December 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue

In this Issue:
  • 2018 Rate Outlook: Economic Expansion Pushes Rates Skyward
  • Freight payment breakthrough
  • TMS: Interest continues to rise
  • Mobile, connected lift trucks
  • US Ports Update, Part 1: Expanded Panama Canal changes the balance
  • Virtual Summit - Building the NextGen Supply Chain: Keeping pace with the digital economy


IN THIS ISSUE
By · January 12, 2018
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.


By · January 11, 2018
This is a watershed year for the digitization of global supply chains as companies respond to new initiatives enacted by governments and inter-governmental organizations. Those too timid to take the risk of making a mistake will simply lose out.


By · January 11, 2018
Despite decades of improvement in our transportation management systems (TMS), we still have not yet fully realized the value of these systems unless we’ve grasped the concept of settlement” and not just “freight payment.”


By · January 11, 2018




By · January 11, 2018
At its core, Seller Flex is geared toward making more products available with free, two-day delivery while helping to relieve overcrowded warehouses.


By · January 11, 2018
As we have since 2005, we charge into the New Year with our annual “Rate Outlook” cover story and corresponding Webcast where we round up the top analysts in each mode—trucking, air, ocean, rail/intermodal, parcel—to offer the most comprehensive snapshot available of what shippers can expect in terms of freight rates and capacity.


By · January 11, 2018
Smaller, niche freight payment companies with emphasis on shipper service and nimble technology are holding fast with industry giants.


By · January 10, 2018
As capacity tightens and freight rates rise, both new and established vendors are coming up with solutions that fit the smaller shipper’s budget while also offering all of the bells and whistles that larger systems offer and logistics operations of all sizes are catching on.


By · January 10, 2018
Mobile, connected and critical to the movement of goods, the modern lift truck and picker are helping unlock the next level of productivity.


By · January 10, 2018
Following the close of its 2017 fiscal year, Panama Canal authorities announced that the entrepot welcomed a record 403.8 million tons—the largest amount of annual volume ever transited in its 103-year history. Industry analysts say the impact on U.S. ocean cargo gateways will soon become evident.


By · January 10, 2018
Peerless Media’s 2017 Virtual Summit shows how creating a data-rich ecosystem can eliminate borders, establish visibility and optimize logistics and supply chain management operations to meet the digital mandate.


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From the December 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.
2018 Customs & Regulations Update:10 observations on the “digital trade transformation”
Moore on Pricing: Freight settlement and your TMS
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