Features, analysis, and case studies on transportation management systems and technologies as well as software tools for planning, operations, and logistics.

25th Annual State of Logistics: It’s complicated

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

2014 State of Logistics: Less-than-truckload’s welcomed rebound

Posted 07/01 · 08:55 PM · LM Editorial
The $35 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, benefitting from a rebound in the U.S. industrial sector, is enjoying a renaissance after five lean years. And leading LTL executives say it’s about time.

2014 Technology Roundtable: The great convergence

Posted 05/01 · 08:58 PM · LM Editorial
The supply chain technology market is evolving toward platforms and equipment that optimize end-to-end processes. Four top technology analysts offer their unique insight into how the convergence of automation, data, and labor is moving us toward this utopian vision.

Supply Chain & Logistics Technology: The state of cloud solutions in the warehouse

Posted 05/01 · 06:30 PM · LM Editorial
WMS lags behind other categories in cloud adoption, but is poised for growth as solutions scale up to meet the needs of larger sites.

Supply Chain and Logistics Technology: YMS moves beyond the lot

Posted 04/01 · 06:00 PM · LM Editorial
As yard management systems progress, a growing number of shippers are turning to these solutions to optimize assets, drastically cut driver detention time, and continuously adjust priorities throughout the day according to receiving and shipping volumes.

Transportation Best Practices: Collaborative LTL contracting

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.

Supply Chain Technology: 2014 State of TMS—Cost reductions and ROI continue to soar

Posted 02/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.

CEVA rolls out mobile version of its Matrix TMS

Posted 01/28 · 05:57 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this month, global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics introduced its new Mobility Suite, which it said is a strategic mobility and shared-network suite of solutions leveraging its TMS, CEVA Matrix.

Transportation Best Practices: Truckload fights the tide

Posted 01/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.

Moore on Pricing: Your 2014 truckload pricing checklist

Posted 01/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers who are facing pricing pressure from driver shortages, new regulations, and rising fuel and equipment costs frequently ask me: “How can we get the carriers to be more efficient?” I interpret more as: “How can I save money without suffering from poor service?”

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