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

Logistics technology: IBM to acquire Sterling Commerce for $1.4 billion

Posted 06/01 · 09:06 AM · LM Editorial
Last week, IBM announced that it plans to acquire AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce, a provider of business-to-business integration and cross-channel solutions for $1.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year.

3PL News: Armstrong says 2009 3PL revenues down 15.1 percent

Posted 05/25 · 11:16 AM · LM Editorial
Supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates this week released updated figures for 2009 U.S. third-party logistics market revenues.
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Logistics technology: ARC says SaaS sales helped overall TMS market growth

Posted 05/25 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
While the effects of the global recession took its toll on enterprise software markets to a large degree in the form of a double-digit revenue reduction, it does not appear that damage to the Transportation Management System (TMS) market was nearly as severe, according to research from ARC Advisory Group.

3PL news: Greatwide rolls out Managed Transportation Services offering

Posted 05/21 · 09:51 AM · LM Editorial
Entitled Managed Transportation Services (MTS), company officials said this offering provides shippers with superior visibility from pickup through delivery, coupled with centralized technology to monitor and improve supply chain operations.

8th Annual Software Survey: Spending remains flat

Posted 04/01 · 01:30 PM · LM Editorial
The results of our annual study shouldn’t surprise anyone: Spending is down or flat across most supply chain software categories; purchase expectations are lower than they were in 2009; and more shippers are turning to SaaS in lieu of purchase-and-install. Our tech correspondent divulges all of the findings.

Trucking’s game-changing moment

Posted 04/01 · 12:06 PM · LM Editorial
Many trucking executives believe that we’re on the cusp of a steady, prolonged recovery with solid price increases to match. Analysts aren’t so sure. But nearly all agree that shippers should expect rate increases when their contracts expire, some in the 3-percent to 5-percent range. Here are the four issues that are now in the driver’s seat.

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