Author Archive for Frank McGuigan

Keep Your Relationship Fresh – Succeed Beyond the RFP Process

The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often begins as a result of a transactional buying process. The shipper often has an immediate business need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) process, then they ultimately select a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute a solution for that need. It’s a standard industry practice that can produce immediate and significant results. However, the focus on executing the […]

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Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over two months into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply […]

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8 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

As 2017 fast approaches, shippers are hard at work forecasting what the new year may bring. Unfortunately, with this planning comes a host of trends and challenges that leave supply chain professionals feeling uneasy. Pressure to reduce transportation costs, adapt to changing customer demands and a constantly changing, uncertain market are constantly on the minds of shippers, but here are a few trends and challenges that are keeping supply chain professionals up at night. The […]

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