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Keeping a 3PL scorecard: Part II

Posted 09/26 · 08:20 AM · SCMR Editorial
Even though it’s tempting to measure every aspect of a 3PL’s performance, having a bloated scorecard usually only results in creating more work for suppliers

Making good on fixed ocean cargo schedules may be easier said than done

Posted 09/25 · 08:42 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”

Transpacific may give peak season a pass

Posted 09/25 · 08:05 PM · LM Editorial
Inbound figures provided by online market intelligence companies may be reliable, but they only tell part of the story

Panjiva data shows 4 percent gain in U.S.-bound shipments from July to August

Posted 09/23 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.

Port of San Francisco to enhance cargo operations

Posted 09/23 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track

Guest Feature: Keeping a 3PL Scorecard

Posted 09/23 · 08:36 AM · SCMR Editorial
Scorecards are widely used by shippers to monitor and grade the individual performance of their 3PLs today

Social Media Miscues: a LinkedIn Story

Posted 09/23 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Corporations are beginning to monitor social media as a source of competitive intelligence. Care should be taken in what you share about yourself and your company.

Recent survey points to a weakening EU manufacturing trend

Posted 09/22 · 10:14 AM · SCMR Editorial
The overall contraction in Eurozone manufacturing and services activity in September highlights the recent marked faltering in economic activity across the region

Rare earths market must be kept open

Posted 09/22 · 08:48 AM · LM Editorial
Concern that the United States will fail to maintain an adequate supply of the minerals needed to manufacture our most advanced products is gaining traction in Washington

UPS remains confident with its logistics strategy

Posted 09/21 · 08:45 PM · LM Editorial
Investment analysts greeted the news when UPS announced objectives for growing its revenue and profit over the next 3-to-5 years

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