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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Before we dive into the findings of the 21st Annual Study of Logistics and Transportations Trends (a.k.a The Masters of Logistics), we’d like to thank a few of the players that help us make this in-depth assessment of the current state of logistics and transportation management operations a reality.
Posted on 09/01 at 10:00 AM

As shippers consider entry into an outsourcing arrangement for freight management, they quickly discover a range of pricing options from various service providers. These service providers have a variety of business models that drive their market offers, and shippers need to understand what these models are so they can evaluate not just the offer, but the potential for long-term satisfaction with the contract.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 AM
Columns3PLThird Party LogisticsSeptember 2012TransportationPermalink

Today more than ever, innovation is a top priority. Sixty-two percent of executives questioned in a recent Accenture survey noted that their business strategy is “largely” or “totally” dependent on innovation. Nowadays, however, companies don’t only need to innovate, they also need collaborators—partners—to help make innovation happen.

While the next few months may see a stall in its torrid pace of development, there’s little doubt about Brazil’s resolve to conquer hemispheric markets and penetrate new ones.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsSeptember 2012Emerging MarketsBrazilPermalink

Once you retire from the traditional 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. work days, new hobbies and picture puzzles become a part of everyday life. Sounds boring? Well, it’s just the opposite. Ron and Linda Arnett, highly skilled “puzzlers” with extraordinary insight and sequential awareness, recently introduced me to picture puzzles. Their tutelage provided me with a greater appreciation of the challenges logisticians face in determining the fine points of vendor qualification criteria, assembling the best pre-qualified providers, and selecting the players who can do the precise points of detailed tasks both effortlessly and consistently.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 AM
ColumnsSage AdviceSeptember 2012TransportationPermalink

Friday, August 31, 2012

Carload volume—at 297,042—was down 0.8 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 248,364 trailer and containers were up 5.2 percent annually.
Posted on 08/31 at 02:12 AM
NewsIntermodalRail FreightAARRailroad ShippingCarloadPermalink

NITL chief tells LaHood that his members—many of whom are responsible for making freight transportation decisions using all modes in both the U.S. and globally —would be adversely impacted by any shutdown of the nation’s ports.
Posted on 08/31 at 01:03 AM

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Regulations and cost management remain top of mind for healthcare logistics stakeholders.
Posted on 08/30 at 10:47 AM

American Logistics Aid Network springs into action as Gulf Coast prepares for the worst.
Posted on 08/30 at 10:33 AM
NewsSupply ChainLogisticsAmerican Logistics Aid NetworkPermalink

When H. J. Heinz Company and CEVA Logistics, announced a five-year ocean freight contract earlier this week, it may signal similar groundbreaking deals in the future.
Posted on 08/30 at 09:07 AM
NewsOcean FreightSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsPermalink

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