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The Impact of Technology on Supply Chain Management

Monday, November 05, 2018

New technology is transforming daily business processes for many in supply chain management. The need for real-time tracking and accurate delivery systems makes supply chain management ripe for technological innovation — and mobile, wireless, handheld technology is leading the way throughout the logistics and transportation sectors. With the ever-changing aspect of technology, keeping up with […]

Seven Facts to know about ELDs

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Since Dec. 18, 2017, the start of the Phase II Compliance Phase of ELD standards, compliance to the new ELD standards has come faster for bigger fleet companies. The bigger fleets generally have complied and have been less disgruntled, compared to the smaller fleets. Pre-mandate, the smaller fleets, in particular, were wary of the decrease […]

Supply Chain Management Analytics- What Constitutes an Efficient Supply Chain?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An efficient supply chain is critical to the success of any business, but especially to those involved in manufacturing. The ability to properly understand, collect and analyze available information that shows the efficiency of your supply chain can be a challenge; is cost per mile the best measurement? How about on-time pickup and/or delivery percentages? […]

Outsourcing Supply Chain Management: Lead Logistics Provider Benefits

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Most industry within North America (and the world) rely on the logistics function; some manufacturers may rely on a third-party logistics (3PL) relationship to accurately manage the movement of their product. A more nuanced approach is taken on by manufacturers who enter into a relationship with a fourth-party logistics provider (4PL), which entails an almost […]

4 Reasons Your Fuel Doesn’t Get to the Station On Time

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Managing the logistics and supply chain for the gasoline industry is no small feat. Between manufacturers, logistics suppliers, gas stations and ultimately the consumer, there are many variables that can impact how and when fuel is delivered to its final destination. The tank truck industry is a critical piece to this supply chain, hauling commodities […]

How Technology is Impacting Logistics and the Role of the Driver

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Technology is important for creating the best logistics solutions. From supply chain management efficiencies to driver safety and satisfaction, technology is being utilized to meet growing demands in the most cost effective way possible. Drivers are a critical part of the supply chain. Making sure drivers are safe, providing them assistance with staying compliant with […]

Big Data Analytics for Supply Chains

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Data analytics are nothing new to supply chain managers. Companies have long been applying ‘analytics’ or simple evaluative techniques to aid in everyday decision making. However, these analytics have largely consisted of simple techniques applied to segmented or specific situations, like using internal data to calculate optimal facility designs, or to determine the best ways […]

Transporting Chemicals Responsibly

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Moving chemicals across large distances is not an easy task—but somebody’s got to be up to the challenge. As it turns out, transporting chemicals safely and responsibly isn’t just about the machinery and equipment you use, but also the people you select to ensure that the operation is running smoothly. We at Dupre Logistics work […]

Success Today Is About Preventing Problems Before They Happen

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In past times distribution companies viewed their logistics functions as an expense that needed close watch in an effort to keep the costs down. Walmart’s, among others’, huge successes made this concept obsolete years ago, yet too many businesses still fall prey to this belief. Supply chain management can make or break a company, depending […]

What’s the Difference Between Good and Great Supply Chain?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In today’s competitive world, good is no longer good enough. Companies must pursue “great” in all aspects of their business, and in logistics “great” is critical.So how you do go from “good to great?” Let’s define good first. A good company has metrics and visibility across its entire supply chain. Let’s say I produce chemicals. […]

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