Tom Moore's blog

New life for old software and capacity issues?

Strange as it may seem, some major companies are abandoning their “best-of-breed” warehouse management software (WMS) and going back to...

Truck transportation costs likely to cause bankruptcies

There are no dominant carriers in the US.  So in tough times, like now, they will scrap for declining volume and...

Why did diesel stay pricey when gas was so cheap?

U.S. gasoline and diesel crack spreads (the difference between the price of crude oil and the wholesale price of the petroleum product, which...

J.B. Hunt paints a picture of the Supply Chain

Tracking J.B. Hunt gives a good picture of what is happening in the marketplace:

Unbelievable YRC bailout

For a company that has the stock market valuation of only $75 million, to get a $700 million federal loan seems to be...

Product rationalization to enhance sales

While manufacturing and, to a lesser extent, marketing managers have struggled for years to rationalize product...

The $200 Million logistics problem

I don't usually go into something that is not mainstream but this is instructive.  HCSB bank lost...

"Fantasy" dock schedules

A fixed dock schedule is a fantasy – we all recognize that $#!T happens…and the schedule must adjust on the fly.  Check out what...

Uber Freight buying market share?

Uber Freight lost $64 million in the first quarter despite a 57% jump in revenue, to...

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