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3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference Honors and Informs Those Who “Keep America Moving”

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments by

Allen and Donna Smith, founders of Truth About Trucking, LLC, will host the third annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference (TDSMC) at Harrah’s Hotel and Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 11–13. According to its website, the TDSMC “was founded on the principle of uniting, recognizing and honoring our nation’s truckers for their daily [...]

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Fleet Tracking Systems Drive Better Business for Commercial Transportation

Jul 18, 2013 No Comments by

Businesses that rely on commercial drivers operating a fleet of vehicles to provide customer services or transport passengers or materials are finding enormous value in tracking systems that communicate vehicle location as well as critical activities of drivers. GPS-based fleet-tracking systems are made up of an onboard electronic device on each vehicle that’s outfitted with [...]

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Oceanstar Express selects Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform

Feb 03, 2012 No Comments by

Oceanstar Express selects Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform Huntington Beach, CA, United States February 02, 2012 - Freightgate announced today that Oceanstar Express has selected Freightgate’s Supply Chain Solutions Cloud Platform to enhance its transportation services, with advanced n-dimensional routing for secure fast execution, event management and to improve collaboration with its customers. Freightgate was [...]

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Is Public Procurement Ready for the Cloud?

Jan 31, 2012 No Comments by

Over on Software Advice, I recently discussed the prevalence of Cloud-based solutions within the public sector. I spoke with Alan Webber, eGovernment and public-sector IT expert from Altimeter Group on the subject. Alan has some really great thoughts. Namely, he expressed the opinion that while the public sector is still generally hesitant to move the [...]

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Justifying a Warehouse Management System in 3 Steps

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments by

In a recent post on WMSG (site), Luciano Cunha, Global Industry Director at To-Increase, outlined important steps to justification, deployment and implementation of a modern warehouse management system (WMS). These investments are often heavily scrutinized, so the correct planning, figures and resources are important when attempting to acquire a budget and having a solution approved. [...]

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Four Strategies for Effective Supplier Performance Management

Dec 08, 2011 No Comments by

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Sherry Gordon of Value Chain Group about her best practices for supplier performance management programs. She had some great insight, of course – Sherry’s one of the premier experts when it comes for performance management within the supply chain. Here are Sherry’s thoughts on effective performance management through [...]

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The Importance of Visibility in Today’s Supply Chains

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

Visibility is a top initiative for supply chain leaders – and for good reason. Improved visibility can benefit all groups within the supply chain, from demand planning experts and purchasers, all the way down to warehouse managers. True visibility means that inventory information is accurate, up to date and accessible to the entire supply chain [...]

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Social Media in the Supply Chain? Integrate it in your software.

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

This post is in response to Forbes’ recent article entitled “Are you ready for the social supply chain?”. Richard Howells of SAP is the author of this article so there is an SAP spin to the whole article and their acquisition of Crossgate, which allows SAP customers to interact with other parties in their supply [...]

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The answer to the talent shortage? Real-time.

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

This article is in response to some of the recent discussion on a supply chain talent shortage. One of these articles we did feature on our main page and was published by MIT in a white paper.  It’s no secret that technology is evolving towards the mobile generation. There’s always jokes made about the size [...]

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Track the supply chain of your store bought fish

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

I saw this news article last week about the Canadian grocery store Sobeys introducing bar codes on their fish. One simple scan allows customers to find out where the fish was caught and who the crew was, customers can even communicate with the crew. The article notes that there is a growing interest in food trace-ability [...]

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