Supply Chain

The six competencies of a strategic transportation procurement professional

By on Monday June 15th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement. No Comments.

From a 06/15/15  Supply Management Blog by Ashwin Srinivasan. I took the liberty and  added ” transportation” to the title.  Strategic, transportation, procurement, and professional have been  important to me throughout my career as I firmly believe that is how you effectively source transportation. It is not about relentless  cost cutting pressure on suppliers, seeking […]

Treat Your Suppliers Well (apologies to Crosby,Stills, and Nash)

By on Tuesday May 19th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement. No Comments.

Article from Supply Management, refers to automotive but very applicable to shippers and carriers, especially quote on ” non-price benefits“. Joe Lombardo, NGNF  (nice guy, no freight) Poor supplier relationship management costs US automakers $2 billion BY Will Green 18.05.2015 – See more at:      Car manufacturers in the US could have earned $2 billion […]

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 […]

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  […]

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