Supply Chain Collaborator Digest

Connecting Logistics Thought Leaders

October 2015 Newsletter

The Case for Tracking Fuel Separately in Your TMSThe Case for Tracking Fuel Separately in Your TMS

Two interesting logistics articles in the financial media this week were the catalyst of this short post. Both articles reported on major shippers (a major truckload carrier in this Nasdaq piece and a leader in parcel delivery in the Wall Street Journal) raising the fuel surcharges they levy on customers, despite the fact that fuel prices continue to sit at multi-year lows.

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4 Indicators Suggesting Now’s the Time to Upgrade Your Logistics IT4 Indicators Suggesting Now’s the Time to Upgrade Your Logistics IT

Never mind what solution providers may tell you about why you should implement a new (or upgrade an aging) TMS solution. Here are four indicators from top tier, impartial sources that, together, represent a compelling case for why you should tackle supply chain logistics automation challenges in the next two quarters.

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What Makes a Superior TMS Solution Product Demo?What Makes a Superior TMS Solution Product Demo?

Do you know why everyone hates technology solution product demos? Because they're tedious and frequently fail to explain how the solution solves the custome's specific business challenges and pain points. Making matters worse, solutions for enterprise-level businesses (like supply chain logistics IT solutions) are complex applications covering a broad array of business processes and functions.

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