Business Management

Employee Productivity: Emphasizing the Human Side

When economists talk about productivity gains in the workplace, they are speaking primarily about the impact of automation and other applications of technology. In other words, how much more output is being achieved by the same number of, or fewer, employees.

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To Compete or Non-Compete

The use of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements by 3PLs is common, but in an industry where turn-over can be high, and protection of confidential and proprietary information vital, it's important that the employment agreements utilized in the industry reflect the ever-changing landscape of restrictive covenants.

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It’s a New Year – What Should You Do with Your Incentive Compensation Plans?

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Beth Carroll | Prosperio Group Your first option is, of course, nothing. You may be under the impression that if you didn’t change your incentive compensation plans before January 1 you’re pretty much stuck with them for the full year, right? Wrong. There is no “magic” to January 1, though any compensation consultant will tell you their busiest season is ...

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LMS: Embarking on the Labor Management Journey

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Bridget McCrea | Logistics Management The current labor crisis has put a new spin on how logistics professionals are leveraging their labor management systems (LMS) to work more efficiently in today’s e-commerce, omni-channel environment. Survey the business landscape right now and one thing is very clear: finding and keeping quality workers is getting more difficult for companies in all industries. ...

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The 3PL Battle for the Future

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FOUR PRACTICAL WAYS THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDERS CAN FOOLPROOF THEIR BUSINESS Scott McDevitt | Propel Software Solutions “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you are a part of the road,” said author Stewart Brand. The logistics industry, in particular, has seen this play out over the past few years with an influx of ...

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Find Trucks Faster

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When You Think Like an Owner-Operator Matt Sullivan| DAT Today’s freight market offers seemingly endless no-contract van, reefer, and flatbed loads to drivers. This has caused brokers to leverage load boards to ensure their freight stays in motion and finds its destination. So what’s the best way to connect to a far more selective pool of drivers in the face ...

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Stop Wasting Time in Brokerage Transactions

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Jay Delaney | TMW Systems Time is money. That’s why a brokerage needs to conduct every part of its operation quickly, efficiently and correctly. Laborious manual processes tie up your staff and eat into your profits. So do errors that people need to go back and correct essentially performing the same work twice. In addition, faulty communications can add hours ...

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Transportation Market Continues Hot Streak

Ashley Caloia | Knichel Logistics “I have never seen a market like this in my entire career,” said Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics, summing up the freight market for 2018. Coming from someone with 25 years’ experience in the industry, this speaks volumes. With that in mind, expect these current market conditions to continue well into 2019 and potentially ...

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What Can Learn from Harvey and Irma?

Peggy Dorf | DAT Solutions On Aug. 30, 2017, less than 10 days after Hurricane Harvey made final landfall near Cameron, LA, trucks were moving freight out of southeast Texas with almost the same volume as before the storm. It was an incredible recovery and a testament to the hardworking people who helped restore commercial transportation in one of the ...

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