Top 10 distribution and transportation blogs

Modern Distribution Management This site offers “wholesale distribution news, expert analysis, and modern research.” Their blog has regular and helpful themes like Q&As, Tips, and Recommended Reading categories. Supply Chain Digital Supply Chain Digital combines a number of topics and blogs covering almost all the spectrum of distribution, transportation, and logistics. It also has good […]
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Static vs stochastic multi-stop route planning in distribution

The most common theoretical framework for solving a multi-stop delivery problem from the same location (s) is known as a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP). One of the specifications of all VRP’s is that they are stochastic (random) in nature, so every time the user runs it, the route plan is going to be randomly compiled. […]
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Solving delivery planning problems of asset-based 3pls

We have seen a surge in B2B 3PL and fulfillment operations during the last few years. This trend continues accelerating as e-commerce grows at a steady phase and delivery times shorten. Thus, traditional asset-based logistic providers such as; FedEx Logistics, J. B. Hunt, Hub group, Kenko Logistics, Distribution technology, Atlanta bonded, Cardinal logistics, have to […]
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Why even a good dispatch software is not enough for LTL carriers?

  Unlike the Full truckload (TL) carriers, in less-than-truckload (LTL) operations prevail lots of multi-stop pickups. For small LTL carriers, linehaul can also include an end to end multi-stop deliveries. Good dispatch software help carriers to input orders and then dispatch them to drivers and trucks. They would also help to settle with drivers and […]
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Solving inbound planning & execution problems for LTL carriers

  Less than truckload (LTL) operations are mostly organized using the hub-and-spoke model. From an organizational perspective, we need to plan thousands of inbound LTL shipments for terminals and then create line hauls to move the freight to distribution centers. Additionally, there are smaller LTL carriers who practice direct-to-the-customer line hauls. Thus, we can conditionally […]
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The changing landscape of personnel management in post-covid19 world – a brief guide for distributors and carriers

While 2008-2013 could be portrayed as a post-recession recovery period, 2013–2018 would be defined as a period of “optimism” and growth. We clearly can see post-2008 upraise as well as the 2016-2018 period growth in both truck orders and freight prices.      https://www.cassinfo.com/freight-audit-payment/cass-transportation-indexes/cass-freight-index  The upward shift started to upend mid-2018 and early 2019. Now COVID19 […]
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How can distributors adapt to the post-covid19 environment?

Status of the new normal The new normal requires firms that want to stay afloat or grow to understand its peculiarities and take action. Low Touch Economy is the new state of our society and economy and has been permanently altered by Covid-19. It is characterized by low-touch interactions, health and safety measures, new human behaviors, […]
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What LTL carriers should consider in choosing a Transportation Management Solution (TMS)?

Less Than Truckload (LTL) logistics is different from that Full truckload (TL). People might think that it is just a size of the load but there are fundamental differences in business models so in the strategic and operational management tools and methodologies should be used. The baseline LTL logistics combines random short distance pickups and […]
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How to choose multi-stop load and route planning software?

Its 4 in the afternoon and a load planner is in the office trying to plan the next day’s deliveries. She has one thousand orders to plan for the whole day. First, she needs to keep volumes of nearly 10,000 Stock Keeping Units (SKU) in her head. Then she needs to visualize all 1000 delivery […]
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