September 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue

In this Issue:
  • 26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends
  • Retail supply chain trends
  • Mobile technology trends
  • The temperature-controlled supply chain
  • Top 20 Software Suppliers: 6 Ways Big Data is enhancing the global supply chain
  • Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Digitization and e-commerce continue to reshape marketplace


IN THIS ISSUE
By · August 31, 2017
While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.


By · August 30, 2017
In an award-winning collaboration effort with a 3PL and TL partner, this global performance nutrition company has drastically reduced costs—all while improving service through and innovative “embedded” arrangement.


By · August 30, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.


By · August 30, 2017
Distributed order management suppliers and users tout its ability to strengthen the customer experience through better ties to store-level systems to improve buy-online/pickup-in-store efforts and to empower store associates.


By · August 30, 2017
While automated equipment at today’s warehouses can be at the heart of their success, any single piece of automation needs to be balanced with upstream and downstream processes, raising the importance of software to sync the flow of work and ensure the heart of the system keeps ticking.


By · August 29, 2017
The global freight forwarding market has grown by 2.7% in real terms since this time last year, but owing to a continuation of excess capacity issues and lower average oil prices, rates continue to fall in both air and sea freight. Forwarders now need to ramp up the value-add visibility services in an effort to boost revenues and keep shippers smiling.


By · August 29, 2017
As global supply chains become more complex and customers more demanding, the race is on to develop software applications that can effectively manage and make sense of the zettabytes of data being generated by our digital world.


By · August 29, 2017
This marks the 26th year that Logistics Management’s (LM) 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 and utilization across all the modes.


By · August 28, 2017
Mobile technologies are certainly changing how we track freight outside of the four walls, putting “real-time” logistics management within the grasp of many savvy shippers. However, our analysts content that we have more work to do in the areas of investment and integration into existing operations.


By · August 28, 2017
This consumer-focused “cold chain”—temperature controlled supply chain—is only a recent example of a decades-long push to perfect a global system of item level tracking in supply chain management.


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From the January 2018 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on profitability. And, the right technology will play an increasingly vital role in driving efficiencies across the global logistics network.
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