June 2017 Issue

In this Issue:
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Opportunity Abounds
  • Top 50 3PLS Consolidation continues, but at a slower pace
  • Rail Update: Steady as she goes
  • NAFTA Tune-up time
  • The evolving DC tech stack
  • ProMat Show wrap up


IN THIS ISSUE
By · June 2, 2017
Here are five trends that every shipper­—and potential shipper—must watch as the demand for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals soars.


By · June 2, 2017
While the overall economy is putting an emphasis on smaller shipments, these two stalwart freight transportation markets continue to chug along at a healthy clip. Our panel of leading rail/intermodal experts helps shippers put the markets into perspective.


By · June 2, 2017
We take a deep dive into the 23-year-old NAFTA agreement, look at the impact it has made on logistics operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and then hear what the experts suggest Washington should—and should not—do.


By · June 1, 2017
As if global ocean carriers didn’t have enough trouble managing rates and capacity, government agencies have called into question the viability of alliances and mergers designed to restore stability in the industry.


By · June 1, 2017
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), intermodal rail traffic in March 2017 jumped 21% over February totaling almost 1.3 million units, representing a 4% increase over 2016 traffic and a new record in U.S. intermodal volumes.


By · May 31, 2017
When you want to take a broad snapshot of the demographics of a particular industry, it’s often best to put research reports aside and simply show up to a few of that market’s bigger trade show or conferences.


By · May 31, 2017
Global third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are not a dime a dozen; in fact, there are only a few truly global supply chain managers—and they are a part of large, diverse global transportation networks.


By · May 31, 2017
Last month, UPS announced that it rolled out a new service in Europe focused on urgent, time-critical shipments requiring special handling. Called UPS Express Critical, the company said examples of these shipments include things like aircraft parts or surgical tools that are particularly germane to the industries like healthcare, manufacturing and aerospace.


By · May 31, 2017
Taking steps to expand its last-mile logistics network, freight transportation and logistics provider XPO Logistics announced that it has expanded its “Chicagoland” facility in Bollingbrook, Ill.


By · May 31, 2017
While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes as well, according to the recent edition of CBRE’s state of the industrial real estate market, which continue to hit, or approach, all-time highs for certain benchmarks


By · May 31, 2017
While a bevy of high-tech outfits have threatened to disrupt the current freight forwarding marketplace with its their digitized offerings, older established players are hardly standing still as far as innovation is concerned.


By · May 31, 2017
According to “Global Logistics 2017,” a recent report released by the London think-tank Transport Intelligence (Ti), the overall contract logistics market is estimated to have grown by 3.9% in real terms in 2016.


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