September 2015 Issue

In this issue:
  • 2015 Masters of LogisticsFreight payment
  • 3PLs: Surviving commoditization


IN THIS ISSUE
By · September 1, 2015
Current conditions have rendered the primary pursuit to reduce transportation costs ineffective. A cure for the “cost savings addiction” is a collaborative partnership that has an aligned long-term view of mutual success.


By · September 1, 2015
Using analytics and Big Data, the next generation of freight bill payment and auditing companies comb all aspects of freight transportation operations to highlight supply chain efficiency improvement opportunities.


By · September 1, 2015
The growing complexity of transportation management is driving more logistics operations to explore mobile options. Whether they’re monitoring assets, human resources, or more efficiently scheduling deliveries, logistics organizations are turning to mobile tools to help achieve new efficiencies outside the warehouse and DC.


By · September 1, 2015
Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.


By · September 1, 2015
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.


By · September 1, 2015
By most reliable measures, the world’s freight forwarding sector is brightening considerably for the second straight year. But many analysts also maintain that only intermediaries with the most sustainable practices will thrive in tomorrow’s marketplace.


By · September 1, 2015
Are you on the same page, in real-time, with your trading partners? That’s the promise of today’s supply chain collaboration software.


By · September 1, 2015
Until recently, most companies viewed ethical supply chains—socially responsible, eco-friendly operations—as good for people, good for the environment, and maybe even good for public relations.


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