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carmack amendment

In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Previously, carriers were held liable for any damage that occurred to a shipment while in their possession. However, this meant that carriers were on the financial hook even when damage was not their fault.

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Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history. Thanks to data gathering programs, supply chain software, and data entry applications, this represents a mountain of data, which has the potential to provide ground-breaking insight into how to improve business-model efficiency.

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trucking driver shortage

Predictions for transportation management in 2016 highlighted growing stress and concern. Carriers and shippers had to focus on compliance with regulations, optimizing existing and new resources and dealing with the trucking driver shortage. These trends held true throughout the year and led to innovative solutions, including greater emphasis on new technologies and software applications.

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Last year, the technology trends in logistics seemed straightforward, and many of our technology predictions came true. The use of the new technologies, ranging from robotics to value-added services within transportation management systems (TMSs) saw greater implementation across supply chains via TMSaas, and widely-held beliefs about the supply chain’s limitations were tested.

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state of manufacturing

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Every new year we write about the most important trends to pay attention to for the year on our blog. In 2016 we focused on our main areas of writing: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management.

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trends in supply chain

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management.
Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time.