Transportation Predictions That Will Shake-Up the Supply Chain Industry In 2018 – Supply Chain 24/7

January 11, 2018 · By Dan Clark In the book, The Living Supply Chain, the authors argue that “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that […]

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Reverse logistics season is in full post-holidays bloom – Supply Chain 24/7

While the 2017 holidays are in the rear view mirror, that does not mean that it has gotten up and gone away. How? Well, in the supply chain management world we live in, it really comes down to two simple words: reverse logistics. To be sure, that is not a major revelation, nor is it […]

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Industrial and supply chain real estate expected to soar in 2018 – Supply Chain 24/7

Compared to “trophy” office skyscrapers, warehouses and distribution centers were once the ugly ducklings of commercial real estate. Fast forward a decade and they are emerging as beautiful swans for both real estate investors and corporate occupiers. Low vacancy rates and high demand for warehouse space are forming perfect conditions for the sector in 2018, […]

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Your Transportation Management System Can Help Manage the Amazon Effect – Supply Chain 24/7

Lots of supply chains are dealing with the “Amazon effect,” which has led consumers to demand lightning-fast (and free) delivery times, last-minute order changes, and 100 percent order accuracy. While initially seen as just a retail problem, these expectations have been extended to the B2B world as well. Managing the Amazon effect requires a host […]

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ATA tonnage and Cass Freight Index reports both are strong in November

Two key monthly freight transportation report issued yesterday, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, and the Cass Freight Index Report, each provided positive news for… By Jeff Berman December 20, 2017 Two key monthly freight transportation report issued yesterday, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, and the Cass Freight […]

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A “trucker’s market” is likely for 2018, says prominent industry analyst

Truckload rates are soaring. Larkin recalls that he first witnessed “an infection” in spot rates in mid-2016. By Patrick Burnson November 22, 2017 After much anticipation, “a trucker’s market” is due to finally arrive in 2018, says Stifel Nicolaus trucking analyst John Larkin, although he cautions that supply and demand is tight across the industry […]

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Bolloré Logistics partners with OroCommerce in B2B Ecommerce Deal

In the new partnership, Bolloré is working with OroCommerce to provide its international customers with what they describe as a “robust ecommerce capability that is fully integrated with its global logistics platform.” By Patrick Burnson November 21, 2017 Oro, Inc., the creator of OroCommerce, a popular ecommerce platform designed for B2B merchants, today announced a […]

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