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MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains

GlobalTMSPostTechnology, disruptors, opportunities—three core areas of discussion this month at the Annual Crossroads supply chain event at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL). The day-long event, if you haven’t been able to attend in the past, brings together MIT researchers to share insights across technology, social, and supply chain research areas.

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- Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson
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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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How to Manage for Supply Chain Success During Major Weather Events

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Delhaize America Shares Best Practices that Achieved Goals During Record-Breaking Storm

This January, the U.S. Northeast was pummeled by the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the area in at least 60 years, reported the Associated Press [1]. From Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 24, Winter Storm Jonas dumped 20 to 30 inches of snow on a multi-state strike zone.
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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

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The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.
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