Author Archive for Peter Yost

Guest Commentary: Is Your TMS Pulling Its Weight?

Can you name all eight of Santa’s reindeer (nine, if you count Rudolf)? I did an unscientific survey of those around me and found most could only name Rudolf plus three others. Everybody seemed to remember Dancer and Prancer but most couldn’t come up with Comet and Vixen. It’s a good thing Santa remembers them all because it takes at least eight reindeer to get him off the roof and around the world in just […]

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Guest Commentary: The Top 15 Signs You’re Ready for a Cloud-Based TMS

Since September of 1985, David Letterman of The Late Show has been amusing viewers with his Top 10 lists. Because we’re enjoying a holiday this week, let’s use that format to explore the technology tipping point for logistics companies. There comes a time when growing companies need to take a long look at their current state and their prospects for the future and ask themselves, Do we have the tools and the talent we need […]

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Guest Commentary: Transportation Management Wasn’t Always This Easy

Today’s logistics departments have a lot of options for systems that help them plan and execute the shipments that drive their businesses. It wasn’t always this easy though. A brief look in the rearview mirror will help us appreciate how we got here and the direction we’re heading. Every time I plug my $20, 16GB USB memory stick into my computer I recall my days marketing 856MB disk drives for $26,000. If you remember those […]

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Guest Commentary: How to Compete in the Logistics Big Leagues

The weather is warming and trees are blooming. It must be time for baseball! Every year at this time I look over the rosters of my favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) teams and compare how they spend their money to compete and win. The season-long game played in the front offices of major league franchises can be almost as much fun to follow as the game on the field. Which team will find a way […]

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