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    Freight Transportation in 2016 – The Year in Review

    November 23, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Here are the top stories in freight transportation that caught my attention over the past year.

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    Shippers, Watch Out for Unprofessional Freight Bid Service Providers

    October 14, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

      The subject of online freight bids and internet freight auctions came up a few times at the Surface Transportation Summit that took place in Toronto on October 13. The carriers that raised this topic spoke of the high volume

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    Managing Inbound Transportation – Part 2 – Action Steps to Save Money on Freight

    September 19, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    The first blog in this series looked at the money saving opportunities for organizations that take control of Inbound Transportation. This blog will outline a series of steps that need to be taken to make this happen.

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    Managing Inbound Freight Transportation – Part 1 – Identify the Cost Savings Opportunities

    September 13, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Managing Inbound Freight is often overlooked or not optimally managed as an opportunity for cost savings in many companies.

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    In this Period of Declining Freight Rates, Shippers need to be Smart, not Greedy

    August 30, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    The static economy and low energy prices would appear to be creating a “perfect storm” for shippers seeking to meet their greatest challenge. The danger for shippers is to get greedy as many did during the Great Recession. We all know that just as there are cycles in the stock market and the housing industry, there are cycles in the freight industry. What goes down will go up again.

  • To lead or not to lead? Leadership is a choice, not a title

    August 19, 2016 by Carolina Billings

    “We often use the words ‘leaders’ and ‘leading’ interchangeably. However, I believe there is a significant difference between these two terms. So what is this difference? At the heart of this answer lies a simple lesson in grammar.  You see, one of

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    Freight Management is a Team Sport

    August 8, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Freight costs represent between two and five percent of revenue in many manufacturers and distributors. They are typically the single largest supply chain expense. When transportation costs begin to escalate, the Transportation department and the Transportation leader can become the

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    Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Surface Transportation Summit

    August 4, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    The 2016 Surface Transportation Summit will take place at the International Centre in Toronto on October 13. The event will be co-hosted by Newcom Business Media and Dan Goodwill & Associates in partnership with the Ontario Trucking Association and the Freight Management Association of Canada. In addition to the great educational content, there will be two extended networking breaks, an extended lunch hour and a post-Summit reception so the attendees can meet friends and colleagues and visit the sponsors of the event.

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    A Lack of Routing Guide Compliance Dooms Many Freight Bid Projects

    August 4, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Many shippers don’t achieve the cost savings they expect from their freight bid exercises. Based on our work with shippers over the past twelve years, these are the main reasons why this happens.

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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 8. KPIs and Reports

    April 28, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Over the years we have observed how Best in Class shippers pull away from mediocre performers and industry laggards in the area of measuring performance. They tend to have better data and more robust and relevant tools and reports.

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    Managing Accessorial Charges – Part 2

    April 18, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    Once you gather the necessary data outlined in the previous blog, it is time to take action. Here is a set of steps to follow to save money on accessorial charges.

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    Managing Accessorial Charges – Part 1

    April 11, 2016 by Dan Goodwill

    In this blog, I will provide a set of questions that shippers should ask themselves and their customers to understand the current shipping processes that are precipitating accessorial charges and the costs that are being incurred.