Archive for the “Supply Chain” Category

How do logistics and supply chain conferences complement supply chain on-the-job training?

The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today’s supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference. Events hosted by a reliable company with decades of industry expertise arm attendees with new supply chain ideas and transportation tools.

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Is technology a competitive advantage in the modern supply chain industry?

New technology and the introduction of innovative supply chain solutions into established processes is one way to combat transportation issues. Brian Thompson of SMC³ sees the uptick in technology adoption, and a broader adoption of transportation management systems among even the smallest transportation companies, as a sign of how shippers and 3PLs are now confronting a challenging supply chain arena.

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Leonard’s Express uses this simple tool to uncover truckload pricing problems in the supply chain arena

Leonard’s Express began life with a single truck. Four decades later, the truckload operator has grown into a company with 450 trucks and 500 drivers moving freight across the nation. The carrier is an active user of SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System tool. Christopher DeMillo recently spoke with SMC³ about how he uses that tool to increase its profitability and how he sees the current supply chain landscape.

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What are the top challenges logistics CEOs face in the current supply chain arena?

It’s impossible to avoid politics at any substantive gathering of supply chain and transportation industry leaders, and during the first day of the Connections 2019 logistics conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the government was front of mind, both implicitly and explicitly, during most panel conversations.

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How has Worldwide Express navigated a changing supply chain industry?

This year at Worldwide Express, Tom Madine, the company’s CEO, has been seeing logistics industry insiders operate from a position of strength and profitability. While the supply chain is humming along, there are also some signs for concerns. Madine recently spoke with SMC³ about how he sees the current logistics arena in advance of the Connections 2019 supply chain conference.

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