Welcome to the October 2021 issue of JBF Freight Transportation Industry Bulletin, a monthly newsletter curated by the JBF Consulting team, with a focus on supply chain, transportation, logistics and of course freight.
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In This Issue
We are seeing operating ratios (i.e. Operating Costs / Operating Revenues) improve for the publicly traded, mega-carriers from, on average, the low 90s to the mid to upper 80s.
If this trend continues, it will provide an opportunity for other carriers to come in with lower, but still profitable, rates. Read the full analysis here…
The Client Journey Through Supply Chain Evolution
Developing a strategy and vision before any technology is implementation is key to success to achieve, and even exceed, anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) post-implementation.
The Freight Coach Podcast
Mike Mulqueen & Chris Jolly - Episode 112 of The Freight Coach podcast
There is no shortage of tech options in our industry. The reality is, some will make it, and some won't. Being able to decipher who is real and who is not is a key question that Mike Mulqueen reveals in this episode!
Poll of the Month
Appreciate your input on this one-click poll. VOTE HERE on LinkedIn
Fast N Furious Logistics
What happened to the UPS packages - did they fall out?
So WHO WON??
Poor FedEx driver, all documented on his VEDR cam
I wonder what the EDI carrier update is for drifting?
Logistics Geeks with Personality!
Perfect evening for a dinner gathering of the Connecticut-based JBF Consulting team at Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill in New Haven, CT
New White Paper
Manhattan Associates TMS Update
Manhattan Associates release of their new Active TMS solution uses a componentized, microservices (MS) architecture, following in the path of Manhattan’s Active Omni and Active Warehouse Management solutions.
While we applaud MANH for their significant investment in MATM, it does come with risks and costs for current Manhattan TLM users
This new white paper shares our take on the benefits of the new solution, as well as some areas of concern.
Download It Here!
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