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DAT’s Caplice Reviews Spot Market Strategy for 2024 Budget Planning
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Dr. Chris Caplice, Chief Scientist at DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America and DAT iQ, the industry’s most trusted source of market analysis and truckload pricing data.

Yellow’s Demise Underscores the Need for a New Labor Relations Narrative
The bankruptcy of trucking company Yellow has attracted considerable attention since the story broke early this month. But an aspect of the story that is under-reported is how the demise of a 99-year-old trucker and the loss of an estimated 30,000 jobs offers essential lessons about the transition to the workplace of the future.

Faceless AI Will Not Relegate the Social Side of Business to the Past
Supply chain management is a people business and will remain that way even amid the rise of AI and automation.

This Is Not the Time to Downgrade Supply Chain Sustainability
Pressure from various stakeholders to make supply chains more sustainable has grown steadily over the last three years and shows no signs of abating.

Humans and Machines as Coworkers in the Workplace of the Future
The capacity for adaptability of human workers is set to become a vital component of the automated workplace of the future, contrary to widely-held assumptions about tech-driven changes.

Where Will the Next FedEx Come from in Today’s Tech-Ruled Markets?
Fred Smith was an innovative entrepreneur when he founded FedEx in 1973, revolutionizing the industry and introducing a brand new concept. Technology was integral to his success from the start, and remains so to this day.

Building Resilient Supply Chains by Overcoming These Financial Stumbling Blocks
In such an uncertain environment, resilience attracted much attention, yet the task of building and sustaining resilient supply chains remains extremely challenging for many companies.

Building Resilience for the Next Supply Chain Disruption
James Rice discusses supply chain resilience and how organizations can prepare for the next big problem.

How Supply Chain Can Teach Us About the Future of Professional Education
Labor problems are currently one of the most pressing issues in society, especially when it comes to finding talented people for current and future jobs.

New Inventory Problems Expose Old Supply Chain Weaknesses
Companies are trying all manner of ways to rid themselves of bloated inventories at a time when they typically build inventory for the end-of-year holiday season. How did they find themselves in such a mess?

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Visual Analytics for Supply Chain Design
The MIT CTL Supply Chain Design Initiative conducts innovative research to help companies adopt new supply chain design paradigms.

The New Competitive Edge - Analytics-Driven Supply Chain Design
This executive guide, developed in collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and Coupa, presents a vision for future-proof, analytics-driven supply chain design.

Building Supply Chain Resilience Is Much More than Fixing Supply Problems
Companies need to map these critical linkages in their supply chains when evaluating risk and resilience. When one element is disrupted, it is likely that other parts of the system will be impaired as well.

Supply chain sustainability is here to stay
The supply chain is undoubtedly getting greener thanks to corporate commitment and the right technology.


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Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
C3 solutions' scheduling software streamlines the shipping process.
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning. If...

Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.