August 2016 Issue

In this issue:
  • 33rd Annual Quest for Quality Awards
  • 2016 Ocean Shipping Roundtable
  • ERP: Gaining speed
  • Getting the right lift truck
  • Quarterly transportation market update: Trucking


IN THIS ISSUE
By · August 30, 2016
This contract manufacturer gains real-time visibility and actionable insights over its massive global supply chain through the development of a dynamic, mobile platform— and earns a top spot in Gartner’s annual supply chain innovation awards.


By · August 24, 2016
A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price. Selecting the proper lift truck, lift truck tips 2016, Choosing the right Lift Truck


By · August 3, 2016
Ship owners are investing in optimization, but now the shipper has a role to play in helping an operator innovate by adjusting their own operations and aligning to be a desirable partner.


By · August 3, 2016
As carrier consolidation and reconfigured deployment schedules become old news, contrarian views suggest that some unexpected consequences may be on the horizon for logistics managers. A prominent shipper, retail analyst, and international trade specialist advise a measured approach for the future. Ocean freight news, State of Ocean Freight 2016, Ocean Freight News, Ocean Cargo Update 2016


By · August 3, 2016
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond. State of Transportation 2016, Trucking update news


By · August 3, 2016
As the lines between the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers and best-of-breed supply chain management applications continue to blur, the ERPs are now moving to create holistic, end-to-end “hubs” that incorporate multiple trading partners, providers and even customers. State of ERP 2016, Enterprise Resource Planning update 2016,


By · August 2, 2016
While we’re entering an era in which companies can detect supply chain risks much more quickly than in the past, new technological solutions and strategies are desperately needed to address the added complexity of global logistics. Managing Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Success Strategy, ERP Strategy, Logistical Risk Management, Risk Aversion for Shippers


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