Wednesday, October 29, 2014
While the holiday season is known to bring good tidings and cheer to all, it may also come with another thing that is not so pleasant: higher rate freights. That was the thesis of a commentary written by Mark Montague, industry pricing analyst and chief market-watcher for DAT, a Portland, Ore.-based subsidiary of TransCore.
Posted on 10/29 at 01:05 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Every year, some numbers within forecasts get bigger and bigger. Numbers that are no exception to that are the holiday-related forecasts issued around this time of year by industry bellwethers FedEx and UPS.
Posted on 10/27 at 11:28 AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Of special interest to readers of Logistics Management will be “Americas Update,” which will look into the future of the market in the Americas and assess how firms will be able to favorably position themselves to compete and win market share.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In order to get a better perspective on how things can be better in 2014 than 2013, LM spoke with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform. Allis provided a unique perspective of the challenges faced last year by various supply chain stakeholders, one of which was managing demand with some help from sales and operations planning (SOP) processes.
Posted on 10/14 at 03:34 PM
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).
Monday, October 06, 2014
Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years.
Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mike Regan, TranzAct Technologies, Inc.’s chief of relationship development, and frequent LM blogger, received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2014 Distinguished Service Award this week.
Friday, September 19, 2014
While it feels somewhat hard to fathom, the stage is set for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Posted on 09/19 at 01:42 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
As e-commerce continues to take a bigger piece of the holiday package delivery pie, it stands to reason that companies need to be proactive and prepared in order to deliver premium service during the busiest time of year, which is rapidly approaching. And that is exactly what transportation giants UPS and FedEx are doing this year. How are they doing it exactly? The primary step they are taking is to up their numbers of seasonal staffers.
Posted on 09/18 at 09:50 AM
A recent hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation suggests that the U.S. Merchant Marine industry may be poised for a major comeback.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The World Shipping Council (WSC) released an update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Nicaragua Canal will be three times the length of the Panama Canal, crossing the major Lago de Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the region.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Logistics managers should brace themselves for tougher negotiations in 2015
Monday, September 08, 2014
Over the last few weeks there have been a few notable economic signs that things could finally truly be turning the corner.
Posted on 09/08 at 09:09 AM