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    We need to Lead and Innovate our way to a Business Recovery

    April 17, 2020 by Dan Goodwill

    It will take a combination of leadership and innovation to adapt to and conquer the changing realities of the post Covid-19 environment. Business leaders will need to be the change agents, crafting and executing plans to respond to a new set of requirements. Similarly, there will be a need for innovation, to develop new and improved processes and products to meet changing consumer demands. Leaders who go back to old work paradigms, or innovations introduced without strong leadership and execution, will likely fail.

  • Volatility Will Rule Supply Chains in 2020

    January 7, 2020 by Brian Broadhurst

    Typically, as one approaches the end of a year, it’s always interesting to look ahead and ponder what the new year may bring. For 2020, we believe one word will best describe it – volatile. We’ve seen how global trade

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    The Top Stories in Surface Transportation in 2019

    November 25, 2019 by Dan Goodwill

    Here is my annual recap of the major trends that shaped the Surface Transportation industry during the past year. After a booming first three quarters of 2018, the trucking industry contracted in the fourth quarter; by mid-April of 2019, it became apparent that the trucking industry was in a “freight recession.”
    The recession had consequences.

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    Freight Bids are Back in 2019

    July 15, 2019 by Dan Goodwill

    The freight industry has done a major turnaround from the previous year. Shippers are in a stronger position this year to secure competitive freight rates. Here is a set of steps to consider in preparing a freight bid.

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    Freightera Has a Plan to Become the Amazon of the Freight Industry

    January 7, 2019 by Dan Goodwill

    Eric Beckwitt, Founder and CEO of Freightera recognized that shippers and carriers “are experiencing a lot of pain due to inefficiencies and a lack of a simplified integrated system that allows shippers to get the best rate and allow carriers to provide their services directly to customers.”  Just as Expedia provides multiple airline or hotel options in the personal travel industry, Freightera offers instant all-inclusive freight quotes, from carriers of all sizes, 24/7.

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    A Checklist for CEOs Seeking to Control Freight Costs in 2019

    November 27, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    The financial impact of rapidly rising freight costs caught large numbers of CEOs and CFOs by surprise. Many companies were unprepared for the capacity challenges and financial impacts that took place. Economists are predicting solid economic growth in 2019 but not quite at the pace of 2018. What can CEOs do to protect their supply chains, the service to their customers, and their profits from further freight cost shock treatments in 2019? Here is a checklist to consider.

  • Why Blockchain for Trucking is Still 10 Years Away From Relevance

    September 4, 2018 by Justin Hein

    According to headlines, Blockchain is a panacea. Yet, despite all the publicity, few people understand the implications of this technology.

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    The 10th Anniversary Surface Transportation Summit Will Address many of the Key Issues Facing Professionals in this Industry

    July 15, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Summit, the organizers, in partnership with the Freight Management Association of Canada, the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the CSCMP Toronto Roundtable have created an agenda that encompasses the most important issues of the day and assembled an elite group of moderators and panelists to address these topics.

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    An Action Plan to Optimize the Money Spent on Freight Transportation

    June 3, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    Detailed, quality freight spend data can allow shippers to identify consolidation opportunities, to address chronic operational inefficiencies that result in excess or accessorial costs, to highlight “maverick” spend, to rectify the use of non-core carriers or more expensive modes and/or to create opportunities to construct more efficient routes and round trips. Shippers with poor quality and/or inaccurate freight cost data place themselves in a vulnerable position.

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    Manage your Freight Spend Data to Improve Your Profitability

    May 20, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    A company’s freight costs often represent between two and ten percent of total revenues. For many companies in the manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors, their expenditures on freight have a direct and significant impact on their companies’ bottom lines. “You can’t manage what you cannot measure.” Good quality freight data is an essential starting point in the management of freight transportation.

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    Time to Become a “Shipper of Choice”

    April 17, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    These are unique times. Shippers that make the necessary strategic, tactical, and cultural changes are likely to secure the capacity they need.

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    Conducting a Transportation Audit can help companies Improve their Bottom Lines

    February 19, 2018 by Dan Goodwill

    A number of U.S. companies told investors that rising shipping costs in recent months have cut into earnings. Many manufacturers and retailers throughout North America spend millions of dollars a year on freight transportation. Freight costs can represent between 1 and 10 percent of a company’s operating revenue, one of the largest cost items. One of the best ways to find out where a company stands in this area of rising freight rates is to conduct a Transportation Audit. Keep in mind that even a few percentage points of savings off a multi million freight spend can be a considerable amount of money.