Using SaaS TMS to bring Logistics Operations Back In-House

Over the past several decades, the trend has been to outsource “non-essential” business functions.  Examples of outsourced functions include logistics and information technology, but many more functions have been outsourced.  Outsourcing is a now a tricky and debatable subject with some of the world’s most successful companies looking to insource.  A lot of today’s most profitable companies are bucking the outsourcing trend and are finding ways to own more operations that contribute to the full product life cycle.  Amazon is an example of a company doing more and more insourcing. It appears that Amazon believes that all aspects of business that touch the customer are critically essential.   Amazon looks at all of their outsourced operations and searches for ways to bring them in…

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Data Privacy Concerns Rip Through Carrier Community

Big data has finally landed on the freight world.  Promises of all the “good things” that come to shippers, 3PLS and truckers are being posted, published and discussed.  For the record, UROUTE believes “all the good things” are real.  Shippers will certainly be able to tighten their supply chains, 3PLS will absolutely have deeper visibility, trucking companies will now be able to virtually manage their drivers and technology companies will profit from making it all happen.  But with all the good, comes some data privacy risk and for some unknown reason, there is very little discussion with regards to the risk.   So, even though I am just skimming the surface, I think it is important to start the conversation. Risk to the carrier…

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