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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 5. Process

    November 23, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Freight management is a group of practices and procedures that, when performed well, are seamlessly integrated to ensure a company’s goods, arrive on time, at the right place, damage free.

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    3PLs Add Value to the Supply Chain

    November 1, 2015 by Laurie Turnbull

    For organizations entering global markets, developing a close working relationship with a 3PL (third-party logistics company) is one of the most effective ways to add value to a company’s supply chain operations. 3PLs offer specialized services in three critical areas

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    Why do people run away from conflict? This is something that for the life of me I will never understand

    September 29, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Is someone who is never at conflict or wants peace above all else a pacifist or someone in denial? There is a term I have grown to know quite intimately which I refer to as “artificial peace”. Artificial peace is

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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 4. Freight Spend Management

    September 27, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Freight costs can be in the millions or tens of millions of dollars. This large expense needs to be managed very skillfully.

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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 3. Organization

    September 21, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Top transportation leaders utilize their knowledge of freight management and their interpersonal skills to make their supply chains as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 2. Knowledge

    September 6, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Best in Class shippers possess an understanding of the following subjects.  Modal options and trade-offs (e.g. Air, Road, Rail, Marine)  Carrier selection and management in each mode of transport  Routing guide preparation and compliance tracking  Best

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    Becoming a Best in Class Shipper – 1. Freight Data Management

    August 30, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Best in Class shippers have high quality, granular, historical freight data. They capture clean, accurate, complete data on all of their inbound, outbound and inter-branch transfers, across all modes. The most fundamental building blocks are the individual boxes, parcels, envelopes,

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    Traditional view of declared value process overturned

    August 28, 2015 by Laurie Turnbull

    A recent ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on carrier liability has significant implications for shippers and carriers alike of the shifting legal interpretation regarding declared value on bills of lading, as well as the potential impact on

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    Become a Best in Class Shipper with a Freight Transportation Audit

    August 24, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    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.  They are often treated

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    Final Reflections on Freight Bids

    August 16, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Over the past two decades, freight bids have become one of the most commonly used methods of sourcing freight transportation services. They have become popular with shippers for obvious reasons. When done well, they produce good results. Manufacturers and distributors

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    I vs We. What is the tipping point between personal ambition and being a team player?

    August 11, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Whoever said that the top of the ladder has a nice view was kind enough to warn us that it can also be a lonely place, and most probably spoke from experience. From my previous blogs you know that I

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    Freight Bid Tip # 11. Conduct Ongoing Performance Review Meetings with your Carriers

    August 9, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Monitoring carrier performance is an ongoing process. Some trucking companies will track performance for new shippers with a heightened level of intensity for a designated period of time and then revert back to old habits or standard service levels when