In the new white paper "The Race for Supply Chain Management Excellence," Howard W. Coleman of the management consulting firm MCA Associate explores this question with a focus on wholesale distribution.
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.
In this webcast we'll explore how successful companies use strategies such as cross-client load consolidation, zone skipping, pooling, etc. to minimize freight cost. You’ll hear how transportation optimization is used to generate cost savings and where the ROI comes from.
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.