THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

February 2, 2018

Over the last two decades, the face of retail has been dramatically changed by the internet and the emergence of new digital technologies. Electronic commerce has brought new standards of customer service, convenience and choice for the consumer. For retailers, it has opened up new opportunities to make their operations more efficient, to better understand their customers and to target new customer segments around the world. It has allowed any business, however small, to go global overnight and to enjoy growth rates that are among the highest of any industry segment.

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We love a challenge. So when our customers need to move anything from a legal load being delivered across town to an over-sized, over-dimensional load over the road—or over the ocean—or when they’ve got a project that’ll take ten months of sequenced distribution—they trust the nearly six decades of deliveries and the fact that we don’t overlook anything.

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Safety in Logistics Operations

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In logistics operations, the commitment to safety is all too often like the half-hearted embrace we give to an older aunt we occasionally see at family gatherings. We do it because we have to and it’s expected. But we’re not giving safety the full-on bear hug it deserves.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Policies: State of Play

whitePaper | May 10, 2022

Supply chain sustainability can mean different things to different people. In general, however, it implies the shaping of a company’s investment, operational and procurement decisions to achieve positive environmental, social and governance outcomes and the reduction of harm. That can cover many issues from climate action to labour standards. Corporate action on sustainable supply chains has accelerated in recent years, and policy-maker attention is also deepening. This white paper charts major policy developments and gathers business views on what is needed.

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The Intelligent Enterprise for Cargo Companies

whitePaper | November 22, 2019

The vision and industry initiatives working toward what is known as the “physical Internet” started with the concept of transforming the transportation industry operating model into an open logistics system, where goods in the supply chain flow as freely and cost-effectively as data across the Internet. Regardless of whether the vision is realized completely or only partially, global supply chains will continue to evolve toward synchronizing all aspects of supply and demand, from shipments to capacity.

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Life Maps and Supply Planning Maps

whitePaper | December 2, 2019

I met Janie at college. She was dating my roommate, Fred, who was a total knucklehead. Sound familiar? Our two children are now at college. Tuition runs a bit north of $100,000 annually. Both kids are stellar students and athletes, so I’m ‘okay’ with the spending the cash. Janie has a boutique on-line travel business, which is earning more than I do, as Janie reminds me whenever I complain about the kids' tuitions. I’ve recently accepted a role as Vice President of Operations with a very promising consumer packaged goods company in the Pacific Northwest.

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Chemicals supply chain

whitePaper | December 9, 2019

The chemical industry has enjoyed strong and consistent performance over the last decade. The market is now being affected by new challenges, from increased global competition and changing customer requirements to disruptive new technologies while increased demand for sustainability, safety, and efficiency is changing not only the way companies work, but the products they produce.

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White Paper on Transport Safety in the Era of Digital Mobility

whitePaper | February 9, 2020

While remarkable progress has been made with technological, operational and behavioral improvements in the century-old, automotive-based transport systems used around the world, rapid technological changes are occurring that could amount to a reset in outcomes for transport users. The convergence of connectivity, automation, electrification and on-demand services suggests a transformation in transport safety, community access, traffic efficiency, emissions and energy use.

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ATS

We love a challenge. So when our customers need to move anything from a legal load being delivered across town to an over-sized, over-dimensional load over the road—or over the ocean—or when they’ve got a project that’ll take ten months of sequenced distribution—they trust the nearly six decades of deliveries and the fact that we don’t overlook anything.

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