Supply chain logistics have come a long way in a short time and it appears there’s even more change on the horizon. Supply chains are seeing an influx of technologies, customer demands, and geopolitical headwinds — all keeping pace with an increasingly globalized society of consumers. The industry faces many headwinds, but several key trends are on the rise [...]
So many schools of thought and different philosophies exist for supply chain management, that it is difficult to find one that is universally applicable. Often, a combination of two or more modalities is the best approach for shippers. This is the basis for a bimodal supply chain strategy: a modern supply chain philosophy that is gaining momentum with shippers [...]
Transportation Management System (TMS) software is arguably the most important asset of a third-party logistics provider (3PL). An inclusive TMS will provide the tools, resources, and technologies necessary for supply chain management, all within an integrated system that serves as a system of record. Unfortunately, modern supply chain demands have altered the definition of what a TMS needs to be [...]
The internet of things (IoT) is making waves in virtually every industry today. However, few industries stand to benefit as much or as broadly as those in the freight transportation sector. Already, IoT innovations have begun to bring efficiencies and better oversight to global supply chains. Now, the focus is on improving accountability. With IoT systems in place, new possibilities [...]
Are you able to see every part of your supply chain clearly? Do you have control over its various facets of operation? Is your supply chain agile and flexible? These might seem like logistical problems, but they actually have more to do with visibility. The better your supply chain visibility, the more power you have to affect accountability, efficiency, and [...]
The winds of change are blowing across the roads of the European Union (EU), and they’re taking truckers by surprise. Recently passed legislation will raise wages, mandate better recordkeeping, and create better working conditions for truckers. Not everyone is happy, though. What’s good for some countries is brewing hardship for others. Poland and other Eastern European trucking companies in particular [...]
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