We recently attended the FreightWaves Future of Supply Chain conference, a premier industry event offering a front-row view of the road ahead. This conference is where the industry’s thought leaders converge, charting the course for tomorrow’s supply chain advancements. Here’s our key takeaways.
In our business, failures are critical – but they are also important and teachable lessons. We define a failure as “an outcome that does not meet the client’s objective or stated expectation.” These failures can be a tremendous catalyst for innovation and improvement.
Seamless integration of your WMS and TMS is critical to keeping your supply chain running smoothly. The work performed before selecting a logistic software provider is as important, if not more important than the actual selection itself. Selecting the wrong provider can quickly become a multi-million-dollar mistake.
Howdy, Welcome to Edition #38 of the JBF Bulletin! Lots happening this month! With a shifting market across both the demand and supply sides, there are fundamental questions that many transportation leaders are asking: Are these prices going to stabilize?… Read More
With a shifting market across both the demand and supply sides, there are fundamental questions that many managers and leaders are asking: Are these prices going to stabilize? Are we in for further volatility? What do I need to know about shifting market rates and actual operating costs? And how does all of this affect my business strategy? Find the answers in the latest 2023 update.
Last week, JBF virtually attended the Blue Yonder (BY) Partner Summit. During the Summit, BY detailed their product strategy roadmap, various organizational adjustments, and changes to their engagement methodology with implementation partners and system integrators. They also shared some interesting analyses of “Red” projects and the common factors that caused the project challenges. Below are the key points that were discussed and JBF’s perspective on the strategy Blue Yonder laid out.
In this month’s edition of the JBF Bulletin, we reveal the results of a poll “What part of your transportation network are you focusing on this year?” If your perspective is that of a shipper, LSP, carrier, or other participant in the transportation function, your definition may be different. Regardless, nearly 4 out of 10 respondents in our recent poll identified a new TMS as a priority.
Over the past 20 years there’s been a great deal of change in logistics technology given the billions of dollars invested. However, surprisingly, many of the same problems that we were looking to address then continue to some extent today. New areas of opportunities have arisen, including integrated fleet management, real-time visibility and event management, parcel management and TMS interoperability with adjacent processes including warehouse and yard management. These areas hold the potential to unlock even more value as freight logistics continues to evolve.
Like fishing – both requirements (the hook) and vendor features (the fish) change over time (tides, current, etc.). Because of this reality we call “drift”, it is critical for shippers to establish a mastery of their current and future requirements, while at the same time understanding the strategic direction of the software vendor. This article explores recognizing the “drift” and how to find a great spot to fish on!
JBF Consulting recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn, the title of which was “What part of your transportation network are you focusing on this year?” We offered up four responses to our LI community.