Supply Chain

Delivering Stability to Your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Transportation Management
November 22, 2016

If you’re a transportation manager today then you’re faced with a shortage of drivers, stringent regulations, capacity constraints and the need to keep costs down. So how do you meet these challenges head on and still maintain a high-performing t...

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Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency Through Technology

Fleet Management, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
November 15, 2016

Technology is transforming the fleet management, transportation, and logistics business, just as it is every other industry.  From advanced diesel and natural gas engines, to onboard computers and cameras, collision avoidance and other sensor-based ...

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How Supply Chains Are Exceeding the E-Commerce Challenge

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain, Technology
October 27, 2016

Exponential growth in online sales is forcing retailers and their suppliers to employ strategies that will eventually help them take full advantage of the trend. E-commerce has been the fastest growing trade sector and has outpaced every other tra...

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Delivering on the Customer Promise: Lessons from CSCMP 2016

Automotive, Dedicated Transportation, Retail, Supply Chain
October 4, 2016

Many of the top supply chain executives gathered in Orlando, Florida the last week of September for the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals conference. Discussions focused on overcoming supply chain disruption, and how the logisti...

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Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in the Automotive Industry

Automotive, Cross Border, Supply Chain
September 29, 2016

“The auto industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50.” James Bovenzi, Executive Director, North America GPSC at General Motors used this quote attributed to his CEO Mary Barra, during his presentation at the Autom...

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6 Tips to Have Your Supply Chain Ready for the Holiday Rush

Cross Docking, Retail, Supply Chain
September 6, 2016

For retail supply chains, the holiday rush is on. With back-to-school behind them and Halloween already out the door, supply chain managers are focused on their biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday. With customers coming from every chann...

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How to Comply with the Sanitary Transportation Act

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
August 30, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sanitary Transportation Act went into effect on April 16, 2016. The purpose of the legislation was to put controls in place that prevent contamination or adulteration of food while it is being transport...

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New Fleet Strategies for Food & Beverage, Construction, and Oil & Gas

Construction, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Oil and Gas, Warehousing & Distribution Management
August 24, 2016

One good idea for managing your fleet may be all you need to make your business more profitable. We’ve looked at several top industries—food & beverage, construction, and oil & gas —to identify opportunities and positive trends for flee...

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Putting Your Supply Chain in Reverse to Go Forward

Automotive, Network Design, Retail, Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology
August 18, 2016

Being smart about your supply chain means optimizing every link – from forward to reverse logistics. While most companies are actively working to optimize their forward supply chain, for too many, the returns management process remains a black hole...

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It Takes a Village – Ryder Top Technician Competition

Fleet Management, Maintenance, Transportation Management
August 10, 2016

Ryder recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its annual Top Technician (Top Tech) program. For 15 years, Ryder has used the program as a platform to identify, recognize, and reward its top performing truck maintenance technicians. I’ve atte...

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