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Archives for September 2015

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown

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Most congressional watchers are predicting that the federal government will shut down for at least a short period of time before the end of the year. Whether this is a result of the federal budget that needs to be authorized or raising the federal debt ceiling, the political dynamics that caused the 2013 government shutdown remain largely the same.

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Why Hours of Service (HOS) this Fall is Such a Complicated Issue

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Last March, I wrote that the outlook for hours of service (HOS) would be very confusing this fall. With kids getting ready to go back to school and Congress on their August recess, I thought I would revisit what might happen to HOS this fall. Spoiler alert: It’s complicated!

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Five TMS Change Management Queries that Every RFP Must Address

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When issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for a transportation management system (TMS), shippers often overlook implementation/change management issues that are critical to the project’s success. Last week’s blog post, “The Glaring Information Gap in RFPs,” explained why these challenges need to be addressed in RFPs. The focus of this post is on the types of RFP questions that shippers can ask in order to elicit vital feedback on TMS change management challenges.

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