September 2016 Issue

In this issue:
  • 25th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends
  • Freight Payment Advances
  • Jabil's Mobile Supply Chain
  • 2016 3PL Round Table
  • Special Report: Supply Chain Execution Software
  • Special Report: Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders


IN THIS ISSUE
By · September 20, 2016
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.


By · September 1, 2016
When Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean cargo container company, announced last month that it would stop services to and from 10 ports in China, shipping experts reckoned that it was primarily a move to reduce costs.


By · September 1, 2016
A combination of recently released economic indicators and second quarter earnings reports from freight transportation and logistics sectors continue to lend credence to the thesis that a freight recession may no longer be imminent, but has actually arrived.


By · September 1, 2016
The shippers locked into classic procurement and freight payment processes need to pay attention to the changes that are coming in transportation operations.


By · September 1, 2016
This month marks the 25th year that Logistics Management’s September issue has featured the findings of the “Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics),” the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes—and by far the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are currently managing their operations.


By · September 1, 2016
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a strategic weapon helping to drive the business forward.


By · August 31, 2016
In the midst of rapid 3PL market growth, cultural shifts in consumerism and technological disruptions are putting more pressure on the collaborative efforts between logistics managers and their service partners. Our panel sets out to help shippers thrive in the new era of bigger, more dynamic 3PLs. Third Party Logistics Discussion, 3PL Insights 2016, 3PL Discussion


By · August 31, 2016
The market for conventional solutions continues to rise, even as innovative variations help the industry chart a new course. Top Supply Chain Software Providers 2016, Logistics Software Survey, Top 20 TMS 2016.


By · August 31, 2016
A look at what’s going on under the hood and shaping the supply chain execution space in 2016—and beyond. Software trends in 2016 for Supply Chain Managment


By · August 31, 2016
Once the domain of the green eyeshade set, today’s freight payment and auditing companies are enjoying new markets with sophisticated online data mining and analytics capabilities. Best practices are saving big dollars for industry and shippers.


By · August 31, 2016
With the advent of Cloud-based instant quotation and booking systems, some shippers may begin to question the utility of traditional freight forwarders. Indeed, there is potential to see an industry-wide decoupling between these “data-unified” freight forwarders and the less profitable “data-fragmented” players.


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.


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