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This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2013)

#TwitterTurnedSevenYesterday #MostSupplyChainExecsStillDontGetIt In other news… FedEx Corp. Reports Third Quarter Earnings Oracle Reports Q3 GAAP EPS Up 6% to 52 Cents Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires Open Mile, Inc. Intelligrated acquires Datria Postmaster Launches a Simple, Intelligent API to Help SMBs Optimize and Save on Small Parcel Shipments Transplace Mexico Achieves C-TPAT Certification U.S., Canada launch truck cargo pre-inspection program (Logistics Management) Ryder Exceeds Veteran Recruiting Goal with More Than 1,000 Hires ATA Truck Tonnage […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

This was school vacation week and I spent most of it either with cross country skis or ice skates on my feet, which isn’t so bad except for the fact you have to be out in the cold to ski or skate, and I’m allergic to the cold, unlike my kids who would outlast any polar bear in a blizzard. As I take a break to warm up, here’s a look at this week’s news: […]

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Guest Commentary: The Long-Hyped Promise of Transportation Collaboration Becomes an Award-Winning Reality

In 2011, Dal-Tile and Transplace first discussed the idea of a transportation collaboration that would leverage Transplace’s market visibility to pair low-density freight shipper partners with Dal-Tile’s high-density ceramic tile shipments. The clear objective was to utilize transportation capacity more efficiently, reducing costs without impacting the underlying carriers’ profitability, and producing a sustainable and significant win for all involved parties. Just one short year later, along with shipper partners Convermex, Werner, and Whirlpool, we won […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2013)

It’s been a brutally cold week, so grab a blanket and something hot to drink, and let’s go straight to this week’s news. Infor SCE 10.2 Adds Mobility, Innovation to Logistics Management HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Adds New Transaction History and Reporting Features Union Pacific Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in December Wal-Mart Toughens Supplier Policies (Wall Street Journal) Apple steps up labor audits, finds underage workers […]

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Guest Commentary: SmartWay Certified Carrier – So What?

Launched in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. For years shippers have worked to recognize and reward “SmartWay Carriers” with more business and bid awards. Some shippers have mandated that any carrier participating in their bid be SmartWay certified or become certified within a specified time period after the bid is completed. But many shippers are also uncertain exactly what it means […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2012)

I’ve been reading a lot lately about how sitting for too long isn’t healthy, and how many business professionals are now using stand up desks at work. So I decided to work standing up this week, and because stand up desks are expensive, I employed my Cuban ingenuity and built my own using an ironing board and five of my Encyclopedia Britannica books. I am happy to report that my lower back feels much better. […]

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Guest Commentary: The Importance of a Service Level Scorecard with Your 3PL

Is your company getting ready to sign an agreement or renew a contract with a third party logistics provider (3PL) or continuing a partnership with an existing 3PL partner? If so, do you have a service level agreement in place which clearly spells out key performance indicators (KPI’s) for your 3PL and do you review it regularly? If you are using a third party logistics provider, then measuring their effectiveness is critical to determine if […]

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How to Avoid Slippage in Transportation Procurement Savings

I spoke recently with a transportation manager at a manufacturing company about a strategic transportation procurement event his company had conducted. What impressed me the most about the results was how little slippage the company has experienced in its projected savings. This manufacturer had not conducted a network-wide transportation procurement event for some time. Before beginning the procurement event, the company decided to conduct a lane benchmarking exercise to discover which lanes it was getting […]

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Guest Commentary: Suit Filed Alleging FMCSA Overreach on Publication of SMS Methodology

On July 16, 2012, ASECTT (the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation), four other trade associations and twelve named plaintiffs sued the FMCSA over its May 16th publication of “New Resources Available for Shippers, Brokers, and Insurers” on its website. This guidance makes clear that the FMCSA does not intend to perform its job under existing statute of determining which carriers are fit to operate on the highways and shutting down the rest. […]

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Guest Commentary: CPG Companies Collaborate on Sharing Best Practices and on the Road

For years, collaboration has been a major topic of interest for shippers that focus on best practices and innovative supply chain strategies. But with growing uncertainty around an economic rebound and shifts in capacity, forward-thinking shippers are talking about collaboration to improve their supply chain operations and to better serve their customer base. For the past five years, Transplace has brought together leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies for its annual CPG Summit, where supply […]

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