TRUCKER SHORTAGEAs the trucker shortage becomes more acute, companies look for new ways to keep trucks on the road.

 By Patrick Owens and Stephen Washkalavitch

Across the country, a significant trucker shortage is causing a ripple effect throughout the economy. It’s projected to only get worse. Currently, according to the American Trucking Associations, there are 51,000 open positions – up from 20,000 in 2013 – and that number is estimated to nearly double to 100,000 job vacancies over the next three years.

RAHUL MITALSingle-screen technology can make a difference in supply chain management.

By Rahul Mital

Single-screen technology is still a relatively new concept, which is surprising to advocates and those who have seen its benefits in action. It is cost effective, has an impressive documented ROI and is an online digital tool that fosters better lines of communication between geographically disperse decision-making departments. It is ideally suited to environments where effective supply chain management is essential to delivering products and services profitably and on schedule for vendors and end-user customers.

TARRIFSThe new tariffs drive the need for collaboration between procurement and supply chain teams.

 By Matt Clark

The recently imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars on Chinese goods entering the United States have already impacted supply chain teams and procurement departments. 

IVANTI 01Improve productivity by boosting support of web-based CRM apps.

By Rob DeStefano

Mobile devices in the warehouse have been in use for decades – as a matter of fact, supply chain and warehousing were among the most active early applications of mobile technology. Fast forward to 2018 and mobile has taken over not only the warehouse but the entire business world – from employees tapping away on smartphones and tablets to everyone wanting their device – whatever it is – to be connected as part of IoT.

ProcureConAs ProcureCon Indirect East enters its 12th year, the event agenda reflects the most pressing trends influencing the
role of today’s procurement executive.

 By Andrew Greissman

With today’s international business climate characterized by rapidly developing technology, geo-political and cybersecurity risk, and new demands on procurement from key business leadership, procurement needs to be highly aware of the risk factors in each area and how to prepare for uncertainty and change.

Oracle articleOracle merges supply chain, finance and HR conferences to create Modern Business Experience.

By Jeff Stiles

To better showcase the impact and value that cloud business applications have in today’s enterprise, Oracle is combining three major conferences — Modern Supply Chain Experience, Modern Finance Experience and HCM World — into a single conference, Modern Business Experience (March 19 – 21) in Las Vegas.

financing 3plThere has been an uptick in acquisitions by 3PL companies.

By Peter Lewin

The transportation sector is undergoing a dramatic shift. The intersection of a strong economy and the generational turnover of truck drivers, combined with technology mandates from the federal government, has upended assumptions that have shaped the industry for decades. As these changes reverberate through the industry, they are influencing both the demand for financing and the nature of funding that transportation companies are seeking. One area in which these changes are particularly evident is in third-party logistics (3PL).

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