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Suppliers learn to deal with driver shortages

How Suppliers Can Better Deal with the Driver Shortages

There simply aren’t enough truck drivers—or so it seems. For over a decade, there have been claims of a truck driver shortage, and the perceived gap between jobs and workers continues to widen as freight growth increases. The American Trucking Association reported a shortage of 80,000 drivers in 2021, with a projected deficit of 160,000 …

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Why America Supports the medical supply chain

Why America Supports the Medical Supply Chain Like Never Before

Recent events have shown that the healthcare supply chain needs to be agile, flexible, and resilient enough to accommodate evolving needs. A global pandemic is a reminder of the consequences of delays, contamination, and shortages—especially for vaccines. For healthcare logistics managers, this presents a high-stakes challenge. Transporting and distributing time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals is no …

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Prevent supply chain disruption during labor shortages

How to Prevent Supply Chain Disruption During Labor Shortages

As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, labor shortages pose significant challenges that threaten an already vulnerable supply chain. For example, roughly 3% of the US workforce quit in August 2021—the highest number ever recorded—and another 55% plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months. In other words, …

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Questions to ask before choosing a FAP

Five Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) Provider

Invoicing errors or discrepancies in billing charges are the last things shippers need during this tumultuous time for the supply chain. Yet an estimated 20 to 25% of an organization’s shipping invoices have errors that can potentially raise costs. The challenge for many shippers is how to address these errors quickly and painlessly. Manually editing …

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Europe faces truck driver shortage

Europe’s Truck Driver Shortage: Why it’s Going to Get Worse Before it Gets Better

Europe has long been short on truck drivers, but the pandemic has pushed that shortage to crisis levels. As a result, supply chains across the continent are stretched thin by delayed shipments and reduced overland transport capacity. And the knock-on effects from the HGV (heavy goods vehicle) driver shortage have awakened governments, firms, and the …

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Frustrated by Peak Season Challenges

How to Resolve Peak Season Challenges

Prepping for the most uncertain holiday season in recent history involves risk management, and it starts with learning from the ghosts of holiday shipping past.
Shipping Container Shortage and European Supply Chains

The Shipping Container Shortage and European Supply Chains: Navigating Long Waits and Soaring Costs

Throughout the summer and fall of 2021, coverage on the fallout from the global shipping container shortage focused on the spectacle of cargo vessels lining up to enter crowded ports in the US and Asia. Now, the fourth quarter’s peak shipping season has brought those lengthy queues to European ports, and supply chains across the …

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A managed TMS solution might be right for you

Is Managed TMS Right for You?

Learn how a managed TMS solution helps supply chain leaders address unique business needs.
Supply Chain Managers Spark Innovation in Their Teams

How Supply Chain Managers Can Spark Innovation in Their Teams

With this period of uncertainty comes a unique opportunity to drive innovative thinking—and create a more resilient supply chain in the process.
When faced with late payment charges, there is no substitute for valuable reporting that makes billing processes more transparent.

Prioritizing Transparency and Accuracy: The Value of Audit Reporting

Reporting illuminates why FedEx shippers receive late payment charges and provides valuable insight to prevent wasteful spending.
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Eco-Friendly Freight Bill Processing

So far this year, we’ve saved over 200 trees through this recycling initiative!
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Supply Chain Podcast Playlist: Subscribe to Logistalytics

As the supply chain continues to adapt, now is the time to engage with logistics analysis in new ways. Subscribe to the Logistalytics playlist on Spotify for CTSI-Global’s curated logistics news and analysis!  The Great Supply Chain Disruption “13% of the total number of containers the world’s shipping fleet can carry is just stuck …

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Shipper apathy causes driver delays that threaten the supply chain

Why Apathy May Be The Greatest Threat To Your Supply Chain

Apathy continues to plague the supply chain, with shippers and receivers unwilling to modernize their operations to gain better fleet transparency and efficiency.
Even if you’re exempted from FedEx’s new late payment charges, CTSI-Global’s freight audit and payment solution saves you time and money.

Exempt from Late Payment Charges? Keep an Eye Out for These Rogue Fees

When one of the largest US freight carriers like FedEx makes a significant change in late payment charges (LPCs)— to the tune of 6% of the total invoice—it has substantial implications for shippers. Because FedEx negotiates different rates with all its customers, those with high freight volumes can negotiate better terms, including late payment charges. …

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Freight audit and payment solutions from CTSI-Global can help you navigate FedEx late payment charges.

What FedEx’s New Late Payment Charge Means for Shippers—and How CTSI-Global Is Responding

In April of this year, one of the largest freight carriers in America suddenly announced that it would start assessing a late payment charge (LPC) of 6% on total past due invoice amounts. The announcement from FedEx would impact thousands of customers who were already struggling under the weight of ever-rising shipping costs. What’s more, …

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A green supply chain is good for business.

Why an Efficient Supply Chain Is a Green Supply Chain

Working toward a green supply chain can help companies cut transportation costs and meet customer expectations. Here’s how.
Forecasting accurately during periods of disruption can seem impossible.

Forecasting Demand Accurately in the Age of Uncertainty

When the market is evolving fast, accurate forecasting can be a challenge. These steps can help companies stay on top of demand.
Shippers are cautiously optimistic about peak shipping season this year.

Cautious Optimism and Warranted Concerns: Supply Chain Leaders Look Ahead to Peak Shipping Season

As we enter peak shipping season, survey data shows that supply chain leaders are optimistic, but not blind to the challenges ahead.
The truck driver shortage is worsening.

The Truck Driver Shortage Worsens in the Wake of Current Challenges

The truck driver shortage is an ongoing issue in the logistics industry—but recent events have exacerbated it significantly.
The global semiconductor shortage is impacting a lot of industries.

What the Global Semiconductor Shortage Teaches Us About the Future of Supply Chain Management

The semiconductor shortage has hurt countless industries—but the lessons that have come out of it may be indispensable.
Volume LTL rates can save shippers money on awkward loads.

Volume LTL: What Is It and When Should Shippers Use It?

Volume LTL shipping rates can save companies money on midsize loads. But many don’t even know this option exists.
Cloud-based supply chain technology can be a game-changer.

On Cloud Nine: The Benefits of Cloud-based Supply Chain Technology

Cloud-based supply chain technology can help shippers gain visibility and boost resilience in a volatile world. Here’s how.
Do more with your supply chain data

Having Supply Chain Data Isn’t Enough. It’s What You Do With It.

Many companies have a lot of supply chain data but don’t know what to do with it. Here’s how to take things to the next level.
As logistics companies execute return-to-office plans, new challenges await staff.

Return-to-Office, but Not to Normal, for Supply Chain Professionals

Many companies are executing their return-to-office plans, but will this solve the supply chain problems they’re experiencing?

Vital, on-the-spot intelligence–one proud client at a time.

Deep automation—fueled by robust data and clever analytics—will power the supply chain and freight industries of the 21st century.