Month: January 2021

XPO Logistics Honored by Dow for Environmental Stewardship in Transportation

DFM Commentary: Congratulations to XPO for being recognized by Dow for its significant sustainability efforts. The solutions put in place were both technology and people (driver) focused. The freight transportation industry is a complex mix of technical and human interaction that keeps this country supplied through increasingly data-driven decision making and trusted relationships. DFM Data …

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Innovative Consolidation Techniques for Improved Transportation Efficiency

DFM Commentary: MIT’s Supply Chain Research Expo has a number of interesting transportation projects including one supported by GlobalTranz. It focuses on consolidation of LTL loads and better utilization of the carrier capacity. Data sharing has significant benefits to shipper, broker, carrier, and the environment. DFM Data Corp. while focused initially on data hygiene and …

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2020 A Year of Record Growth for Transportation Enterprise Software Leader, McLeod Software

DFM Commentary: Congratulations to the McLeod Software organization on a strong year serving transportation customers interested in improving their operations and productivity. Dynamic/digital freight companies continue to expand in the overall freight market and capture share with new products and tie-ins announced weekly. Digitization and data are the foundation of that growth and improved customer …

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Blockchain Decoded: Crucial Pillar For Industry 4.0 And Dire Need For Adoption [Explained]

DFM Commentary: Blockchain continues to mature and become a preferred solution in supply chain because of the efficiency and transparency it provides network participants. Trust is a critical component and BiTA (Blockchain in Transport Alliance) is helping develop standards that will facilitate data sharing within the permissioned network. Blockchain is part of the technology roadmap …

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‘Visualizing’ the next phase in logistics

DFM Commentary: Eric Johnson’s blog article highlights the benefit of using more and more sophisticated tools and data in our business decision making. The tools are important but only after defining the questions the business needs answered, and the collection of, or connection to the data that can provide the insights. DFM Data Corp. stands …

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XPO Logistics Partners with Truckers Against Trafficking to Help Combat Human Trafficking

DFM Commentary: As we move into the new year, we have the on-going opportunity as individuals and companies to make the communities we live in better places. Thanks to XPO Logistics for their contribution that helps our freight transportation industry make a positive difference. Link to Source: https://www.morningstar.com/news/globe-newswire/8122269/xpo-logistics-partners-with-truckers-against-trafficking-to-help-combat-human-trafficking Quotes from Article:

C.H. Robinson and SAS Join Forces to Unlock New Era of Dynamic Business Planning for Retail and CPG Companies

DFM Commentary: This press release reveals a different tact than much of the work being highlighted in the freight transportation press. C.H. Robinson’s work to connect to the broader end-to-end supply chain facilitates a more agile approach to planning and effectively addressing market volatility. Faster and more responsive transportation decision making in the broader supply …

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Vision Of The Future: 2021 Supply Chain Predictions

DFM Commentary: Given the seismic shifts in the economy and supply chain over the last year, prediction is difficult. A key point in Richard Howells’ article is the need for flexibility and to improve the capability in your network. DFM Data Corp.’s core mission is to foster collaboration within the digital/dynamic freight matching marketplace to …

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Moore On Pricing: Blockchain and freight payment

DFM Commentary: Peter Moore’s article illuminates a path to more efficiency and speed in the transportation industry. Blockchain offers a shared view of the freight transaction for networked participants and a future that improves the customer experience and bottom line profitability. DFM Data Corp. has architected that distributed ledger technology (DLT) concept into its data …

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FMCSA Mulls Major Change to Broker Regulation

DFM Commentary: Broker regulation is heated topic that is fueled by a lack of trust and transparency between brokers and carriers. Trust is hard to regain and benefits from starting with a structured governance framework when working with other marketplace participants. That’s why DFM Data Corp., as a neutral utility, has invested in a governance …

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