Leadership Logistics Blog

AI and The Future of Transportation – Will you be the driver or be run over?

Who knew that Robert Downey Jr. is a logistics fan?  Maybe that stint as Ironman gave him a different perspective on technology. Recently, Daniel Stanton shared a video link about AI on LinkedIn.  I loved this video – although it is a bit long –…
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‘Tis the Season – For Carrier Negotiations

Ukrainian Christmas? My wife’s family is Ukrainian Orthodox, and thus Christmas is celebrated on January 7.  In that faith, they tell the kids that the first Christmas is for Santa Claus, and the second  is for Jesus.  For those of us in Logistics, ‘Tis the…
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Technology in 2020 and Beyond – Toaster Ovens?!?

2020 = The Decade of Collaboration There are two macro trends that are poised to dramatically change our commercial Supply Chains: Technology Collaboration The New York Times had a fun article about the rise of the internet enabled toaster oven.  They tout the ability to…
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Giving versus Spending – A Holiday of Unexpected Outcomes

On this Giving Tuesday, I have asked a close friend and colleague to share his thoughts.  Kyle has been giving his time and treasure to worthwhile causes for many years.  He has an excellent message, along with some eye opening statistics.  Giving versus Spending, By…
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What I am most thankful for – Top 10

A Thanksgiving Message First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  I hope that you are able to spend the holiday in a way that is meaningful to you. I have always struggled with the issue of gift giving in a corporate environment…
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Booster Shot for the Soul

Here at BEI Global, part of the reason we do blogs is to explore a wide variety of ideas and concepts.  Early on, we phrased it this way: “To share ideas and facilitate discussions. We will take the time to dig into writings, ideas and…
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Data = Savings or Spaghetti!!??

Ever wonder how good data will actually save you money?  Read on… Like you, I get calls and e mails every day from companies selling another ‘data – predictive analytics –  dashboard – AI – profit improvement – gizmo’.  It amazes me that we think…
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Outgrowing your Supply Chain?

Have you outgrown your supply chain?  Are you a victim of your own success?  As a general rule, companies do not build a supply chain for the needs of the future.  Partly out of necessity, and partly due to the reality that the future needs…
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Rising Diesel Prices, Who to blame?

Well, diesel prices are expected to continue to rise. For a change, we are not blaming the Chinese. Take your pick – Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen rebels, Bolton, Trump, Carter – you decide. The bottom line, though, is that diesel (and gasoline) prices are going…
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Utilization Equals Money

Want to save money?  Let’s talk about utilization.  When most people think about saving money in logistics, the first thought tends to be freight costs.  Can you squeeze the vendors?  Are the transportation providers or other 3PL carriers gouging you?  Well, there may be some…
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