• IT Professional Santa Claus

How Santa is a Logistics Powerhouse

By |2018-12-26T17:21:59+00:00December 19th, 2018|

by Bill Kleyman Many believe that Santa has his own magical methods of delivering to boys and girls on Christmas and I'm surely not one to challenge Santa. However, if Santa existed* in our lifetime and could use only the tools we have at our disposal, could he deliver all of those presents to [...]

  • Location Tracking

Types of Location Tracking for Freight Shipments – Pros and Cons

By |2018-12-26T17:52:10+00:00October 15th, 2018|

It’s natural to assume that by implementing Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for your shipments you will not only comply with the latest FMCSA mandate, but will also be able to track your shipment successfully. The answer is a bit trickier than a solid "yes". You see, ELD’s - physical devices with GPS meant to help [...]

Improving Technology to Keep Transportation Management Costs Down

By |2018-12-26T19:41:28+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Everyone is trying to reduce transportation costs by optimizing business processes, but not all succeed. To understand why that happens, one need not look into the ‘what’, but the ‘how’. The internet is dotted with scores of articles listing best practices and hacks to help shippers save on freight charges. However, what one must [...]

Five lessons to Learn from Amazon in Transportation Management

By |2018-12-26T19:42:05+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Transportation was never really supposed to be Amazon’s domain. But today FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Services are threatened by the ecommerce juggernaut’s gradual expansion into their territory. Gartner’s 2016 report states that Amazon has made vast investments in its distribution and delivery network and is poised to disrupt both the 3PL [...]

Overcoming the Challenges of LTL Shipping

By |2018-12-26T19:55:14+00:00July 24th, 2018|

When looking for ways to optimize transportation cost, Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the first options to come to mind. By paying only for the space you use instead of the entire truck, you can significantly reduce your expenditure. However, several challenges complicate the seemingly simple practice. Let’s take a look [...]

Logistics is Getting Even More Complicated: Learn How Data Creates Competitive Advantages and Greater Efficiency

By |2018-12-26T19:44:59+00:00July 10th, 2018|

What leading organizations have done around logistics is nothing short of extraordinary. Same-day deliveries, pictures of your item at your front door, advanced tracking capabilities, and new ways to find efficiencies in transporting pretty much anything. However, behind this awesome logistics message are a lot of gears and IT components working very hard to [...]

Lessons in Transportation Management: Case Studies of Five Technical Solutions

By |2018-12-26T19:46:45+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Often, organizations shy away from adopting or upgrading their digital transportation management solutions, because the task seems just too complicated. If that describes your situation, know that you are not alone in feeling so. The solution lies in taking small and meaningful steps. According to Christian Titze, research director at Gartner, supply chain businesses [...]

The Power of Data: How Leading Organizations Leverage Advanced Transportation Management for Competitive Advantages

By |2018-12-26T19:55:41+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Logistics is never easy. In fact, a single mistake not only throws off the entire process, it can ruin a product and hurt the overall brand as well. The major challenge today is working with more demand while still supporting a constantly growing global supply chain. Every single stat and trend points to more [...]

How ITIL Can Help Integrate Transportation Applications

By |2018-12-26T20:25:52+00:00May 30th, 2018|

A strong digital ecosystem is vital for success in transportation. A digital ecosystem works well only when the lifeblood pumping through it - aka data - can be comprehended and manipulated by the diverse applications in action in that ecosystem. In the transportation industry this challenge increases manifold because of the multiplicity of vendors, partners, [...]

Top 5 Challenges of Last Mile Delivery

By |2018-12-19T19:57:46+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Whether you’re a newbie or veteran as a logistics provider, it’s critical to recognize the many challenges the last mile delivery runs into and how to mitigate them. The last mile delivery is the most difficult to achieve for a startup or for a relatively established logistics provider. While there are many challenges in [...]