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TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

Transportation_management_systemLast week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains. With 3,000+ attendees and 100 sessions at the event, the content addressed a wide range of supply chain opportunities and challenges. Read More…

5 Supply Chain Priorities for U.S. Infrastructure Investments

us_infrastructure_billThrough our work to optimize supply chains, we have a unique view of how goods and commerce flow through our nation’s infrastructure and what impacts on time delivery and cost. In addition to weather and capacity disruptions, supply chains are also challenged by congestion on U.S. highways, rail hubs, and ports.

On behalf of supply chain professionals, I recently had the opportunity to share these insights with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security as they consider priorities and funding mechanisms for new infrastructure investments. Read More…

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

risk_managementAs the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. Our thoughts are with the thousands of people who have been impacted by this crisis situation. As suspected, the storm is also having a significant impact on supply chains across North America. Read More…

How AI and IoT Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

supply-chain-technologyYou’ve seen how artificial intelligence is being applied to many facets of our everyday lives. The fact is, digital transformation is also well underway in supply chain management—and it is transforming the way companies do business. Read More…

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years.

It’s unlikely that the problem will disappear or even improve markedly any time soon, but there are ways to minimize the instances where a container outstays its welcome at a port.

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