Supply Chain


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,http://www.supplymanagement.com   has had numerous articles on this practice  and it’s  consequences. A sampling article titles: Late payment threatens […]


It’s All About the “U” Word for Shippers Going Forward

By on Tuesday September 30th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Supply Chain, Trends. No Comments.

    inShare  Print This   E-mail This If companies have any hopes of mitigating rate increases, securing capacity, and being perceived as a preferred shipper to their carriers, it is time to concentrate on the 3 “U”s 1) UTILIZATION:  idle equipment does not generate sufficient revenue to a carrier. Carriers want  to increase UTILIZATION/turn […]


Campbell Soup Partners with Transplace

By on Thursday August 14th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Trends. No Comments.

On June 18th, 2014, Campbell and Transplace announced a partnership, through which Transplace will manage all transportation management activities for the manufacturer throughout the United States. These managed services include deployment of  Transplace’s TMS to monitor transportation operations, on time delivery, shipment visibility, reduce transportation costs, analysis,  reporting as well as utilizing Transplace’s  TRANSMATCH co-shipping […]