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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q3 2020)

We’re now in the fourth quarter of a year none of us imagined twelve months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic will certainly continue to dominate the headlines in the weeks and months ahead, but it’s only one of many factors that will impact supply chains moving forward. For example, there’s the upcoming elections in the United […]

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Video COVID-19 is Making Real-Time Freight Visibility Mission Critical

Mark Christos, Vice President of Transportation for Matson Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has made real-time freight visibility a mission critical capability for shippers, carriers, and brokers. Podcast version (click to play): Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence – Smith Brothers Farms

It’s no secret that route optimization can have a significant impact on both delivery costs and customer service levels, especially in high volume / high density delivery operations. But what factors contribute to route optimization excellence and how are they put into practice? Has COVID-19 had an impact on this? Those are some of the […]

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Time to Transform Transportation Procurement?

Earlier this year, in a presentation at the Manhattan Momentum Connect conference, Dr. Chris Caplice from MIT argued that “the dominant design in transportation procurement is now outdated and it’s time to transform the process.” I encourage you to read my brief summary of his presentation for more details, but here’s a key quote from […]

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain and Logistics News (September 25, 2020)

After pushing out my appointment earlier this summer, I finally visited my dentist. The good news: my perfect record of no cavities remains intact. The bad news: it looks like I’ve started to grind my teeth, which could cause my teeth to chip or crack, so my dentist recommends that I get a night guard. […]

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Lindsey Shellman named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain

Lindsey Shellman, Vice President of WIN Business Services – a web-based tool that helps shippers manage their freight with just a few keystrokes was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain. What makes the nominee a Women of the Supply Chain? Vice President of Web Integrated Network, LLC, subsidiary of […]

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Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond

A song lyric from one of my favorite bands, Oingo Boingo, goes, “We close our eyes and the world has turned around again.” Those words certainly could apply to the transportation market, especially this year. What is the current state of the market? How might it change in the weeks and months ahead? What actions […]

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Weather Related Service Update: Beta and Teddy

Beta will continue to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to parts of Texas and Louisiana, with areas of rainfall also gradually spreading across the Southeast. Elsewhere, Hurricane Teddy will remain in the Atlantic, but bring dangerous rip currents, high surf, and swells to much of the East Coast. A low pressure system in the northeastern […]

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Millennial Management

Millennials are the generation born between 1981-1996, and they are the largest generation in the workforce today. This will continue to increase as generation X begins to retire and gen Z enters the workforce. We have already begun seeing millennials take on management roles, which has brought a new type of leadership style. What is […]

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China Tariffs: A Lawsuit + WTO Ruling

If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade war with China (along with Brexit) would still be dominating the global trade headlines. Back in November 2019, for example, we published Trade And Tariffs: Preparing For The Year Ahead, which highlighted my conversation with Ben Bidwell, Director of U.S. Customs at C.H. Robinson, about what […]

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