Van GrootelThere are technology tools to manage ready-mix fleets. 

By Jeffery Van Grootel

In the world of ready-mix concrete – where the material a driver transports turns to solid and becomes unusable within three hours – timing is crucial. Project managers depend on getting the materials they need exactly when they need it, and at the right consistency. To ensure a quality pour, the material’s journey from the batching plant to the jobsite must include the proper rotation of the mixer drum, and the correct ratio of water versus cementitious material. 

SpaceTimeOptimization models must run closer to execution and provide value to operations.

By Chris Horacek

A key benefit of e-commerce is that it allows sellers to more tightly integrate with their customers. Whether providing products to consumers or businesses, shipments have become smaller and more frequent and are now delivered to more locations at specific times based on customer demand.

QuintiqGoing the legacy route can be an expensive mistake.

By Robert Oliver

It’s hard to resist “free.” Many organizations already have route planning tools in place. Others may have transportation management systems (TMS), which often offer low-cost or free routing capabilities. This gives rise to questions such as: Why spend money on a new system when you already have one in place? Why pay for a system when you can implement one that you have a free or low-cost license for? Why fix something that isn’t broken?

Gender GapCompanies can work to offset the gender imbalance in supply chain and logistics.

By Tisha Danehl

The climb to the top of the corporate ladder remains challenging for women in supply chain and logistics. According to a report co-published by Gartner and AWESOME, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in supply chain, women make up 37 percent of the supply chain workforce and yet just 15 percent of top-level supply chain positions are filled by women.

Future Proofing FleetsYou can future-proof your fleet through unified fleet management systems.

By Kurt Nantkes

Fleet management is a rapidly evolving industry with ever-changing regulations; cutting-edge technology and a market saturated with telematics products. As we move into the next generation of fleet management, companies are putting effort and resources toward the development of a universal, streamlined approach – one that brings together all services into a simple, convenient user interface. 

FSMATeamwork is key to complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

By Taylor Howerton

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), passed by Congress and signed into law in 2011, is designed to protect Americans from increased foodborne illnesses by establishing federal regulation that strengthens the U.S. food supply chain. Considered by many as the most sweeping reform of America’s food safety laws in more than 70 years, it was created to address the significant risk that food contamination poses to public health. 

CalgaryCalgary, Alberta, offers a range of transportation and logistics opportunities.

 By Alan Dorich

Some might recognize Calgary, Alberta, primarily for its architecture. But the city, which is an hour away from the Canadian Rockies, has become a major center for transportation and logistics operations.

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