Jonathan Raemdonck

Jonathan Raemdonck

Head of Growth at SupplyStack

Recent posts by Jonathan Raemdonck

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Manage exceptions, not spreadsheets

By Jonathan Raemdonck on May 12, 2021 5:19:18 PM

Once upon a time people used Morse code, sent carrier pigeons, and put messages in bottles thinking it was an effective way to communicate during a crisis. Surprisingly, many logistics companies are still using what to us is the equivalent outdated way of managing incidents. (Yes, we’re talking about managing incidents using outdated technologies such as spreadsheets, emails and the good old-fashioned telephone). We’re not knocking these technologies. They’re great in the way that cave drawings are great. They served a purpose at a certain time. But they’re not the most reliable or efficient way to monitor the status of a shipment.

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The 5 people you meet in Logistics Heaven

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Apr 30, 2021 3:20:38 PM


Nothing snags communication channels like searching for information and not finding it. To give you a rough calculation, in logistics, about 20 percent of time -- and this is a conservative estimate when you factor in all the exceptions -- is wasted on tracking down missing or fragmented information. That’s a pretty expensive rabbit hole for your employees to go down every time a shipment doesn’t go according to plan. Don’t believe us? Ask the White Rabbit. He’s always late for important dates.

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No more trucks queuing at your warehouse

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Mar 12, 2021 10:17:15 AM

Your docks are the gateway between the outside world and your warehouse/production facilities, however, they’re also the bottleneck if you are not managing this process properly.

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Only pay what you agreed on

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Dec 17, 2020 5:00:21 PM

Investing in a modern TMS will help you reduce your costs significantly. But be cautious, if you don’t cover the whole financial flow, a portion of these savings might go down the drain.

Why? Because the error rate on carrier invoices can range between 1-2% up to 25%, often not in your benefit.

So, how can you secure your freight cost savings?
It’s simple: you only pay for what you agreed on.

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Get a grip on your unexpected freight costs

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Nov 24, 2020 3:37:06 PM

As we all know, transportation is a game of exceptions. Every planning is confronted with unexpected situations that might lead to additional costs like waiting time, toll, parking, road deviations, detention fees, just to name some. 

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Easy cost saving? Select the right carrier, for the right shipment

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Oct 14, 2020 8:42:37 AM

Selecting the right carrier for the right shipment seems like an obvious thing to do. But all too often we see shippers struggling, still relying on spreadsheets and tribal knowledge to select the carrier they believe would be the best choice. Let’s face it, unconsciously, transport planners have their own carrier preferences, and this preference is often based on ‘easy to work with’ and not so much the most economical best fit.

Topics: TMS
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Carrier-pay: A brilliant, yet broken, business model

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Oct 2, 2020 10:56:00 AM

Carriers play a vital role in successfully moving freight. And it’s a tough job. Especially the last decade, which is characterized by glooming trends like driver shortage, congestion, rising customer expectations and a continuous imbalance between transport capacity and demand. 

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5 reasons why the Industrial Automation industry is abandoning their classic TMS

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Sep 15, 2020 10:34:40 PM

Managing transportation in the Industrial Automation industry isn’t that straightforward. It’s characterized by an extensive transportation profile, ranging from parcel logistics for spare parts flows to project logistics for large turbochargers that need to be installed on site. 

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Why your aging TMS is harming your business

By Jonathan Raemdonck on Jun 26, 2020 1:15:55 PM

Here are three reasons why your legacy TMS is doing your business more harm than good, and how a modern, cloud-based solution can solve all of those problems… and more.

1 min read

Real-time visibility in the chemicals industry

By Jonathan Raemdonck on May 8, 2019 9:08:00 PM

Visibility is a broad term!

For chemical companies who are dealing with complex and/or dangerous shipments, there can be real added value found throughout the supply chain when real-time visibility data complements a supplier’s existing information.


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