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Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration

Just how collaborative are your internal departments? If you’re running into issues when one department makes a decision that unintentionally affects one or more aspects of your supply chain, your answer is probably along the lines of “not very.” And it may be holding back your transportation team’s effectiveness.

In many organizations, transportation is simply the recipient of collaboration that happens in other supply chain functions. Under that model, transportation teams can only respond to what comes their way. Instead, transportation should have a say in the collaborative planning process right along with the other supply chain functions. When brought to the table earlier, transportation can be a more proactive contributor to overarching supply chain goals.
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Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio


When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
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5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge

5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge | Transportfolio

Within a month of joining the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), I attended the organization’s annual global conference. While there, I connected with a vice president of transportation at a major big box company, who gave me an hour and a half of her time, helping me get started on my journey to building out a distribution process. Because of this conversation, this connection, we were able to expand our business at an unprecedented rate. To this day, it remains the most valuable conversation I have ever had in my career. » Read More

Guest Post: 4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency

4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency | Transportfolio

Supply Chain Efficiency

Starting a business while in college isn’t for everyone. I can honestly say I’ve never worked harder at anything in my life, but it’s also been the most rewarding challenge I could imagine. As an online retailer, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has evolved a lot in the eight years we’ve been in business. One of the reasons for the evolution is because we learned so much in that time. None of the lessons compare to the importance of being able to scale up as your business grows—especially when it comes to retail logistics.
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7 Ways to Keep LTL Rates Down and Attract Carriers

Shipper Behaviors

You probably don’t mean to make your LTL carriers’ life more difficult. But did you know that certain characteristics of your LTL freight definitely impact the LTL rates that carriers are charging you – for better or worse? Make your freight more desirable to the carrier, and you can gain leverage for controlling your own costs.

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