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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The editorial staff of Logistics Management(LM) is thrilled to again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For 15 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations in the market, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to streamline its company’s operations and contribute to the bottom line.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsTransportation ManagementOctober 2014Permalink


The data generated when shippers buy and sell goods typically includes dozens of key fields including dates, volumes, transit times, prices, accessorial costs, locations, and most recently dimensions.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsOctober 2014Big DataPermalink


Big Data analytics is a big deal, particularly in supply chain management where this technology is broadly applicable but often underutilized. This month, I’ll present a brief overview of Big Data analytics, discuss its burgeoning role in supply chain management, and examine some recent research.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:14 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceOctober 2014Big DataPermalink


Monday, September 01, 2014

The leaves are falling and footballs are flying, and that means it’s time to share the findings of Logistics Management’s (LM) Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics), the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes and the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are managing their operations in current business conditions.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointSeptember 2014Transportation SourcingPermalink


As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:00 AM
Columns3PLThird Party LogisticsSeptember 2014Big DataPermalink


In a very real sense, supply chain management is about managing risk: anticipating, avoiding, and minimizing supply chain upheavals caused by weather events, political havoc, technology problems, economic turmoil, market changes, currency swings, supply shortages and labor strife, to name but a few.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceSeptember 2014Supply Chain RiskPermalink


Friday, August 01, 2014

Once again it’s our honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the Annual Quest for Quality Survey.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointAugust 2014Quest for Quality 2014Permalink


In 2013 we saw multiple attempts by carriers to firm up ocean freight pricing in trans-Pacific lanes. In the meantime, trans-Suez lanes were regularly defeated by rapid additions to available ship capacity in other key lanes as prices started to look better.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsOcean FreightAugust 2014PortsPanama CanalPermalink


Simply listing a typical company’s supply chain challenges could consume this column. However, there’s a small group of capabilities that are critical for supply chains in today’s volatile environment.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceAugust 2014Supply Chain VisibilityPermalink



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