What We Must Do To Create Nationally Secure And Resilient Supply Chains

An Interview with David Leichner – Published in  Authority Magazine We need to diversify our sources. The pandemic taught us that it’s not sustainable to have only one place to get critical materials. A resilient supply chain would be able to plug in several source alternatives if a primary source failed. The cascading logistical problems… Continue Reading

Sustainability Progresses from Talking Point to Action Item

If designed and executed properly, sustainability can do more than protect and improve the environment, it can help shippers and carrier partners build stronger, more profitable supply chains. There is a shift happening in the supply chain and logistics industry that’s elevating sustainability from simply an aspiration to our must-do lists. This is in part… Continue Reading

Navigating Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

Here are four ideas that will help logistics pros determine which solutions are ideal for their company. The pandemic tested the resilience of global supply chains — often right up to their breaking point. It was a hard time for the industry. But the pressures also forced creativity and evolution, pushing many professionals beyond complacency… Continue Reading

Using Freight Technology to Unlock Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility – the tracking of in-transit parts, components or products from manufacturer to final destination-, supply chain visibility has long been seen as the “Holy Grail” of supply chain management. For decades the notion sounded great in theory, but in reality very few organizations knew how to address, attain or harness it.  Fast-forward… Continue Reading

Using Technology to Tackle Modern Supply Chain Challenges

  Logistics and transportation networks continued to face a litany of challenges in 2022. Here’s how technology can help shippers work through these issues and plan for future success.  As logistical bottlenecks and related disruptions continue to impact supply chains worldwide, shippers have been facing a new lineup of challenges so far in 2022. Much… Continue Reading

Supply Chain Network Optimization Boosts Visibility, Cuts Costs

To improve supply chain operations and reduce costs, organizations today need full visibility into their supply chains. Still, most companies keep supply chain data siloed in disparate locations and spreadsheets — making it difficult to uncover opportunities to improve. The Logistics Bureau reports that 69% of organizations don’t have full visibility of their supply chains…. Continue Reading

Putting Predictive Analytics to Work in Your Supply Chain 

How predictive analytics and advanced technology platforms help companies save money, increase efficiencies and pivot quickly.  If they didn’t know it already, companies across most industries have learned that well-oiled supply chains are generally driven by accurate data, modern technology platforms and collaborative tools. With the global pandemic continuing to disrupt supply chains worldwide, organizations… Continue Reading

Analytics-driven technology helps mitigate capacity issues

Tank truck carriers, bulk shippers can enlist increasingly intelligent systems to improve supply-chain efficiency, collaboration Everyone in transportation feels the pain, but the growing driver and capacity shortages are hitting many bulk transporters particularly hard. For instance, the petroleum-hauling tank truck industry experienced a 41.6% reduction in qualified driver applicants and a 23.3% reduction in… Continue Reading

The Current State of Logistics & What’s Ahead for 2022

Anyone who managed logistics, transportation, warehousing and/or supply chain responsibilities in 2021 faced ongoing obstacles and  is probably more than happy to wipe the past year from memory and start fresh in 2022.  The driver shortage, port congestion, rising freight rates and capacity constraints may stick with us as we move into the new year…. Continue Reading