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Still using a spreadsheet to manage your business? You could be placing your company at risk.

We all love spreadsheets. They allow us to conduct an analysis for the quick exploration of small datasets. But if you’re a pricing manager or analyst using spreadsheets as the primary tool to manage long-term contracts, generate price quotes or any other [...]

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Leverage Data like a World Cup Champion

The World Cup finals are here, and already we’ve seen four matches resolved via penalties! Negotiating a long-term shipping contract can feel much like a showdown at the penalty spot against your client. Do you have the insights and analytics to secure a [...]

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Don’t Engage in the Race to the Bottom – Fill Your Ship Strategically

With everything going on in the world today, from political trade wars to increased commoditization of your industry, the last thing you want to do is guess how the market will respond to your price.

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The Digital Wave Rolls in Profitable Growth for Ocean Freight

In my last blog, I discussed how consolidation and major industry pain points like overcapacity and pricing errors are forcing the industry to move away from old ways of thinking and begin forging new modes of operation that generate profitable growth.

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The Ocean Freight Industry is Ripe for Predictive Analytics

The ocean freight industry is navigating uncertain waters, as major changes in technology and the competitive landscape continue to make waves. To complicate things, manual processes and a high number price exception requests get in the way of a quick [...]

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DISRUPT YOUR DISRUPTORS – 18TH ANNUAL TPM CONFERENCE RECAP

If you attended the 18TH Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, CA like we did, it brought together an exciting group of thought-leaders, innovators, and industry experts to discuss and debate the hottest topics disrupting the shipping and freight industry. [...]

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RA Mile 1: Automating Your Data

Since its start in 1994, Amazon has spent large sums of money on perfecting business and customer data collection. From books, to groceries, to cloud servers, Amazon uses real time data to drive business decisions across their enterprise. As Amazon moves [...]

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RA Mile 0: Are You Ready to Battle Amazon?

In the last two years, Amazon has set its sights on expanding and controlling the shipment of their deliveries to consumers. If you are a trucking or intermodal shipper, now is the time to take a closer look at the history of Amazon’s prior expansions, [...]

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