In this debut episode, Banyan Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Lance Healy, along with Banyan Senior Vice President of Technology Will Lazzaro, tell the story of a shifting industry. We learn about the creation of Banyan in the late 90’s,

Adoption of real-time, direct connections with carriers is growing exponentially in popularity – 3PLs and commercial shippers alike see the value in increased efficiency when it comes to something as business-critical as shipping. But amidst all the buzz, we’ve seen

As part of our October series on the Banyan Blog, we will be preparing for the spookiness of Halloween by taking a look at the scariest parts of freight management. In this week’s installment—the first in the series—we discuss one of

The 2017 CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference was a hit! During the sessions, we heard about the importance of staying on top of the latest industry trends. As said by CSCMP CEO Rick Blasgen, “We impact the world around us,

If you are attending this year’s CSCMP Edge conference, you might feel overwhelmed by the number of sessions available. How do you know which sessions you’ll gain the most from? Luckily for you, Banyan Technology has compiled a list of

In a recent article published by Transport Topics magazine (and available here online), the author, Roger Gilroy, reports on the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a new group formed to advance the use of blockchain in the freight industry. Blockchain

In our last two posts, we’ve discussed how millennials are preparing to change the workplace and how millennials view the freight industry. In this, the conclusion of our three-part series on millennials in the workplace—with a special focus on the

In our last post, we touched on the entrance of millennials into the workplace. We went over how this specifically affects working environments in many industries, with a focus on the freight industry. However, while the millennial generation is still

No matter your opinion on them, the millennials are coming. In some workplaces, older millennials are already entering management positions and making business-altering decisions. If you’ve been online recently, it’s been mostly doom and gloom: Articles about millennials “killing” industries

When we crunched the data for the 2017 State of Transportation Management Report, we found some things that surprised us. For example, 45% of respondents still use static guides or spreadsheets to select carriers. Not so surprising is that shippers

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping makes up the majority of B2B shipments throughout the U.S. LTL shipping can be the most complex form of shipping, which makes it unfortunate that there is so much misinformation concerning LTL shipping’s best practices. Below, you’ll

There’s been a lot of talk in the freight industry about APIs and increased use of technology to maximize efficiency with your carriers. Live Carrier Connections come in many different forms. Probably best known is EDI, but why rely on

  While shipping with a routing guide is one of the most common methods of managing freight, it’s also one of the oldest methods, and it’s time for an upgrade. Routing guides are just sets of assumptions for shipping products,

Live connectivity is easily understood in the consumer market: when you want to book a flight, it makes sense to visit a single provider who can show you all the available options at once. It’s become the norm to view

Operations directors have a lot on their plate; they have a hand in virtually every aspect of a business and are responsible for ensuring the entire organization runs smoothly. But because operations directors are tasked with overseeing so many areas

An exclusive look at how companies are managing freight operations, and the future of the transportation management industry. How do you manage your freight operations? That’s the exact question we were wondering, so we turned to the people who know

The food manufacturing and logistics industry is competitive as is. Add in increasing customer demands, industry regulations, and economic uncertainty and it is apparent that food manufacturers must have the tools, tenacity, and know-how to stay ahead of the game.

According to DC Velocity magazine, controlling supply chain costs in 2017 was the number one strategic priority for supply chain managers. This response makes sense when you consider how much retail has changed in the past couple of years and

Overseeing an organization’s shipping operations is a complicated and time-consuming job. No matter who is in charge of any given organization’s operations—in-house or out—the lessons learned from the technology used by the top 3PLs will improve any businesses’ bottom line.

Banyan co-founder and chief innovation officer Lance Healy spoke at the Nasstrac (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo April 9-12. The panel, “Technology Disruption: The Future of Shipping”, was one of the most popular events of

It was great seeing you at the TIA Capital Ideas Conference. We hope you won big, both at the conference and if you tried your luck at the casino. During the sessions, we heard about the importance of staying on

The goal of any third-party logistics (3PL) provider is to get resources shipped as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. So, how do you stay on top of the latest industry trends to ensure you’re delivering the best value for

The industry is abuzz… APIs are taking the shipping industry by storm, but it’s time to hit the pause button. If you’re considering APIs for process improvement alone, you’re missing the point. Here’s why. At its core, connecting directly to

There’s been a lot of talk in the freight industry lately regarding how technology is going to impact the way we do business. You’ve probably heard the buzzword “APIs” – but what exactly are APIs? And what makes APIs in

Hi there! Welcome to Live!, Banyan’s blog dedicated to keeping readers informed and connected to the world of live carrier connections. The team here at Banyan is so excited to reveal this new website and blog. We know that the