Category Archives: Transportation

Dec 10

2014 Supply Chain Issues

In 2014, I do not expect Supply Chain and Logistics managers will spend lots of time worrying about shipping by drones, but here are some of the concerns they might have. The 2013 changes in hours of services have minimal … Read More

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Oct 31

US-China Transportation Infrasturture

10/31/2013 Yesterday I attended a luncheon sponsored by The Chicago Council of Global Affairs on US-China Transportation Infrastructure.  There are annual meetings between China and US on transportation infrastructure and this year’s was held in Chicago during a global trade … Read More

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Sep 29

Changes in truck brokerage laws

Come October 1, 2013, there will be important changes when a shipper uses a broker. For reference see this DC Velocity article: http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20130805-take-this-load-and-follow-the-rules/ Come October 1, carriers can not broker a load out a shipper has given to them. This … Read More

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Aug 27

Dealing with a major retailer

Many smaller businesses have products they wish to sell to large retailers. There is a summary of Youtude video put out by Walmart in this article in Supply Chain Digest: http://www.scdigest.com/ontarget/13-08-21-3.php?cid=7335. (The Youtube reference: Walmart channel 8thandwalton: Walmart Senior Buyers … Read More

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