Tag Archives: Transportation Management

Making the Decision to Transform

Fleet Management, Information Technology
January 12, 2017

At the heart of a decision to make an IT/ business transformation is the desire to improve the customer experience. It’s a decision that requires full teamwork on all fronts. In most cases, this kind of transformation entails a dramatic change in t...

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Transportation Management Boosts Load Routing, Reduces Emissions

Safety & Environment, Sustainability, Transportation Management
May 21, 2015

In trucking and logistics, a proven way to decrease a shipper’s costs – and its carbon footprint – is to consolidate loads and reduce miles per trip. Said another way, poorly optimized networks result in excess weight, miles and number of trips...

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How to keep your freight moving when carriers are in the driver’s seat

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
December 17, 2014

Wrestling with the capacity crunch? Get strategic about managing transportation. As long as companies have been moving goods, there have been two kinds of freight: easy freight and hard freight. For years, that wasn’t a problem. There were always ...

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Want a Food Supply Chain that Brings More to the Table?

Food & Beverage, Packaging, Supply Chain
December 4, 2013

How to ramp up and down easily and keep pace with seasonality  Every supply chain is subject to the vagaries of fickle consumer demand and seasonal ups and downs. But, when it comes to stocking store shelves and freezers, managing seasonality in th...

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6 Steps to a Smarter, More Responsive Medical Device Supply Chain

Supply Chain
October 4, 2013

RX is transforming your medical supply chain from a cost of doing business into a source of competitive advantage. Despite the ongoing debate about healthcare reform, there are two things we can all agree on. One, life expectancy has made quantum l...

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The Importance of Being Nimble in Your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain
June 7, 2013

How to Adapt to Changes in Demand, Staffing and Service Requirements without Missing a Beat. If you’re an animal on the plains of Africa or Mongolia, speed and agility aren’t just “nice-to-have’s.” A lead of just a few yards can mean the d...

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The Importance of Your CSA Scores

Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
April 29, 2013

What’s in a number? When it comes to improving your CSA score, a lot. It was one of the great Greek philosophers who observed, “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” However, when it comes to CSA scores, our friend Plato, ...

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The Importance of a Contingency Plan

Automotive, Industries, Supply Chain
February 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago the Northeast was hit with a blizzard that brought heavy snowfall and high winds, which caused disruption for families and businesses. People lost power, highways were closed and almost 5,000 flights were cancelled. However, log...

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9 Tips to Mitigate Fuel Costs

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fuel Services
February 15, 2013

It’s no surprise that one of the largest costs for companies maintaining fleets is fuel. With fuel prices changing so sporadically it is difficult to forecast how much you will spend month over month, or worse, week to week. Just this week, dies...

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How to Prepare for Mexico-U.S. Cross Border Security for Aerospace Cargo

Aerospace, Cross Border, Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Industries, Supply Chain
January 29, 2013

Mexico’s manufacturing environment is driving a growing aerospace industry south of the U.S. border with financial incentives, a highly skilled and low-cost labor force, and proximity to border crossings. However, this positive business climate com...

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