Supply Chain Collaborator Digest

Connecting Logistics Thought Leaders

May 2015 Newsletter

3 Strategies for Locking In Trucking Capacity3 Strategies for Locking In Trucking Capacity

Transportation planners and managers have long suffered the pain of capacity crunch and recent government regulations have only exacerbated the challenges. UltraShipTMS was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article last week on this very subject and the interview with WSJ’s Loretta Chao got us thinking about ways shippers can gain and retain access to capacity. Here are three ways Ultra experts recommend. 

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Expert Shares Top Arguments in Favor of Private FleetsExpert Shares Top Arguments in Favor of Private Fleets

Ashley furniture captures numerous benefits by maintaining their own fleet including exceptional customer relationships, more predictable access to capacity and backhaul rates approaching an eye-popping 90%. We interviewed private fleet expert and Collaborator contributor, Ed Burns about the many benefits of maintaining a private fleet and when it makes sense to do so.

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Port Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find ReliefPort Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find Relief

Guest Blogger, Rich Chrzanowski — Container volume at US ports hit an all-time high in 2014 and a DOT transportation study projects volume to more than triple in coming years. Shipping delays are expected to cost the retail industry $7 billion this year and as much as $37 billion by 2016. There are creative ways retailers can mitigate the awful impact of these conditions. Here are three ways retailers can minimize the pain at the ports.

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6 Years Running: UltraShipTMS in the Wall Street Journal6 Years Running: UltraShipTMS in the Wall Street Journal

WSJ has a new Logistics Report feature and we’ve been collaborating with the writers and editors supporting the new report, providing them with seasoned industry perspectives and other thought leadership. Enjoy this first article wherein we’re quoted as is our client, Stage Stores. Really excellent piece on the truck driver shortage.

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