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By LM Staff · July 13, 2016
As the job changes, we asked senior level supply chain managers to tell us what’s on their minds.
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By LM Staff · July 13, 2016
Clearing goods through the U.S./Canadian customs process can be a confusing and time-consuming process. But, several opportunities exist to facilitate the process, which can significantly reduce clearance times and associated costs. Purolator White Paper, Cross Border White Paper, Canada North American Border Trade, NAFTA
By Jeff Berman · July 13, 2016
A new low, reflecting ongoing challenges in the trucking sector, was reached in the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consulting firm FTR.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
For May, the most recent month for which ICI data is available, the ICI fell 1.2 points from April to May, coming in at 3.5, marking the second straight decline following a 4.8 reading in April.
By John Schulz · July 12, 2016
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding a two-year Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pilot program that would allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record.
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By LM Staff · July 12, 2016
While many leading companies have transformed their procurement organizations into a linchpin of enterprise strategy, far too many others remain trapped by outdated paradigms and struggle for influence within their companies. Vantage Partners white paper, Procurement
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
Average price per gallon is down slightly to $2.414 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2016
June carloads were down 7 percent, or 93,687, to 1,245,025, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 5.6 percent, or 170,607 units, to 2,540,265.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2016
On the heels of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments and observations on globalization and free trade, his proposals ostensibly lack what is needed to truly make a difference or improve the current global trade outlook, according to Panjiva.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2016
The UK will probably no longer be subject to EU law, and will likely apply its own national legislation across the board.
By Mike Levans · July 8, 2016
Logistics professionals who are taking some well-deserved time off this month should be feeling pretty good about the work they’ve done over the past 18 months.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2016
July 2016 Logistics Management - Management Update
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Weighed down with huge new expenses, terminal operators at California ports will have no choice but to charge higher fees, California Trade Report, California Ports, Global Trade
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2016
Done properly, transportation and supply chain is invisible within a good company, which keeps the focus on what that company makes and not how they get it to the stores

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From the July 2016 Issue
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.
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