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    Freight Bid Tip #1 – Obtain Buy-in and Participation from the Operating Divisions

    June 2, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    Over the past eleven years, my colleagues and I have worked on a variety of successful freight RFP or freight bid projects. During that time, wehave observed a number of factors that are the keys to success. This is the

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    Registration is Now Open for the 2015 Surface Transportation Summit

    May 14, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

      The 2015 Surface Transportation Summit (www.surfacetransportationsummit.com) will be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 14. Dan Goodwill & Associates and Newcom Business Media are delighted to report that the event has a new partner, the Freight Management Association of Canada. FMA will bolster shipper participation

  • Miscues and misperceptions

    April 27, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    I really enjoyed this article published recently in the Harvard Business Review online (April 16), from Heidi Grant Halvorson’s new book, No One Understands You and What to Do About It. Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. is associate director for the Motivation Science

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    ‘Chin up’ on low morale

    April 20, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    If you’ve ever faced a situation of low morale, whether in the workplace or in your personal sphere, it’s often precipitated by a loss of control, or what we perceive to be loss of control, and the inability to judge

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    The genesis of an enterprise – let courtship and honeymoon commence.

    April 17, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Nothing compares to the excitement, energy and positivity of the start of an enterprise. It is a time of possibilities, a time for daring and courage.   It is literally the start of an adventure, be it a new business, a

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    Developing a Core Carrier Program

    April 13, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    In a recent Stifel report, it was noted that the “mother” of all capacity shortages is expected to hit the United States in 2017 as a series of government regulations reduce the supply of fleet equipment by five to fifteen

  • Earning your disrespect

    April 6, 2015 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    I read an interesting perspective this week on the issue of respect. Everyone likes to get it, but how many of us feel it’s easy to give? The website crucialskills.com, which provides tips on interpersonal relationships, leadership skills, and crucial

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    The McNugget’s supply chain woes

    March 11, 2015 by Canadian Shipper

    Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is Professor of Food Distribution and Policy at the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. His recent editorial for Troy Media presented an interesting viewpoint on farming, fast food and the supply chain. Charlebois discussed McDonald’s annoucement

  • The paradox of “continuous improvement”

    February 10, 2015 by Canadian Shipper

    Almost halfway into February and goals of continuous improvement continue to elude! According to Joakim Ahlström, the author of How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement: A Primer for Becoming the Best in the World, there are actually five “continuous improvement paradoxes” that prevent

  • What would never failing look like? You may be surprised

    February 6, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Let’s walk through that scenario, shall we. Let’s think of a baseball game where nobody failed at their given task, EVER! The pitcher would of course pitch the perfect strike. The batter would then manage to hit the perfect pitch.

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    When the last thread breaks at work – Spotting Employee Disengagement

    January 23, 2015 by Carolina Billings

    Relationships are like ropes someone once said to me, “they are made up of many thin threads or experiences, that weaved together they form a strong rope”. Taking each thread as an experience, positive threads thicken the rope, negative threads

  • Some Major Trends Shaping the Freight Transportation Industry in 2015

    January 18, 2015 by Dan Goodwill

    This past year was a tumultuous and transformative year in Freight Transportation. What is in store for us in 2015? Here are some trends to watch. 1. Dimensional Pricing comes to the LTL Industry The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)