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Is the Trucking Industry Morphing into an Online Era for Purchasing Transportation Services?

By on Wednesday May 13th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Joe in the Press, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Quotes, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Hi, I was quoted in an article at Road Scholar Transport   on B2B procurement of transportation services.  I am a firm believer in the shipper/carrier relationship , however as  millennials become more dominate in supply chain roles, transport procurement will evolve to a social media platform,YELP  type reviews, apps, twitter feeds, etc. Joe Lombardo, NGNF […]

Risk Taking and Transportation Procurement

By on Tuesday May 12th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Tips from article by Nick Martindale in Supply Management, May 12th, 2015, ” Time for procurement professionals to take some risks.” Top tips: • Try doing something different and don’t use due process as an excuse not to try • Make better use of smaller suppliers • Try taking a flexible and partnership-based approach with […]

Traffic Club Of Chicago Executive Series Luncheon 2/19/2015

By on Friday February 20th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, LTL, Supply Chain, Transport & Politics, Trucking. No Comments.

I attended the monthly Traffic Club of Chicago executive series luncheon yesterday at Ditkas’s,  in Oak Brook Terrace( Da Coach stiff armed when I walked in…) where Darren Hawkins, President of YRC Freight was the speaker. The turn around at YRC is nothing short of amazing given the obituaries that were written about the company  […]

Late Payments to Suppliers

By on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Finance. No Comments.

Belated Happy New Year to all.  For the past year I have been reading with interest about the drama of extending payment terms to  suppliers by large companies in the UK.  SUPPLY Management, the purchasing and supply website,   has had numerous articles on this practice  and it’s  consequences. A sampling article titles: Late payment threatens […]

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