A TMS, or transportation management system, is a digital platform that streamlines shipping processes by providing visibility into all transportation activities on one online interface. A TMS automates processes a shipper currently has in place. It also provides insights into new ways that the shipper can save time and money on future shipments. Such insights [...]

Today’s consumers are very particular about their supply chain experience. They want to know how their order is progressing through every stage of the journey in a global and dynamic environment. Speed, flexibility, and consistency are not only expectations but demands, which make supply chain execution and visibility vital to delivering a positive customer experience.  [...]

Have you heard about companies investing a lot of money, time, and resources to implement a transportation management system (TMS), only to have to shelve the system later because the ongoing savings or efficiencies weren’t meeting expectations? 

In 2021, for the first time in all of my years working in this industry, the global supply chain was at the forefront of virtually every conversation.  Whether it was the impact of port delays, truck driver shortages or the shortage of chips impacting manufacturing, our industry was top of mind across the board and [...]

Prior to the pandemic, supply chains were already growing in complexity due to increased globalization, data sources, and customer demands. Disruptions from COVID-19 accelerated these challenges, requiring supply chains to be more agile and resilient than ever—something that isn’t possible if don’t have the right technology and talent in place. In this dynamic environment of [...]

The European Union has recently legalised its commitment to have Europe become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and has agreed between all member states and the EU Parliament, that the bloc will reduce carbon emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. Sustainability will increasingly be at the heart of our customers’ operations, [...]

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The changes in technology thus far in my career have been profound. Computing power began as behemoths sitting in data centers and is now everywhere including our pockets, desks, vehicles, appliances, etc. The smartphone in your pocket is 29 times faster than the world’s fastest computer in 1995. Plus, the internet has grown from a [...]

Over the past year, major disruptions from the global pandemic, severe weather, capacity shortages, the Suez Canal blockage, and more, have reinforced the vital importance of supply chains, but also shined a public spotlight on their fragility in some cases. While the industry has been undergoing a digital transformation for some time, the current environment [...]

At this time last year, global supply chains were already in trouble. The world didn’t know it yet, but we were somewhere between 60 and 90 days away from understanding what would happen.

The year 2020 was a year unlike any other, and supply chains were more front and center than ever before. This is especially true in the retail space, as a surge in ecommerce and pandemic-driven demand volatility increased the rate of change in an already rapidly evolving industry.