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

Air cargo stats suggest sustained recovery

Posted 07/28 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced international scheduled traffic statistics for June, showing continued strong demand growth as the industry recovers from the impact of the global financial crisis.

Transportation news: BTS Freight Transportation Services Index is down from previous levels

Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.

Logistics/M&A news: YRCW agrees to sell YRC Logistics to Austin Ventures

Posted 06/28 · 07:42 AM · LM Editorial
YRCW has has entered into a definite agreement to sell a portion of its YRC Logistics business to strategic private equity investor Austin Ventures for $37 million.
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ERP continues to blur the line

Posted 06/22 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
The big players continue their aggressive push into the supply chain management software space, using acquisitions and internal technology development to beef up their WMS and TMS offerings, build out planning and optimization, and even add event management to their menus.

Supply chain technology: What’s happening in the innovation economy

Posted 06/14 · 06:25 AM · LM Editorial
Over the last couple of weeks, we've been talking to analysts about what they’re seeing in the supply chain technology markets they cover, RFID, voice and warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems.

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.

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