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Benchmarking Resilience: The KPIs of Disruption

Complex global supply chains are especially vulnerable to disruption. Here’s how companies are testing the resilience of their supply chain to prepare.
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When the Invoice Doesn’t Match the PO: How a FAP Provider Can Support Key Infrastructure Fixes

Mismatched invoices and POs cost time and money. Luckily, there’s a better way to invoice and audit freight payments that can reduce costly mistakes.
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An Auction for the Lowest Freight Costs: How to Get Carriers to Bid Against One Another

When companies don’t encourage a competitive bidding environment, they inevitably end up paying too much to ship their freight. Here’s how to change that.
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Diagnosing Problems in the Supply Chain Using Shipping Pattern Data

Big-picture visibility into shipping patterns allows companies to identify problems along the supply chain. Here are some key issues this data can reveal.
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Why All Global Supply Chains Need Local Logistics Support

Some logistics providers claim to be global but don’t own their local facilities. Here’s why real local support is so critical to global supply chains.
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The Inefficient Supply Chain: Phoned Pickups, Mailed Invoices, and Paper-Driven Processes

Phone calls, emails, and paperwork can quickly clog any supply chain. Here’s how to increase efficiency with simple automation.
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What a Decentralized Logistics Operation Really Costs

Avoid the hidden costs of decentralized operations with standardized procedures, intelligent automation, and an integrated freight system.
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Managing Carrier Relationships Effectively in the Age of Electronic Logging Devices

With demand for trucks and drivers outstripping supply, shippers that focus on building strong relationships with carriers will come out on top.
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Automation and the Supply Chain: What’s on the Horizon

How will automation transform supply chains between now and 2030? Here are just a few of the major developments companies should expect to see.
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Automation and the Supply Chain: What’s Possible Today

Automation is already transforming global supply chains—and more advancements are on the horizon. Here’s how companies can harness automation today.
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How Global Operations Can Achieve One Shared Version of the Truth

Don’t let regional facilities make their own rules. Gain control of the global supply chain by establishing a shared vision across every facility.
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How to Tariff-Proof a Global Supply Chain in an Age of Uncertainty

Companies can protect their global supply chains from the rising cost of tariffs with a smarter supply chain strategy and predictive data.
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When and How to Break Up with Suppliers and Carriers—Without Damaging Trust

Before severing ties with a carrier or supplier, here are some steps every shipper can take to make the most of the relationship—even after it’s over.
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What to Look for in a Freight Audit and Payment Provider

The right freight audit and pay provider can help shippers gain strategic insights for a smarter supply chain—and save them time and money.
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A Shipping Expert’s Perspective on Freight Analytics: Where Companies Can Save Most

Freight analytics can help companies increase visibility, optimize their processes, and save. Here are three areas where data can make all the difference.
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The Key Benefits of Outsourced Freight Audit and Payment Services, According to a Shipping Expert

Outsourced freight audit and payment services can help companies significantly reduce their transportation spend. This expert explains why.
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Rapid Deployment, Immediate Savings: How to Make a Transportation Management System Pay for Itself Sooner

Rolling out a new transportation management system can be costly and confusing. But leveraging the most important tools can aid a smooth deployment.
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When an Exception Becomes a Rule: The Hidden Costs of Invoice Exceptions in the Supply Chain

Automating invoice exceptions can save companies time, labor, and money—but many are still paying more than they realize.
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Banishing Supply Chain Plagues, Part 2: Rogue Spending and Premium Freight

Here’s how companies can prevent rogue spending and premium shipping from plaguing their global supply chains and driving costs up.
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Banishing Supply Chain Plagues, Part 1: Silos and Spot Quotes

Effective supply chain management is impossible when these common problems are allowed to run rampant. Here’s how to eliminate them, permanently.
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Halting Holdups in Their Tracks: How to Avoid the Most Common Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Every supply chain has bottlenecks. Learn how to eradicate the most common causes of supply chain inefficiency to supercharge any logistics operation.
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Brexit’s Impact on the Supply Chain: How Companies Can Brace for Impact

How will Brexit impact global supply chains—and what can companies do to prepare? Here are a few steps to consider in the face of a no-deal Brexit.
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No Paper, No Problems: Why Forward-Thinking Companies Are Adopting a Paperless Supply Chain

Paperwork can quickly clog up the supply chain. Here's why going paperless can help companies cut costs, boost efficiency, and increase responsiveness.
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Room on the Truck, Money on the Table: How to Take Advantage of Multi-Pick, Multi-Stop, and Backhaul Opportunities

Half-empty trucks aren't cost-effective. Multi-pick, multi-stop, and backhaul opportunities allow shippers to optimize every load—and save money.

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