State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit By John D. Schulz · July 7, 2016
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.

Don’t forget the three point stance. By Bob Trebilcock · September 25, 2016
At APICS 2016, we're reminded that while supply chains are more complex than ever, you can't win without a mastery of the basics.

U.S.-NAFTA freight sees 10 percent annual decrease in July, reports BTS By LM Staff · September 23, 2016
U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 10 percent to $83.7 billion on an annual basis in July, according to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

AAR reports annual declines for week ending September 17 By LM Staff · September 23, 2016
Carloads were down 5.3 percent at 270,336, and intermodal containers and trailers fell 4.9 percent to 267,568.

How Lean is your Lean Quality Program? By LM Staff · September 23, 2016
Avoid quality program bureaucracy that can sap logistics productivity and increase costs

How Mexico has emerged as the new nearshore destination By LM Staff · September 23, 2016
A special report on how and why Mexico has emerged as the new nearshore destination

Accenture to acquire consulting firm Kurt Salmon By MMH Staff · September 23, 2016
Acquisition intended to expand capabilities in the retail industry.

UL announces Cybersecurity Assurance Program for industrial control systems By MMH Staff · September 22, 2016
Criteria to help assess software vulnerabilities, address known malware, review security controls and increase security awareness.

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of Automation Control Products By MMH Staff · September 22, 2016
ACP offers manufacturing leaders with visual display and software solutions to manage information and streamline workflows.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Visibility to In-Transit Inventory By LM Staff · September 22, 2016
During this webcast you'll learn on how various organizations have gained instant access to in-transit parcels and given access to this information to stakeholders.

Maersk shakes up ocean carrier marketplace…again By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2016
Rumors that A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S would split its operations into divisions concentrated on transportation and energy were realized last evening.

Hanjin-related supply chain struggles spelled out in letter to Labor Secretary By Jeff Berman · September 22, 2016
The letter explained that with U.S. businesses relying on supply chain predictability during the busiest time of year, Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing has caused widespread disruption in freight shipments worldwide.

How Technology is Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain By LM Staff · September 21, 2016
Whether born of necessity, to fill a niche need, or developed as a blue-sky invention that business adopts, new technologies power much of the growth and development we see in supply chain operations.

Cass Freight Index shows mixed data for August shipments and expenditures By LM Staff · September 21, 2016
August shipments were down 0.4 percent compared to July at 1.115 and off 1.1 percent annually for its 18th straight annual decline.

FedEx reports solid fiscal first quarter earnings results By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2016
Quarterly revenue at $14.7 billion was up 16.3 percent, operating income at $1.26 billion was up 9.5 percent at $1.26 billion, and net income at $715 million was up 3.2 percent. Earnings per share were up 16.6 percent at $2.90, topping Wall Street expectations of $2.78.

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Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.
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