Most shippers drop the ball by not paying enough attention to the post-bid process which prevents them from capturing all of the benefits afforded to them. In our experience working with clients we’ve come up with the top 10 post-procurement activities that will help you extract maximum value from your transportation freight spend. Staying on top of these activities can be a challenge for even the most experienced teams. Don’t let these slip through the cracks and you’ll be able to incrementally improve your processes—and uncover some hidden benefits along the way.
Welcome to the 31st edition of the JBF Bulletin. Over the past few years there has been an explosion of new and innovative logistics technology (log-tech) companies each attempting to carve out a niche in the ever-expanding logistics technology software space. Read the full story here.
Trimble announced last week that it would be shutting down Kuebix as of 2025 as they ‘pivot’ to an alternative product. But this article is not about Kuebix, nor is it about Trimble. This article is about the customers that software vendors like Trimble (and Blue Yonder, and SAP, and e2open, etc.) are “pivoting on.”
In this podcast episode, Adam Perlmutter chats with Mike Mulqueen, Consulting Strategy Practice Lead at JBF Consulting about logistic systems and the complexity of selecting the right one. Mike also outlines big logistics technology changes, recent market trends, and key technologies/considerations that shippers should be watching.
The RFP isn’t broken. Your process is! In this webinar moderated by Marney Edwards of Loadsmart, industry experts Rush Feldhacker of Metafora and Dennis Heppner of JBF Consulting discuss why the annual RFP is going extinct.
“Few shippers, tech vendors, or implementation partners have all the tools and skills to build an addition to your “logistics house.”
Highlights in the Summer 2022 JBF Bulletin:
Supreme Court Denies Petition Against AB5
BY’s New Luminate TMS Platform Reviewed
3 Traps to Avoid in Supply Chain Technology Transformation
Why Freight Tech Fails and What To Do About It?
Highlights from BY ICON 2022
“The old way of doing business, where a carrier has to commit to providing capacity (on a lane) for an entire year is not working anymore. There is a need for a nimble, continuous bidding process.” says Mike Mulqueen quoted in today’s Forbes article ‘Freight Truck Shortages Are Changing The Face Of Logistics’ by Steve Banker.
“The annual carrier RFP event may not be dead yet, but the old way of securing rates and capacity is certainly going the way of the buggy whip.”
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