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Friday, August 01, 2014

Earlier in the year, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson issued the forecast that 2014 would be the year ocean cargo carriers finally return to profitability.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:54 PM
FeaturesAugust 2014Ocean CarriersQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


According to Evan Armstrong, president of 3PL consulting firm Armstrong and Associates, U.S. 3PL gross revenue in 2013 saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion. He says that while global trade and economic activity serve as the “ultimate drivers” of market growth, the maturity of competitive service offerings and the size of major players are contributing to slower growth rates.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:53 PM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsAugust 2014Quest for Quality 2014Permalink


As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report, the air freight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields—and data surfacing in new research mirror these findings.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:52 PM
FeaturesAir FreightAugust 2014Freight ForwardersQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


For over 30 years, Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality Survey has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence—and the annual Quest for Quality Awards Dinner has been widely considered the best evening of the year for carrier and 3PL executive networking.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:50 PM
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The P3 Network was nixed in June, and now the world’s largest ocean cargo carriers are facing a vexing dilemma: how to reorganize global services and still make money. Meanwhile, shippers will be forced to manage other huge carrier partnerships during this peak season.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAugust 2014Ocean CargoTransportationPermalink


With ERP vendors gaining traction in the supply chain execution market, top analysts suggest that best-of-breed providers are going to need to step up their game. We dissect the intersection of ERP and supply chain management software and discuss how the cloud could drive further progress.

Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.
Posted on 08/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsAugust 2014Emerging MarketsBRICPermalink


Once seen as a necessary evil, lift truck maintenance costs prove ripe for efficiencies that save money and boost productivity. We look into new best practices and technologies that help introduce discipline into fleet management.
Posted on 08/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCAugust 2014Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Carriers are enjoying a solid 2014, but warn of a pending capacity crunch as driver availability worsens amid tighter federal regulations. Bottom line: Shippers who choose not to collaborate with their carriers and streamline operations will most certainly be hit with higher rates.
Posted on 08/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadAugust 2014LTLTrucking HOSTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, increased 1.8 percent to 57.1 in July. This is 1.8 percent higher than the 12-month average of 55.3. The PMI has grown in 18 of the last 20 months, with economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanding for the last 14 months as the overall economy was up for the 62nd consecutive month.
Posted on 08/01 at 01:15 PM
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