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Six Reasons Why I am Forecasting a Recession for 2020

Are we headed for a recession? Many leading indicators point to 'yes'. In this article, Truckstop.com Chief Economist, Noel Perry, looks at six of the reason a recession is likely, some potential good news, and what happens if there is no recession.
September 17, 2019
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Smarter Supply Chain Control Towers: An IBM Point of View

Supply chains are an essential service to our daily lives, the backbone of the global economy, and a true source of differentiation and innovation for enterprises. When they run smoothly, customers get the products and services they need at the right price, place and time. But pressure to deliver better customer experiences and continuously optimize operations and costs — coupled with unpredictable disruptions to demand, supply and logistics — have exposed the vulnerabilities and fragility of supply chains.
December 09, 2020
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Smarter Supply Chains for an Unpredictable World

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed supply chain vulnerabilities that exist in virtually every sector industry. It has demonstrated that even a small disruption in the intertwined, multifaceted modern supply chain can have dramatic effects.
October 15, 2020
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Supplier Onboarding and Collaboration: An IBM Point of View

A company’s value rests, in large part, with its suppliers. For example, over 50% of the value creation in manufactured products comes from suppliers. Your ability to collaborate effectively with the suppliers you have, while quickly onboarding new suppliers, is essential to driving competitive advantage in good times and being resilient when times are tough. But there are challenges. The global pandemic is the ultimate example of what happens when companies in certain industries don’t have visibility beyond tier 1 suppliers and can’t quickly onboard new suppliers to address unpredictable but urgent business needs. This new reality is spurring many companies to reassess the balance between globalization and localization across their supply chain ecosystem.
November 13, 2020
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Supply Chain Security: How to Improve Digital Resiliency

In an increasingly interconnected world, it is more important than ever to evaluate the digital resiliency of an enterprise - the capability to withstand and operate right through a cyber threat or a verified incident.
September 11, 2019
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Supply Chain Visibility and the Digital Freight Network

From the moment you tender a shipment to the moment it's safely delivered at its destination, you should have visibility into the status of the truck and location of your freight. In addition, you should be able to identify patterns in your shipments and facilities over time that help you improve the efficiency of your supply chain.
May 15, 2020
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Taming the Supply Chain with a Common Language of Standards

Today's increasingly complex global economy is driving demand for ever more agile, accurate and traceable supply chain systems to support fast delivery, easy ordering, supply-chain visibility, complete transparency and more.
March 19, 2019
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Technology Trends for 2021

2020 was a year rife with disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology has proved invaluable as businesses pivot to new operating models, and strive to stay competitive, respond to customer’s expectations, and keep secure. Here are our top 2021 technology trends that will create new opportunities for businesses.
February 09, 2021
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The (fragile) state of freight invoice processes and audits

The supply chain is essential to business; it must continue to function despite uncertainty, disruption, and tight budgets. Unfortunately, the freight market - worth roughly $800 billion annually to the U.S. economy - is still reliant on legacy systems and methods of operation. In fact, an overwhelming 80 percent of carrier invoices contain some kind of discrepancy, according to American Shipper. And 15 to 20 percent of the freight invoice inaccuracies were overcharges by the carrier.
January 11, 2021
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The AI Revolution. Coming to Transform Your Business Network

Supply chain plays a critical role in delivering on your company's brand promise. But optimizing for success can be daunting - especially in the face of changing customer expectations, competitive landscapes, extreme weather, and geopolitical disruptions. To help, we've identified the top five technology trends that will shape the supply chain of the future - from AI to blockchain to intelligent order management.
August 20, 2019
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