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Supply Chain IoT Unlocks Efficiency and Transparency

In a Connect post published almost two years ago (“Connecting into the Future of TMS Technology”), I described the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) as “one of the most exciting chapters in the development of TMS technology.”

How have IoT logistics applications evolved since then? Read More…

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

smart mobilityGroundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. There are multiple factors at play that are driving the latest technology innovations, including increased demand, supply chain complexity, longer and shorter supply chains, multi-leg shipments, rapid fire replenishment, final mile, and the overall trend of urbanization. Read More…

Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service

Logistics Best PracticesEven in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. In your experience as a shipper, you may already have a general sense that combining and redefining some lanes—particularly low volume lanes—could help you find additional transportation cost savings. Read More…

Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

Urban LogisticsMany big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add costs to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? Read More…

- Associate Research Professor and Transport Research Group Manager, Zaragoza Logistics Center
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Weather-Proof Your Supply Chain with a TMS

winterweather_300x200This week, Winter Storm Stella pummeled the Northeast United States with three to five feet of snow in some areas, and delivered a sharp reminder of the ways weather hazards can impact supply chains.

What can shippers do to mitigate weather-related disruptions during the winter season? Read More…