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Why Supply Chain Management Is Easier in the Cloud

Modern, cloud-based supply chain management systems give shippers more flexibility and visibility, all at a lower cost than on-site solutions.
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First-Class Service, First-Choice Vendor: How to Become a Vendor of Choice for Top Customers

Harnessing a best-in-class TMS solution to streamline their processes, shippers can become a top-choice vendor and retain their most profitable customers.
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How to Become and Remain a Shipper of Choice—and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Becoming a Shipper of Choice can help companies gain a competitive edge in a tight transportation market. Here’s how they gain and maintain this status.
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How Frequent Benchmarking Can Help Shippers Identify Shifts in the Market

Shifts in the market are a little like the tides. They both change gradually over time, and sometimes, a sudden wave will bowl unsuspecting people over. But by keeping an eye on them, it’s easier to predict what the change will look like and when it will come—making it easier to prepare. That’s why benchmarking …

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Why Supply Chain Visibility Should Top Every Shipper’s Priority List—and How to Achieve It

A siloed supply chain means missed deliveries and unhappy customers. A visible supply chain is efficient, cost-effective, and leaves customers satisfied.
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Many Shippers Still Use Manual Methods to Handle Transportation Management—But Should They?

Handling transportation management manually often leads to error. The right TMS can simplify the process and help businesses realize greater efficiencies.

The Core Traits Top Supply Chain Managers Share

The best supply chain managers can take their company’s operations to the next level. Here are some of the top traits these professionals share.
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Fewer Drivers, Greater Demand: Navigating the Capacity Crunch

With limited carrier capacity and fewer drivers on the road, companies can gain a competitive edge by being prepared to scale shipping services.
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How Many Calls and Emails Per Shipment Is Too Many?

Manually scheduling shipments reduces productivity and increases the risk of error. A transportation management system makes shipment planning a breeze.
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Why Smart Shippers Leverage CTSI-Global’s Buying Power to Achieve More Competitive Pricing

CTSI-Global is in a unique position to help shippers achieve more competitive freight pricing. Here’s how we save our customers money year over year.
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Why Every Company Should Audit Its Freight Invoices

Failing to audit freight invoices can be a costly mistake. Here’s how to easily, efficiently audit invoices at scale and put money back in the bottom line.
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Simple Supply Chain and Logistics Fixes That Can Send Customer Satisfaction Soaring

The customer experience is critical—but friction along the supply chain can sour a company’s reputation. Here are a few ways to change that.
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Why Standardizing Shipping Processes Across the Supply Chain Can Trigger a Chain Reaction of Efficiency Gains

Looking to maximize supply chain efficiency? Standardizing shipping processes across the organization is a crucial but often overlooked step.
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A Partnership for Success: How to Find the Right TMS Provider

The supply chain and logistics market is flooded with TMS providers. To find the right partner, look for these characteristics of a top vendor.
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Smart Decisions, Greater Efficiencies: How to Assess a TMS Solution Before Buying

The right transportation management system (TMS) can help companies gain a competitive advantage. Here’s how to assess all the options effectively.
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How to Utilize Technology to Align the Flow of Data in the Supply Chain

Overwhelmed by unprecedented data growth, companies that can cohesively align the flow of supply chain data will gain a significant competitive advantage.
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Staying on Top: How to Keep Up with Technology (and the Competition) to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

In the fast-moving world of supply chain management, companies can find it hard to remain technologically relevant. Here’s how to stay ahead of the curve.
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Why Agility Matters in the Supply Chain—and How to Achieve It

In an ever-changing market, improving the agility of the supply chain can help companies gain a serious competitive advantage—and reduce risk.
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Trust but Verify: Ensuring the Best Rates Before Renewing a Carrier Contract

Before renewing a carrier contract, there a few steps every company should take to ensure it is still getting a competitive rate.
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Why Companies Need to Know Individual Customer Profitability

Analyzing data about individual customer profitability allows companies to make smarter long-term decisions—and boost the bottom line.
The best supply chains aren’t just faster, more efficient, and more flexible. They align capacity with corporate priorities to drive strategy.

How to Align Supply Chain Capacities with Business Priorities

The best supply chains aren’t just faster, more efficient, and more flexible. They align capacity with corporate priorities to drive strategy.
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Unpacking Gartner’s Top Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2019

What are the biggest technology trends shaping supply chains this year? Automation, artificial intelligence, and more are already having a major impact.
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The Key Ingredients of a Robust Supply Chain Dashboard

KPIs only matter if they drive strategic decisions. Here’s how to build a more robust supply chain dashboard that tracks the key metrics that drive growth.
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Why Aggressive Profit Growth Starts with Revisiting the Supply Chain

Today’s most profitable companies aren’t focused on cutting supply chain costs. They’re investing in their supply chain to stimulate profits and growth.

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.