Why Trucking Needs to ID Loads Sooner

DFMDC has been working on the problem of “Phantom Data” or “Ghost Loads” in the spot marketplace. Phantom Data occurs when a shipper or broker puts load postings out with multiple intermediaries: digital freight management (DFM) systems, traditional brokers, and carriers. Some of them will (possibly unbeknownst to the shipper) be reposted as load notices …

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The link between trust and economic prosperity

DFM Commentary: Deloitte’s article provides the rationale backed by research for building trust at the macro country level, and it works the same way at the micro level in everyday B2B or B2C transactions. Fairness, some level of transparency, and meeting commitments are the basic building blocks of business relationships. Collaboration amongst industry leaders is …

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Why Collaboration in Logistics Is the Future

DFM Commentary: Turvo’s article points out the many benefits of collaboration and the trust built when marketplace participants – shippers, carriers, brokers, and 3PL’s – recognize that everyone wins when the customer is efficiently and satisfactorily served. That optimal result happens when connected systems facilitate visibility to the demand and supply of product and transportation …

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Is there any real disruption in logistics?

DFM Commentary: Jan Phillip Harnish’s post carefully distinguishes between disruption and innovation. Many of the improvements underway in the freight marketplace today are digital enhancements of the current process and therefore innovation. One missing piece is a common standard and platform for data-sharing among large and small participants alike. DFM Data Corp’s Member Voice platform, …

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TMS integrations with digital freight brokers are gaining momentum

DFM Commentary: Supply Chain Dive’s article explores the rapid integration and use of technology in the freight brokerage marketplace. The partnerships between digital freight brokerages (DFBs) and transportations management systems (TMSs) takes advantage of expanded networks and capabilities to post and respond to shipper load demands more quickly. The resulting proliferation of replicated load postings …

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DFM Data Corp. releases the Anonymizer™ – The Digital Freight Industries First Neutral Data Clearinghouse

Today DFM Data Corp., Inc. (“DFMDC”) announced the launch of its Anonymizer™ technology available May 4, 2021.  The Anonymizer™ enables North American shippers, carriers, and freight brokers to collaborate using unique global IDs to track loads, shipments, truck capacity, and exceptions while maintaining the transaction stakeholders’ confidentiality. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210503005264/en/DFM-Data-Corp.-Releases-the-Anonymizer%E2%84%A2—The-Digital-Freight-Industrys-First-Neutral-Data-Clearinghouse Quotes from Article: The Anonymizer™ is the …

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Industry success calls for data sharing among competitors

DFM Commentary: Tive’s sponsored article makes the case for industry wide collaboration and DFM Data Corp. couldn’t agree more. Data-sharing and collaboration have the power transform the digital freight marketplace and benefit all stakeholders including end consumers and the environment. DFM Data Corp. is the neutral utility built to facilitate that data-sharing amongst competitors. Reach …

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Logistics’ optimization friction challenge

DFM Commentary: Eric Johnson’s article speaks to the rapid progress on internal optimization but the lack of interconnectedness with shippers, TMS’s, and brokers. The posed question is whether a middle connective layer is possible for true ecosystem interconnectedness. That’s the solution that DFM Data Corp. can uniquely provide for the Digital Freight marketplace. Link to …

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Truckstop.com acquires carrier compliance firm RMIS

DFM Commentary: John Paul Hampstead’s article on the acquisition of RMIS by Truckstop explores the benefits to customers and the history of the relationship between the two companies and their leaders. The combined company will have better predictive data to operate and work with customers. More accurate and cleaner data along with broader data-sharing can …

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Collaborative innovation within the maritime sector: the path to grow back better

DFM Commentary: UNCTAD’s article, although specifically addressing the maritime industry, has clear parallels to ground freight transportation in North America. As the freight marketplace embraces digitization, siloed thinking and mindsets need to transition to collaboration and transparency to solve the known and emerging issues in the marketplace. Fragmentation is a clear obstacle. DFM Data Corp. …

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