September 4, 2018

If I were to build a logistics start-up, it would not be to disrupt the $10 trillion shipping industry (or whatever other unthinkably huge number some start-ups use to describe the size of the freight forwarding market).  I don’t have the stomach for it.

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July 3, 2018

For years it's seemed like every article on technology adoption in the logistics industry states an old, unsubstantiated “fact” that (insert made up number here) percentage of shippers who could benefit from a TMS don’t use one.  The intent is to give the imp...

June 1, 2018

There is more, and better, logistics technology available than ever.  It’s also less expensive and easier to implement, which is especially helpful to small and medium sized companies.  These are good things.

The future is bright too.  There is a constant stream of new...

December 1, 2017

Not too long ago buying anything that qualified as logistics technology involved at least a six figure investment – usually more.  Thankfully those days are gone and there are plenty of new and innovative technologies available at much lower costs.  Many of the solutio...

September 1, 2017

As vital as international shipping is to the global economy, it’s a process that is both frustrating and intimidating to most companies. What should be simple often feels stuck in the past and needlessly complicated.

The best example of this is the way most shippers rel...

July 15, 2017

The equation a manufacturer would use to determine if offshoring makes sense seems like a simple one.  This is reinforced by the perception that the difference in labor savings companies can realize through offshoring offset any problems that come along with it.  That...

July 1, 2017

TLDR; Be your own advocate, self-educate, and don’t let sales people control the conversation.

I am writing this with humility as a former logistics technology sales person (and not a good one at that).

Evaluating logistics technology requires good people skills – e...

June 15, 2017

The stories behind how tech companies become who they are can be great opportunities to learn. This is especially true for logistics technology products, since the marketplace is changing so fast and their relative importance in making the global economy work.

Building...

June 1, 2017

From the Zipline Blog:

It’s an exciting time for technology in transportation.  The problem is that sometimes many of the most interesting ideas aren’t necessarily the ones that drive immediate change.

This is not to argue that new logistics technology in any form i...

May 15, 2017

Here is a link to a recent article I wrote for Hit the Button. Click Here.

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