Tag: technology

The Fine Line Between Deregulation and Operation

Want A Free Supply Chain Analysis?     When it comes to regulations in the trucking industry, it’s something of a mixed bag. On an economical standpoint, the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 has given the industry free reign. On the other hand, the trucking industry is perhaps one of the most heavily regulated sectors […]

Written by on December 17, 2018

Festive Cheer and Cargo Theft Go Hand in Hand During the Holidays

The holidays bring three main things for the shippers – festive cheer, increased business, and high risk of cargo theft. While increased business orders and sales are the reason to rejoice for shippers, the equally high probability of having their cargo stolen during transit tends to dampen the festive spirit. But given the season and […]

Written by on November 27, 2018

GRI Season: The Importance and Benefits of Digitalization 

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of the biggest annual influx in demand for the transportation of freight. This is caused by the flurry of demand from shoppers that crop up in anticipation of the holiday season. While increased demand means increased business opportunity, it can also mean a headache for players in the […]

Written by on November 6, 2018

Picking up the Pace with the Supply Chain  

Picking up the Pace with the Supply ChainShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - November 1, 2018 The global supply chain has been in the process of evolving over the past couple of decades. What was once a lumbering beast is now gearing itself into something decidedly more agile. It’s [...]

Written by on November 1, 2018

BlueGrace Logistics Continues Chicago Growth Trajectory

BlueGrace Logistics Continues Chicago Growth TrajectoryShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - October 23, 2018 BlueGrace Logistics Continues Chicago Growth Trajectory Doubles Hiring Plans and Footprint at Chicago Board of Trade CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 23, 2018 -- BlueGrace Logistics, a technology-enabled logistics company that takes a progressive approach [...]

Written by on October 23, 2018

Top Causes for Delivery Delays and How to Use Data to Avoid Chargebacks

The must-arrive-by-date (MABD) was introduced to the logistics world back in early 2016 when Walmart set a new bar for suppliers. The program, discussed in-depth here, mandated that any late, early or improperly packaged shipment would incur a charge of 3 percent of the value of the cargo for the supplier to pay. Following Walmart’s new […]

Written by on October 18, 2018

Driving Forces for Change in the Supply Chain  

The freight industry is in the middle of a revolution. We are seeing changes take place at an unprecedented speed, and showing no signs of slowing any time soon. To track these changes and how the industry is responding to them, Forbes Insights conducted a survey of 433 senior executives in the Supply Chain, Transportation […]

Written by on October 9, 2018

Can Your Supply Chain Weather The Storm?

With two months left to go of this hurricane season, the eastern seaboard has been hammered by Hurricane Florence. While the storm has died out, the overall damage reports are still rolling in. As of now, over 500,000 businesses and homes are without power, mostly in North Carolina. Prolific flooding and rainfall continue to be […]

Written by on October 2, 2018

Understanding the Capacity Effects of the ELD Mandate

Want a Free Supply Chain Analysis? Carriers in the trucking industry are still adjusting to the growing pains of the federally mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) following implementation deadlines earlier this year. For many carriers, even with deadlines in the rearview mirror, there is still confusion around the details of the mandate. Even those who […]

Written by on September 20, 2018

6 Reasons Why We Must Appreciate Truck Drivers All Year

Every year, from September 9th to 15th, we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation week to thank the 3 million plus professional truck drivers in the country for their tireless service to the nation and all of its people. While as an industry we have earmarked a specific week in the year to acknowledge the great work […]

Written by on September 13, 2018

BlueGrace’s Backpacks Of Hope Goes National

Imagine it's your first day of school, and you had a wonderful summer filled with family vacations and playing with friends, but you can hardly contain your excitement for the new school year. Your parents bought you new clothes for your first day, and you’re feeling your best. You walk into your classroom, hang your [...]

Written by on September 11, 2018

Customs Changes from Trade Tariffs

Customs Changes from Trade TariffsShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - September 6, 2018 Trump’s trade talks have created a nervous atmosphere for manufacturers, suppliers, and freight companies. Unsure as to whether there will be an all-out trade war between the United States and China (not to mention [...]

Written by on September 6, 2018

What Can Shippers Do To Stay Competitive?

The e-commerce boom has no doubt stimulated economies internationally, driving demand for consumer goods and creating jobs in its wake. Logistics companies and carriers have celebrated the phenomenon. After all, growth in consumer demand means growth in demand for transportation services and invariably juicier bottom lines. Right? Actually, the story doesn’t quite follow the Economy […]

Written by on August 29, 2018

Stepping Towards a Digital Supply Chain

Technology is changing the way we look at logistics and, ultimately, the supply chain as a whole. With today’s global marketplace being what it is, companies need to be both agile and smart about the moves they make. “Making do” simply isn’t good enough. Supply chains, by necessity, need to be leaner, meaner, transparent, and […]

Written by on August 24, 2018

Growing A Green Supply Chain

“Going Green” has been an action catchphrase for just about every industry over the past decade. Consumers laud companies that put out green initiatives or take other steps that make their company run cleaner and help slow some of the daily damage caused to the environment. Yet despite all the happy little symbols and environmentally […]

Written by on August 21, 2018