A Touch of Shipping Magic and How to Get Your Own

The lessons all commercial shippers can learn from the top 3PLs.

By: Lance Healy

Managing an organization’s entire shipping operation is complicated and time-consuming, which is why many manufacturers and distributors outsource to Third-Party Logistics companies (3PLs). With a wave of their wand, 3PLs resolve issues like missed pick-ups, late deliveries, and damage claims. Plus, they work proactively to negotiate prices, manage inventory, and balance a constant stream of … Continue reading “A Touch of Shipping Magic and How to Get Your Own”

As Reported in Transport Topics: Will Uber Replace Freight Brokers? ‘Absolutely Not,’ Tech Expert Insists

By: Kaity Huff

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 the entire conference. As reported by Transport Topics in the April 24 print edition: Will … Continue reading “As Reported in Transport Topics: Will Uber Replace Freight Brokers? ‘Absolutely Not,’ Tech Expert Insists”

Attending TIA 2017 Capital Ideas Conference? Don’t Miss These 5 Sessions.

By: Lance Healy

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 your customers? The short answer: Attend the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2017 Capital Ideas Conference … Continue reading “Attending TIA 2017 Capital Ideas Conference? Don’t Miss These 5 Sessions.”

Think APIs are just for process improvement? You’re missing the point

By: Kaity Huff

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 your carriers fundamentally changes the relationship with your carriers – for the better. Traditionally, shippers … Continue reading “Think APIs are just for process improvement? You’re missing the point”

Welcome to Live!

By: Kaity Huff

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 concept of live carrier connections is new to many, that’s why we’re putting the proper … Continue reading “Welcome to Live!”