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By Charlie Tanner · July 15, 2013
Discover the 7 sins of ERP failure and 7 things to do to achieve success, learn the mistake that can doom you from the start, how to create a supplier short list and get practical steps to stop your budget from spiraling out of control. Download the white paper now.
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By Charlie Tanner · July 15, 2013
Manual processes dominate many aspects of transportation and third party logistics (3PL), which keeps costs high. Learn how you can increase business efficiencies by automating the data exchange with suppliers and partners.
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2013
Retail sales data for the month of June from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) showed relatively positive traction on the consumer spending front despite tailing off at the end of the second quarter.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2013
Despite a promising start this year, U.S. exports are failing to gain the traction needed for sustainable long-term growth.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
In the not-so-distant past the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2013
UPS said today it is lowering its diluted earnings per share guidance to $1.13, which is below the Wall Street estimate of $1.20.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2013
Earlier this week, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a global provider of transportation and logistics services, said it has acquired the freight forwarding business of freight brokerage firm and 3PL England Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
A new inland port agreement signed this week by Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services will create and expand international markets for regional business. 


By LM Staff · July 12, 2013
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2013
Eighty-six percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
Regardless of some tangible evidence of economic improvement, one related area continuing to come up short is finding and retaining qualified truck drivers. That sentiment rings especially true when looking at data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) pertaining to truck driver turnover rates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
A Bloomberg report from earlier this week said that transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx has agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding charges that the Memphis-based company was “systemically” overcharging customers by billing business and government offices at higher residential rates.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
Even if a sales tax is applied for online purchases, the e-commerce supply chain will likely emerge unscathed.
By LM Staff · July 10, 2013
The Freight TSI has seen gains in six of the last seven months and May’s 1.2 percent gain erased April’s 1.2 percent decrease.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2013
Trucking conditions in May remained on a similar track as April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) released today by freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.

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