Talking Better Data with Execs at Logistics & Supply Chain Forum

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RateLinx once again attended this year’s Logistics & Supply Chain Forum, and just like in years past, we had some very meaningful conversations with senior supply chain executives who are trying to solve difficult problems at their companies. Better Data to Solve Tactical Exceptions The recurring theme we heard at this year’s fall conference revolved […]

SCOPE Supply Chain Conference; Creating Strategies for Inbound Freight

SCOPE Supply Chain Conference 2018 - Chicago

While attending the SCOPE Supply Chain Conference and the Procurement Summit, at the Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago last week, we had the opportunity to meet with companies of all sizes from a wide range of industries. The SCOPE Conference continues to attract an increasingly diverse set of companies, and we were excited to have conversations and […]

RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference Focuses on Importance of Logistics Data

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The RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) annual Supply Chain Conference is one of the highlights of our year. This year’s conference, held in Phoenix, AZ, was well attended and featured speakers from some of the retail industry’s biggest companies, including Kim Vaccaro, senior manager of global supply chain solutions for Home Depot, Chris Baer, senior […]

CSCMP Recap: Actionable Data is Big Data that Tells a Story

CSCMP 2017, Atlanta Georgia Skyline

This is the fourth year RateLinx has had a presence at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference. CSCMP is a great conference for us to network with our peers in supply chain and attend educational sessions to hear what’s going on in the industry. Actionable Data is Big Data that Tells […]

RateLinx Helps Solve Issues Facing Parcel Shippers

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Parcel Forum ’17 wrapped up this week. I like going to Parcel Forum because it allows us to focus on the issues facing parcel shippers today. For instance, it seems that every year UPS and FedEx are introducing a new pricing rule. This year it’s the peak season surcharge that will start around Thanksgiving and […]

SCOPE Fall Supply Chain Conference; Freight Visibility with No IT

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We are excited to meet with shippers this coming week at the SCOPE Fall Supply Chain Conference and Procurement Summit in Los Angeles from August 27-29. This is the second year of attending the fall and spring SCOPE conferences and each time we attend, the level of interest in the RateLinx solution grows. You can […]

Actionable Data with No IT’Hot Topic at the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum

Logistics & Supply Chain Forum, Miami, Florida

While the weather in Miami, Florida, is often described as hot, what was hot last week was RateLinx’s ability to deliver actionable data with no IT. We attended the spring Logistics & Supply Chain Forum, our fifth consecutive Forum. While overall attendance was down a bit, we were able to meet and talk with more […]

RateLinx Actionable Data at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

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Last week we attended the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ. With 1,900 attendees at the show, we had many great conversations with Chief Supply Chain Officers and their teams about actionable data. In fact, all conversations revolved around data and how to turn it into actionable data. Most of the companies we […]

Actionable Data without IT, Solutions Discovered at NASSTRAC

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Last week we attended the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo in Orlando, FL. Founded 65 years ago, NASSTRAC’s primary focus is to protect the interests of shippers of small shipments. A small shipment was defined as a shipment that weighed less than 10,000 lbs. which we now call LTL shipments. As a member-based conference, […]

Finding Solutions for Visibility and Control at SCOPE Supply Chain Conference

SCOPE Supply Chain Forum, Atlanta, Georgia Skyline

Earlier this week, Nate Endicott and I had the opportunity to meet with retail and high-tech companies, distributors, and manufacturers. All were searching for solutions to their shipping problems while attending the SCOPE Supply Chain Conference and the Procurement Summit, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. We enjoy the format of SCOPE; the 20-minute […]

RILA Recap: Visibility and Shipping Intelligence

RILA 2017, Orlando Florida

Earlier this month we exhibited at the 2017 Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Supply Chain Forum which drew a record 1,100 attendees. Collecting and using the data for visibility and shipping intelligence were the key themes. These topics matched up nicely with the RateLinx approach for creating Integrated Shipping Intelligence’. During the forum, it […]

Constrained by your TMS? Find Your Crystal Ball at RILA

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Many retail logistics managers are constrained by a TMS that no longer fits their needs. Limited visibility keeps them from using the data they have to gain valuable intelligence. We have been focusing on retail for the last couple of years and we’ve learned that the market is ready and asking for a solution like […]

Beyond Software, RateLinx Offers Solutions at the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum

The Logistics and Supply Chain Forum is one of our favorite conferences because of its structure. We are able to talk beyond software to focus on solutions. This week at the Four Seasons Scottsdale, we connected with about 40 senior supply chain leaders and had great conversations with each of them, learning what challenges they […]

SCOPE Supply Chain Conference; Procurement Summit Leveraging Data for Intelligence

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the SCOPE Supply Chain Conference and SCOPE Procurement Summit, two conferences that operated simultaneously at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The general theme of the event is how big data can be leveraged to gain intelligence. We spoke with several companies that were either beginning their […]

Shippers Find Big Data and Visibility Solutions at CSCMP 2016

We recently returned from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Conference 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida. The highlight for us this year was focusing more on visibility and how Intelligent Invoice Management (IIM) may be used to provide additional visibility to our customers’ freight to ensure it is delivered on time. This is our third […]

Big Data Remains Common Theme at NASCES 16 & Parcel Forum 16

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending both the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit (NASCES) 16 at The Westin Chicago North Shore and the Parcel Forum 16 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. These events are vital for me to attend each year in order to check the pulse […]

NASSTRAC 2016 Highlights Trends in Shipping & Logistics Management

The annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo is one of the most important events of the year in the shipping and logistics management industry. NASSTRAC’s members are the decisions makers in transportation, supply chain and logistics, including executives from industries like retail, manufacturing food and beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and chemical. For RateLinx, NASSTRAC […]

Logistics & Supply Chain Forum: Overcoming Capacity Volatility

This was RateLinx’s fourth time attending the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum and we really like how well run it is. The companies that attend are looking to learn, speak with fellow colleagues and suppliers to see what is new and strategize how they may be able to leverage new logistics trends to improve their […]

Real-Time Data Visibility Hot Topic at the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

I just got back from the 13th Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Summit in Miami. I came away impressed by how much the Summit has evolved over the years. It has followed the industry in the way it has moved from being focused on tactics to being focused on supply chain and logistics strategy. The […]

Parcel Forum 15 Shows Need to Turn Freight Data Into Information

Every year we look forward to Parcel Forum and Parcel Forum 15 in Chicago did not disappoint. This was our 3rd year attending the show and we are already signed up to go again next year where it will be held in Dallas for the second time. We learned a lot from listening to what […]

CSCMP 2015: An Enlightening Look At the Future of Logistics

We just got back from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Conference 2015 in San Diego, CA. This is our second year in a row attending CSCMP. It’s one of the larger conferences we attend, and we have found CSCMP to be a great opportunity to connect with other supply chain professionals and stay […]

North American Supply Chain Executive Summit: Data-Driven Logistics

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, which took place at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center outside of Chicago. It was my first time attending the show, and it provided many opportunities to discuss the challenges and opportunities in supply chain management with executives from some […]

2015 NASSTRAC Part 2: Tackling the Move to Density-Based Freight Pricing

Last week we covered key highlights from the 2015 NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo. I mentioned the ‘Is the LTL Industry Ready for Density-Based Pricing’ session which I found to be the most interesting and important to our industry right now. One factor stopping carriers from moving more aggressively toward density-based pricing is […]

2015 NASSTRAC Part 1: Key Highlights from This Year’s Conference

After seven years of attending NASSTRAC Annual Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo, I have noticed in the past couple of years the conference has been adding more unique educational sessions called Learning Labs. These have been growing in popularity and I managed to attend many myself. This year one of the Learning Labs discussed the […]

American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit: Save Millions in Freight

This will be our 5th year attending the American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit. We’ve found the summit to be very informative and it allows us to hear what the latest issues are within supply chain and transportation. I always find at least one presentation each year that is educational and these typically tend to […]

Saving Millions with the RateLinx Freight Solutions

We attended the CFO Summit XXIX, November 13-15, where our case study revealed how Fortune 500 firms can save 20% on freight. The Summit explored the key aspects and issues related to financial best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth. Many CFO’s told us that events like this one help […]

Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Recap, CFO Summit XXIX Preview

The 2014 Logistics & Supply Chain Forum is a different event from the Parcel Forum and JOC Conference. It is much more intimate with great one-on-one conversations with other logistics professionals. An event like this allows us to have in-depth conversations and the chance to learn about how different companies are dealing with logistics challenges […]

Takeaways from Parcel Forum 2014 & JOC Inland Distribution Conference

During the past few weeks we have attended JOC Inland Distribution Conference and Parcel Forum 2014. These industry events provide a good opportunity to stay current with logistics trends and freight costs forecasts, as well as a chance to connect with current and prospective clients. They were also a way to learn about new developments […]