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Uberization: An Increase in Dynamic Routing Capabilities

The American Trucking Association (ATA) reports that nearly 70% of the freight moved in the country each year is carried by trucks. Additionally, freight trucking average annual gross revenue surpasses $700 billion each year. Although these figures may appear promising at first, there are some hidden, and disturbing details. The trucking industry in the U.S. […]

Date: April 19, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Digital Supply Chain Conversion: Pros & Cons

There is a considerable push throughout the supply chain to integrate more automation into the workflow. This includes everything from installing robotic equipment such as cobots to streamlining order fulfillment through automated and cloud-based platforms. Shippers from all around the globe are always finding more creative ways of digitizing the movement of their freight. Companies […]

Date: April 18, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Taking the Guess Work Out of Picking Route Optimization Software

Optimizing business operations is the name of the game in the supply chain. Whether it’s finding creative ways of reducing expenses, improving customer service, or ensuring on-time deliveries, shippers are more concerned than ever on optimizing the efficiency of their supply chain. One of the best tools used to accomplish this task is route optimization […]

Date: April 17, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Technology

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How Last Mile Technology Can Make or Break Your Business

Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it would be like to be Jeff Bezos for one second?” While the e-commerce giant and founder of Amazon.com may be dealing with a few personal issues as of recent, there is no doubt that he and his partners are at the forefront of […]

Date: April 14, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How Dynamic Routing Helps Delivery Companies Avoid Extinction

Dinosaurs didn’t fare too well once that big comet hit Earth. Interestingly enough, however, shipping companies that don’t evolve to meet the growing needs of their customers face a similar extinction. Today’s customer demands information now, updated quickly, and data accessible from any location, using any device. When it comes to planning an efficient shipping […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Going Digital – The Future of the Supply Chain Looks Bright

The term digital supply chain has a few different meanings… which are primarily based on who you ask. In some cases, the digital supply chain relates to the movement of digital commodities. These goods include such things as online media, digital files, or products that customers download from the internet. However, in the logistics world, […]

Date: April 13, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Top 3 Benefits of Predictive Analytics

Whether you’re receiving updates on inbound materials, managing inventory control levels, or trying to gauge your customer needs, the more data, the better. But what if that data allowed you to see into the future? Believe it or not, this has become a reality with predictive analytics.  Distributors, retailers, manufacturers, and others who depend on […]

Date: April 12, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Understanding the Facts About Shipping Optimization Software

In today’s competitive business landscape, finding ways to optimize shipping has quickly become a must-do item. And year by year, the tools to achieve that goal just keep getting better and better. One of those tools is shipping optimization software. Whether the goal is to reduce the amount of money spent on expenses, reducing the […]

Date: April 10, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How TMS Solutions Simplify Logistics

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again… and expecting different results. We all understand that the world of logistics is a complex beast at times. However, there are new technology solutions always on the rise that aim to simplify the process of moving freight from […]

Date: April 7, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Parcel Analysis: Hidden Data and its Benefits

As businesses begin to grow and scale, collecting and analyzing every piece of data becomes more and more critical. While the collection of ‘big data’ is nothing new, believe it or not, most logistics managers are not utilizing it to its fullest potential… if at all. Most of them are actually aware of the need […]

Date: April 3, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Reporting | Supply Chain | Technology

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Visibility in the Supply Chain is More Crucial Than You Realize

This year is going to be a bit of a difficult one for the logistics industry as a whole. There are the revisions to the ELD Mandate, driver shortages, and even new tariffs in place. Needless to say, logistics managers already have a rather large set of tasks to perform and problems to fix. And […]

Date: March 27, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Route Optimization is Being Revolutionized Thanks to AI

Route optimization is one of the most critical aspects of transportation planning as it ensures that deliveries always arrive on time and do so with the lowest possible cost and energy expenditure. But there are a lot of variables that go into route optimization, and all of them must be in working order and reliable […]

Date: March 25, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Automation | Software | Technology

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Globalization Efforts are on the Rise and it Could be Beneficial

Whether you agree with the globalization of the logistics industry or are opposed to it for whatever reason, one thing is certain; there has been a larger than normal push for it in the past few years. So we figured what better time to bring this topic up once again than when efforts to increase […]

Date: January 14, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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How to Choose the Best Route Planning System

Having a solid route planning system and software to back it up can make all the difference in the world in terms of how quickly and efficiently you are able to get packages out the warehouse door and well on their way to your customer’s doorstep. A good routing system can greatly benefit your business […]

Date: January 10, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Could a Phased Autonomous Trucking Solution Be on the Horizon for 2019?

As the calendar extends to 2019, a recently published report indicates that the integration of autonomous or self-driving trucks could be closer than expected. A new report published by logistics industry consultants McKinsey & Co. postulated a concept of a four-wave, phased-in solution that could possibly reduce operating costs for carriers, help to resolve the […]

Date: January 9, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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5 Ways Distribution Centers Can Kick Off 2019 on the Right Foot

The modern supply chain would look much different without distribution centers. Whether they fulfill for single companies or for multiple retailers, a distribution center faces multiple challenges that can impact their operations. Staffing issues, inventory control, and shipping and receiving are just a few of the daily tasks that can determine whether a distribution center […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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Living in the Cloud – Who Really Benefits from Cloud-Based Freight Management?

Technology drives commerce. Whether it’s in the cars we drive, the products we purchase, or the computers we use for work and entertainment, our culture has become dependent on technology to simplify and streamline our lives. Those navigating the logistics space understand that technology can vastly improve their core services – which is what cloud-based […]

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How the LTL Industry Can Deal with Cyber Threats

Cyber-crime is quickly finding its way into the LTL industry. Carriers across the globe are reporting being hacked through email scams, ransomware, phishing attempts and more. In some instances, the hackers are able to gain control of their customer database, bank account information, credit cards, and even embed tracking software inside of servers – which […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Technology

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How the Largest LTL Carriers Handle AI Integration

Contrary to popular belief, LTL carriers are not cash cows who grow money inside their cargo containers. Even larger transportation companies have budgets that they must adhere to in order to operate in the green. When it comes to the integration of artificial intelligence in the supply chain, money and cost is arguably the biggest […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Less Than Truckload | Technology

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How Parcel Carriers Use Last Mile Technology to Deal with Holiday Shipping

If there is a dreaded term in the express parcel industry, it’s ‘peak’. This four-letter word is associated with the holiday season when parcel shipments are at peak volume. In fact, it’s estimated that package volume with the USPS, UPS, and Fed Ex Express doubles from the 10th of December till Christmas Eve. The tremendous […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Reporting | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How National LTL Carriers Use Blockchain Technology

Did you know that 90% of the US LTL marketplace is operated by only 25 National LTL carriers? It’s true – companies like YRC, UPS Freight, Fed Ex Freight, and others dominate this industry, featuring fleets in the thousands, with multiple hubs, terminals, and routes that travel from sea to shining sea. With this much […]

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Can 3rd Party Shipping Companies Help an eCommerce Business?

Today’s online shopper demands shipments to be fast, affordable, and consistent. To accomplish this task, many eCommerce businesses depend on the experience and professionalism of 3rd party shipping companies to help them meet the evolving demands of savvy online shoppers. Whether you operate a WooCommerce platform or utilize Shopify, Amazon or E-Bay as your store-front […]

Date: December 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Technology

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Self Driving Trucks – Do they Really Resolve the Truck Driver Shortage?

In the logistics and supply chain industry, self-driving or autonomous trucks and the ever-present truck driver shortage are hot-button topics. While the pros and cons of each are discussed ad nauseam, the truth is that the successful implantation of autonomous trucks can resolve the growing shortage of qualified drivers. However, since we’re a long way […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Technology

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Why LTL Cost is Impacted by Dimension-Based Technology

Those who ship via LTL carriers may have noticed an uptick in pricing on their shipping invoices. While the driver shortage and rising fuel costs are a major contributing factor, the inclusion of dimension-based equipment is showing up on many shipper’s invoices. But, it’s not because of the LTL carriers need to recoup their investment […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Technology

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How Far Away is a Fully Automated Supply Chain?

Did you know that the United States commercial supply chain employs slightly less than 40 percent of the total workforce? From warehousing operations to transportation and selling of consumer goods, the supply chain in the United States is incredibly people heavy. However, as with any other industry, those who manage supply chain operations are always […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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What Is A Yard Management System?

Yard management systems,  also known simply as YMS, is any software-based system that is designed to facilitate the management of trucks, trailers pallets, or even personnel in the yard, warehouse or fulfillment center. These systems are able to provide warehouse operators with real-time information regarding the location of these various things whether in the yard […]

Date: December 12, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Could Drones Be The Next Big Thing In The Supply Chain?

In the last 15 years or so, the world has witnessed the rise of drones. These nifty pieces of technology have been used by everyone from hobbyists just looking for a new toy to fly around to the military utilizing them on scouting missions and training exercises. But in more recent years, drone technology has […]

Date: December 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Technology

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3 Hurdles that Self Driving Trucks Need to Climb to Become a Reality

It has been estimated that companies including Otto, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and others have invested more than $2 Billion in the development of self-driving or autonomous semi-trucks – just for long-haul logistics. While the transportation industry has come a long way in a short period of time, the reality of self-driving trucks entering the supply chain’s […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Future of Supply Chain Management

Studies have shown that supply chain management companies number one force of change was changing customer requirements. The top business strategy was to achieve high-quality service, and it was deemed that this business strategy goes hand in hand with the number one force of change for supply chain management companies. Companies such as third-party logistics […]

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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What Is The Most Comprehensive Logistics Software?

Logistics is an all-encompassing term for a wide array of operational backend processes. This means it can be a challenge to find software that comprehensively pulls together all of your logistics needs and activities to a single platform. It’s especially challenging because logistics management system software is a niche and growing field, and operations managers […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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