Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation. One of the projects, for example, was with Iowa State University called Stale Rates. “It

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

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Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Our research at Iowa State University shows that transportation costs don’t actually rise during end-of-month surges.

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Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

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Asking, “What’s the point of conducting regular procurement events?” And the same goes for procurement events. While a lack of regular procurement events may not shut down your entire supply chain, it can certainly keep things from running smoothly and lead to additional expenses.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Publicize your freight’s attributes during your next procurement event. A few years ago, we conducted some research with Iowa State University.

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