Archive for Fab Brasca

Continuous Moves (Part 2)

Last week, I discussed continuous moves in networks where they could be planned with a high degree of certainty. But there is another form of continuous moves — a more ad hoc, opportunistic type of move — that can be very difficult to operationalize. There are several reasons for this. First, when a carrier commits to a lane rate, the rate is based on the carrier balancing its network. A shipper is often getting an […]

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Guest Commentary: The Logistics Story for 2012 and Beyond

The lasting image of the supply chain in 2012 is one of a consumer with a smartphone engrossed in making an online purchase. The story that goes with that image is all about the rapid changes that this new “connected consumer” has injected into our industry in 2012. So let’s take a deeper look at this evolution and some key things to watch for in 2013. Historically, transportation has been treated as an ancillary function, […]

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Guest Commentary: Effective Interoperability between Transportation Planning and Execution

The Time Gap Within the realm of supply chain there has always been an inherent separation between the notion of planning and that of execution. Historically, this separation was easily attributed to the time required to plan, as well as the gap in time between planning and when orders begin to be placed. In some aspects of supply chain planning, this time gap can be measured in months. As supply chain planning technology improves, the […]

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Guest Commentary: Three-Dimensional Thinking: Reaping the Benefits of Containerization in the Global Supply Chain

In today’s challenging environment, it’s a given that companies across all industries must strive to optimize the process of moving goods from one place to another – whether from factory to distribution center, distribution center to store, or any combination in between – locally, regionally or internationally. Leading companies are reexamining their current business processes, looking to new strategies and applying innovative uses of technology to improve performance and enhance efficiencies. Web services and service-oriented […]

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