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How Restaurant Supply Chains Can Achieve A Network Effect

With real-time shared data between all supply chain partners, the restaurant supply chain is more transparent and efficient than ever, driving down inventory and waste, while improving freshness and customer satisfaction. Significant Value Awaits Restaurant Companies That Exploit A Real-Time, Multi-Party Cloud Platform Network Effect happens when users join a platform and as a result, everyone […]

Trimble to Acquire Kuebix to Transform and Connect the Transportation Logistics Ecosystem

Combined cloud platform to create the largest connected network of shippers and carriers in the North American supply chain, improving resource utilization and reducing costs. Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Kuebix, a leading transportation management system (TMS) provider and creator of North America’s largest connected shipping community. […]

How Freight Bidding Can Boost Capacity and Add Strategic Value Between Carrier-Shipper Relationships

Shippers that decide solely to solicit bids to their benefit will face the uncertainty of backlash from carriers, ultimately, bidding allows carriers to understand where they stand in the market and establish lasting carrier-shipper relationships. By Adam Robinson Freight Rates Freight rates are in a state of constant flux, and while the market appears on the […]

Automated Freight Bidding Tools Pay Dividends for Shippers, Carriers and 3PLs – Supply Chain 247 – By SMC³

Striving For Procurement Optimization At the start of the New Year, it’s common for freight shippers striving for an optimized supply chain to review their carrier options to make sure they use the ideal mix of freight transportation providers. In 2019, this procurement business has lasted the entire year, as shippers and 3PLs look to […]

Uber Invests $200 Million to Expand Freight Trucking – Supply Chain 247 – By 24/7 Staff

Uber & Uber Freight Investment As reported by The Verge, Uber will invest $200 million and hire thousands of engineers to bolster its two-year-old long-haul trucking venture, Uber Freight, the company announced today. It’s a huge vote of confidence in Uber’s growing freight division, even as Uber’s overall business continues to hemorrhage billions of dollars every […]

The Rise of Digital Freight Matching and How It Works – By Rafael Granato – Supply Chain 247

U.S. Trucking Companies Many people don’t realize it, but the majority of U.S. trucking companies are not large organizations like Knight-Swift, J.B. Hunt, and Schneider. In fact, about 97% of carriers in the U.S. operate 20 or fewer trucks (while 90% of those operate with six or fewer trucks). The national economy depends on trucks to deliver […]

C.H. Robinson’s CEO Bob Biesterfeld Discusses Technology and the State of the Logistics Industry – Supply Chain 247 – By SMC³

5 Questions with C.H. Robinson CEO Bob Biesterfeld Bob Biesterfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson (pictured above), recently spoke with SMC³ about the state of the industry and how technology is helping logistics stakeholders achieve their business objectives. At the Connections 2019 supply chain conference, Biesterfeld will provide further insight into the […]

Kuebix Extends Load Matching Service With Emerge Private Freight Marketplace – Supply Chain 247 – By Jeff Berman

Kuebix Emerge Partnership Earlier this week, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders, and Maynard, Mass.-based TMS provider Kuebix announced a partnership. The key elements of this partnership include the addition of the Emerge marketplace to the Kuebix […]

Convoy’s Flex Loads seeks to better connect shippers and carriers while reducing empty loads – Supply Chain 247 – Jeff Berman

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy recently announced the official rollout of a new offering, entitled Flex Loads. Convoy defines a Flex Load as a load that can be picked up or dropped off at a facility over multiple days. With this new offering, Convoy is focusing on providing a better way for shippers and carriers to […]