Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

If Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements. The Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is part of an effortRead More

Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

If Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements. The Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is part of an effortRead More

A Platform for Corporate Memory

A Platform for Corporate Memory

When employees take on new roles, or leave a job or a company, they often take valuable tribal knowledge[1] with them. A social media platform for retaining this knowledge in the supply chain planning process is due to begin field trials in January 2016. Supply chain operations and analytics company Entercoms, headquartered in Dallas, TX,Read More

The Myth of a Single Market Truckload Rate: Part 2

The Myth of a Single Market Truckload Rate: Part 2

Last week I made the case that the traditional market rate for truckload (TL) transportation – a value used widely in the logistics industry – does not exist. In this second post I’ll describe what I believe to be a much better method for calculating TL market rates. The traditional approach to the calculation isRead More

The Myth of a Single Market Truckload Rate: Part 1

The Myth of a Single Market Truckload Rate: Part 1

Many supply chain executives believe in, and hope for, a single generally accepted truckload (TL) rate for any given lane. This is typically referred to as the market rate for a lane, and is found by taking the average or median of a sample of TL rates from a common origin and destination. The value isRead More