Integrated Logistics Blog (5)

Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Core Values

Consultancy firms looking for the perfect 3PL, read this first!

There’s this old story about three blindfolded people being led to an elephant and then asked to describe what it is. One reaches out and touches its ...

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Logistics Management | Logistics History and Speculation | Trucking

Long hours, isolation, and urban legends

Truck drivers have tough jobs. They transport goods, many critical to survival, over great distances on tight, inflexible time schedules while remaini...

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Transportation Models | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs

International logistics and the strange case of the Orange Horror from the Deep

In the early 1980s, a man was strolling along a remote stretch of beach in Brittany, France. He’d walked this coastline many times across the years. H...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit | Market Recession | Transportation Models | Supply Chain Management

Late deliveries killing your customer satisfaction? Here’s how you can rebuild customer confidence

Ever heard the dreaded question, “Where’s my shipment?” This is a query you just don’t want to hear from a client. Unfortunately, owing to a litany of...

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Logistics Management | Core Values | SME (Subject Matter Expert) | LTL

DeKoninck: Building a Foundation of Trust and Respect

Josh DeKoninck may be relatively new as the GM of LTL, but he's an industry veteran with a fresh perspective on maintaining client relations and boost...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs

Five reasons IL2000’s TMS is best in class

If you’ve spent some time reading through our case studies, you may have noticed a recurring theme. A company approaches us with a difficult supply ch...

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Logistics Management | Transportation Models | Shipping | Trucking

Don't underestimate Hazmat classification

"Describe what's in the box." That instruction sounds simple and benign. But even a minor omission in the description of the contents can be catastrop...

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Logistics Management | Transportation Models | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

What would a rail strike have looked like?

On Friday, 16 September, supply chain managers across the US breathed a collective sigh of relief. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced that freight ...

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Supply Chain Management | 3PL | Private Equity

Could clean tech innovations in supply chain and logistics improve a PEs profitability?

Private equity firms invested $27 billion in clean energy in 2021. This 74% jump in spending from 2020 shows the PE industry’s dedication to reducing ...

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Transportation Models | Logistics History and Speculation | Shipping

The design failures that led to today’s colossal container ships, and why you won’t see larger ships in the future

Revolutionary ship design: historical failures and future aspirations Picture the Ever Ace -- the largest container ship in the world, carrying 21,710...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Profitability takes perspective

How thinking differently about your sub-brand supply chains can change everything

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Distributor | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Gain advantage with a supply chain center of gravity analysis

Picture two rival paper manufacturing companies. They’re based in the same city. Both businesses have a nationwide customer base. They’re roughly the ...

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