1906, 2017

Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Conference, International|Comments Off on Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

PRESS RELEASE 15.06.2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Digitalisation is re-shaping the world and creating increased opportunity for development and innovation. Revolutionary concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for [...]

2605, 2016

Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. I like simple, so I decided to write a simple overview of the FSMA. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization [...]

411, 2015

Transportation Sales: Finding Right Thinking Guys

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transportation Sales: Finding Right Thinking Guys

One of the keys to being successful in transportation sales is finding the right kind of customers. The ideal customer will like your company’s service offering and believe in your business philosophy. In other words, [...]

2910, 2015

The 3PL Buying Process Begins Online and You Aren’t There

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 3PL buying process begins with shipper's looking online and you aren't there. It's no surprise that shippers are using the internet to educate themselves and find better ways of doing business. Doesn't it make sense [...]

201, 2015

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

By | January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Logistics Explained, Selecting a 3PL, Transportation|0 Comments

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?” The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when [...]

1210, 2014

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

By | October 12th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Explained, Logistics Management, Quotes About Logistics|0 Comments

"My logisticians are a humorless lot ... they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay." - Alexander the Great I have always loved this quote because it captures the [...]

2006, 2014

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management|Comments Off on Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.  As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 [...]

2704, 2014

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense

By | April 27th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management, Transportation|0 Comments

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense Major Australian fashion retailer The Iconic has broken their previous holiday season’s sales record, and is estimated to almost triple their previous profits by the end of the [...]

2402, 2014

Prepare your ERP for 3PL

By | February 24th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management, Selecting a 3PL, Technology|0 Comments

Prepare your ERP for 3PL Adopting a 3PL (third party logistics) provider model is common practice as businesses seek to exploit value throughout the supply chain. During adoption, supply chain directors tend to focus on [...]

1602, 2014

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

By | February 16th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation.  Not technology.  Not business process re-engineering (BPR).  Interesting, right? [...]

3101, 2014

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

By | January 31st, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management, Speaking|0 Comments

Click to register for this free webinar: Selecting a 3PL: 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do (Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm) Companies with logistics needs are increasingly using 3rd party logistics providers (3PLs). [...]

2201, 2014

Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

By | January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized, Warehousing|0 Comments

Warehouse Management Systems Selection Overview A good warehouse management system (WMS) can do a lot for your business, from  improving efficiency to improving customer service. Since a WMS is so important for your business, it [...]

1901, 2014

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

By | January 19th, 2014|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually.  Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry.   [...]

1912, 2013

Hottest Growth Sectors in Supply Chain Management

By | December 19th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hottest Growth Sectors in Supply Chain Management Staying ahead of the game with critical information is a key to success. Over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of CEOs, [...]

312, 2013

Beyond Asset Tracking: RFID For An Accelerated Supply Chain

By | December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s supply chain and logistics management executives are tasked with managing multiple supply chain configurations, maximizing flexibility and incorporating complex technology systems into the mix. Shining a light in the world of visibility, asset management [...]

2811, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to 3PL Services – 46 Logistics Support Services Explained

By | November 28th, 2013|Categories: Free Stuff, Logistics Management, Most Popular Posts|0 Comments

“3PLs bundle services to better serve their clients. The logistics industry is huge and the service offerings are very diverse. There are 5 major categories of logistics services: warehousing, transportation, special services, technology and logistics [...]

1311, 2013

Simple Steps to Fine Tune Your Distribution Network

By | November 13th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Introduction Today, biopharma distribution is experiencing surging demand and burdening cost. Distribution networks are being asked two opposing options:  first, to plan for a 3-4x expansion and secondly, to plan for closing down the activity. [...]

2210, 2013

Ending Academic Irrelevance: an Academic’s View on Logistics Research

By | October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

The Divide How many times have you been pestered to do a survey in the past year? Month? Week? My guess is: plenty! As a professional, you are likely bombarded with survey requests, most of [...]

1010, 2013

China Importing Basics: How to Import From China Safely

By | October 10th, 2013|Categories: Special Services|0 Comments

Today, importing from China has become very common, as Chinese products have become fast sellers in global markets, making it even more essential to learn China importing basics. Factories in China manufacture a vast range [...]

1609, 2013

Cost Reduction for Shippers Through Risk Mitigation

By | September 16th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Importance of Cost Reduction for Shippers Shippers work in a tough environment. Cost pressures dominate, constrain and impact shippers – daily. But shippers have a lopsided preoccupation with costs. In its 2013 Annual 3PL Survey, InBound [...]

3008, 2013

5 OTR Trends – 2013

By | August 30th, 2013|Categories: News & Current Events|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]"Smaller players in the brokerage space will begin to get squeezed out by strict regulations and competitors"[/pullquote] My smart, good looking friends at Carrier Direct are at it again with a great report [...]

1108, 2013

Shipping Claim Filing Software – What is it, and How Can It Help Me?

By | August 11th, 2013|Categories: Guest Viewpoint, Logistics Explained|0 Comments

What is Shipping Claim Filing Software? Most shippers are familiar with Transportation Management Systems, and Warehouse Management Systems, but what is shipping claim filing software? Shipping claim filing software is a system that helps you [...]

1108, 2013

Biopharma Distribution Challenges

By | August 11th, 2013|Categories: Guest Viewpoint, Logistics Explained|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]The key to overcoming biopharma distribution challenges is understanding the underlying causes.[/pullquote] Why is biotech and pharmaceutical (biopharma) distribution experiencing surging demand and rising cost? Even with the downturn of the economy, the [...]

2706, 2013

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Materials

By | June 27th, 2013|Categories: Free Stuff, Logistics Management|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]Value Stream Mapping Workshop Materials are available for download  [/pullquote] A few years back, I conducted a series of value stream mapping workshops.  The workshops were focused on value streams for an [...]

704, 2013

Top Logistics Websites

By | April 7th, 2013|Categories: Websites|0 Comments

100 Top Logistics Websites The fine folks over at Logisticsdegree.net have created a great list of the 100 top logistics websites.  Since they included TheLogisticsofLogistics.com on their list, I am inclined to think their list [...]

704, 2013

Transportation Cost Drains

By | April 7th, 2013|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]"Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively."  -Bill Driscoll[/pullquote] Transportation cost drains drive up costs.  Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in [...]

1803, 2013

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: Warehousing|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…”  Sun Tzu[/pullquote] The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. [...]

1803, 2013

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: Warehousing|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein[/pullquote] There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings.  While each warehouse company has it’s own unique [...]

1603, 2013

LTL Minimum Cubic Capacity Rules

By | March 16th, 2013|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]LTL carriers impose minimum cubic capacity rules to effectively counter very light, fluffy shipments that take up more than their fair share of a trailer.[/pullquote] I am seeing an increasing number of [...]

703, 2013

Supply Chain Foundation: Built on the 4 Strong Logistics Pillars

By | March 7th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Efficient supply chain foundations are built much like a building. Supply chains foundations are set to make them strong and reliable. Without a strong, set foundation buildings would crumble to the ground in the first [...]

2802, 2013

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

By | February 28th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. [...]

2702, 2013

Demand Driven Logistics

By | February 27th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

Adopting demand driven logistics can increase visibility, drive supply chain efficiency, and offset any market advantage your competitors might have. Shippers in today’s economic climate face myriad challenges over which they have little or no [...]

2302, 2013

LTL Carrier Scorecard with Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

By | February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

The LTL carrier scorecard with key process indicators (KPI) is an excellent tool for measuring and managing LTL performance and LTL carrier performance.  The LTL carrier scorecard becomes a roadmap for driving LTL shipping improvements. [...]

1502, 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: Most Popular Posts, Transportation|0 Comments

Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients.  Innovation and new technology are obviously important, but when evaluating a 3PL, go with the one that [...]

1502, 2013

Webinar: Using LTL Key Process Indicators (February 27, 2013)

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: Speaking, Transportation|0 Comments

In this free webinar, participants will learn a methodology for using LTL key process indicators (KPIs).  The LTL key process indicators are used to measure and then improve LTL carrier performance.  Participants will learn specific [...]

902, 2013

Strategic Shippers vs. Transactional Shippers

By | February 9th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management, Transportation|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]Transactional shippers ask “Can you save me $50 on our next shipment?”  Strategic shippers ask “Can you help us save 10% on our $1.2 million dollar freight spend?”[/pullquote] There are two types [...]

2501, 2013

Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]"You can't manage what you can't measure" - W. Edward Deming & Joe Lynch [/pullquote] If you move freight for a living, you know the importance of logistics key process indicators (KPIs).   A [...]

1001, 2013

Webinar: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs (February 6, 2013)

By | January 10th, 2013|Categories: Logistics Management, Speaking|0 Comments

Webinar: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs (January 30, 2013, 1:00 pm) This free 30 minute webinar is designed to help shippers identify the habits of the best 3PLs.  There are plenty of great [...]

301, 2013

White Paper: Famous Logistics Quotes

By | January 3rd, 2013|Categories: Free Stuff, Quotes About Logistics|Comments Off on White Paper: Famous Logistics Quotes

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]"The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity."                         Abraham Lincoln[/pullquote] I love famous logistics quotes!  [...]

912, 2012

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

By | December 9th, 2012|Categories: Most Popular Posts, Transportation|0 Comments

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – Think again!   [/pullquote] Introduction The latest Master of Logistics 20th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study [...]

312, 2012

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Shippers

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Most Popular Posts, Transportation|0 Comments

Highly Effective Shippers Highly effective shippers are successful because they have developed the right attitude and habits regarding shipping. Below is a list of the 7 habits of highly effective shippers: 1.  Strategic view of [...]

1611, 2012

2013 LTL Trends

By | November 16th, 2012|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

The 2013 LTL trends that will likely impact LTL shippers are listed below.    LTL Trend # 1 – Density-based pricing will make inroads in the LTL industry The current freight class shipment pricing is [...]

611, 2012

Capgemini’s 2012 3PL Study Provides Great Insights

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

The brilliant minds at Capgemini (http://www.capgemini.com/) have released their 2012 3PL study. In their 16th annual report, Capgemini shares their assessment of the 3PL market, along with special sections on emerging markets, electronics, talent management [...]

111, 2012

When Evaluating a 3PL, Check for These 8 Must Have Cultural Traits

By | November 1st, 2012|Categories: Logistics Management, Most Popular Posts|0 Comments

When evaluating a 3PL, the culture should definitely be considered. Every company has a culture, sometimes called organizational culture or corporate culture.  The culture refers to the values and attitudes of employees in the business or [...]

3010, 2012

Webinar: How to Measure LTL Carrier Performance and Save Money (November 21, 2012)

By | October 30th, 2012|Categories: Speaking, Transportation|0 Comments

In this free webinar, participants will learn a methodology for measuring LTL carrier performance. They will also learn specific actions for reducing LTL carrier shipping costs. Webinar topics will include: 1.) Key process indicators (KPI) [...]

2410, 2012

Are you Managing Multi-Channel Inventories and Logistics?

By | October 24th, 2012|Categories: Logistics Management|0 Comments

What is the multi-channel challenge: It is having the right inventory sold in store, online, through a catalog, or a combination of all of these issues. Retailers and e-tailers use these channels. When the Internet [...]

810, 2012

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

By | October 8th, 2012|Categories: Logistics Management, Transportation, Warehousing|0 Comments

When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to [...]

1508, 2012

Cold Storage in Southern California Just Got Face-Lift!

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Warehousing|0 Comments

DSW Distribution Centers, Inc., a 39 year old provider of cold storage in Southern California, has recently revealed a 100% completely overhauled website. DSW has always tried to stay 10 years ahead of the competition, and their new website [...]

3007, 2012

Webinar: Selecting a 3PL, a Guide for High Volume LTL Shippers (October 24, 2012)

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: Speaking, Transportation|0 Comments

Webinar:  Selecting a 3rd Party Logistics Provider; a Guide for High Volume LTL Shippers (October 24, 1:00 pm EST) Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E057DA81824C A good 3PL can save your company money and streamline your shipping function, but [...]

3007, 2012

White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and KPIs for Rapid Transformation

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: Free Stuff, Most Popular Posts, Transportation|0 Comments

This is an LTL shipping improvement guide written for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shippers who want to dramatically improve their on time performance, and billing accuracy while reducing cost and damaged shipments.  The guide highlights metrics and key process [...]

1506, 2012

Freight Marriage: ABF & Panther Expedited Together At Last

By | June 15th, 2012|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

Acquisition adds non-asset carrier to portfolio that includes $1.7 billion ABF Freight System Arkansas Best, parent of less-than-truckload operator ABF Freight System, is acquiring non-asset carrier Panther Expedited Services for $180 million. The transaction, possibly [...]

3005, 2012

LTL Carrier Scorecard: Measuring the Things that Matter

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: Logistics Management, Most Popular Posts, Transportation|0 Comments

An LTL carrier scorecard is essential if you are managing a lot of LTL shipments. In a perfect world, LTL carriers would pick up freight and deliver it on the agreed upon day for a [...]

609, 2011

Importers and Exporters Face Difficult Challenges with Ocean Freight

By | September 6th, 2011|Categories: Transportation|0 Comments

Ocean freight rate management is a becoming ever more challenging for importers and exporters, especially smaller-sized shippers. Frequent changes to ocean freight rates due to market conditions as well as bunker price changes make it [...]

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