Supply Chain Optimization

Should we be concerned about changes in the Supply Chain?

Things are changing: Slowing: Warehouse vacancy rates -- now 5.7% —double what it was in 2002 and up from 2019 (4.6%) Package delivery employment was down in December (yes, December). Costing more: 40-foot container spot rates Shanghai-to-Rotterdam ...

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Squeezing Money out of Planning

Well, we have spoken at length about the value of optimized load building, and while we still believe it is the first thing you should do, there are significant savings to be made in the administration of supply and demand planning. At the recent ...

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Diesel

While all advice I give comes with the disclaimer: "Do your homework—don’t believe me,” the advice from well-informed sources is “Buy now, Diesel will only go up." Happy New Year!

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The Santa Edition

Thanks to all our customers and friends, we've had a great year. We successfully removed 88,000 trucks from the road and are now integrating the highly effective LevelLoad into the offering. For some fun, you may want to review our sister company’s ...

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How to Save Your Supply Chain Project from Failure

The summary of this brilliantly written article in SupplyChain Brain includes Joe Peppard’s key points about causes of failure: The illusion of control by upper management Conflicts of interest IT amnesia Managing expenses —not assets I add: Taking ...

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Meet Tim —he is still complaining about waiting for loads

After serving in Vietnam, Tim came back and drove trucks. Then, he started his own trucking business. All these years later, Tim still complains about all the waiting he had to do at distribution centers. And while some shippers have made this ...

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ProvisionAi Has Won a Tech Trailblazers Award 2023

Franklin, TN. – December 5, 2023 –ProvisionAi, the leader in optimization for load building and transportation load leveling that reduces total supply chain costs, has won the Firestarter Trailblazers Award. The Firestarter award, given to ...

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Breaking down silos to fill the gap between transportation planning and execution

Bridging the gap saves businesses millions on transportation spend. "Kimberly-Clark expects a supply-chain technology upgrade will save the consumer-goods supplier millions of dollars annually while improving product availability."(Logistics ...

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Amazon is the Top Parcel Shipper

Amazon has become the largest parcel carrier in the US and is only likely to get bigger as it seeks more volume as a 3PL delivery agent. Rob Scheckman and I will be at Gartner’s Supply Chain Planning Summit this week and would love to connect. Send ...

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East Coast Port Strike in 2024?

Firstly, I'd like to wish everybody a great Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to remember your blessings. I am blessed to have all of you. Union members at East Coast ports are being told to save now for a potential strike when the contract ...

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