or elements of a truckload bid event – the upfront development of bid strategy, the execution of the bid, and the use of scenario management tools to drive final bid assignments. While all three phases are critical to a successful bid, many shippers can find significant opportunity… Continue reading

One of our clients, a third parth logistics (3PL) company, will buy a transportation management system (TMS). They asked us what they should look for in the product demonstrations.

After talking to some folks I respect in the industry, this is what I came up with:

In the demo, 3PLs should look for the following:

The ability to do new client onboarding!

  • Can the supplier easily leverage

The Internet of Things (IoT) will make our operations more efficient by combining smart sensors, cameras, software, databases/business intelligence, and the Internet (primarily in the form of private clouds) together in diverse ways.

IoT is already evident in several places across the supply chain, but pundits are predicting that it will become so deeply part of our environment that it will become like electricity, something we are all but… Continue reading

#BeforeLeBronDecides

Yes, it’s an actual trending hashtag.

And thanks to ESPN’s SportsNation, it has been a top trending topic over the last 24 – 36 hours. And fans got creative with their ideas. But fans are also growing impatient. People want to know where LeBron James will play next year. Personally, I’m not overly concerned, but I’d like him to hurry up with his decision. Four years ago… Continue reading