Thursday, October 01, 2015
Biomed, pharmaceuticals, and food lead the list of high-value commodities moving through complex modal networks to both new and well-established markets. But emerging markets are where shippers are seeking the biggest margins—and facing the largest hurdles.
Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation, and software—and the future is closer than you think.
Our European correspondent offers U.S. shippers examples of how the logistics industry—hand in hand with government—has responded to the consumer demand for convenience, while keeping cargo flowing from the port of entry to the customer’s doorstep in the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient way.
Today, the volume rankings of the leading ocean cargo carriers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China’s largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore’s NOL, the whole scenario may be set for major upheaval.
Manufacturing growth output saw a slight decline for the third straight month while still remaining in growth mode, according to the September edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s September edition of its Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 10/01 at 12:31 PM
As was the case in its predecessor report a year ago, third-party logistics (3PL) CEOs are confident and optimistic about the current and future revenue growth, according to the Annual Surveys of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) CEOs, released earlier this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:46 AM
This marks the 16th year that we’ve had the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover, and the staff of LM
couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to partner with this leading transportation advocacy organization to make this happen.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:00 AM
October 2015 •
In meetings with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who buy freight transportation services, I often encourage them to step back and consider the many cost areas that make up the “rate” that they’re trying to reduce.
A focus on collaboration and strong relationships between third-party logistics (3PL) providers serving as one of a main building blocks for supply chain success was a key theme in the 2016 20th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study released at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego by Capgemini Group, Penn State University, Korn Ferry, and Penske Logistics.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:25 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A new trucking advocacy group is trying to buff up and modernize the image of the 7 million Americans involving in the domestic trucking industry.
Posted on 09/29 at 09:29 AM