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Monday, December 01, 2014

As we have for the past several years in the December issue, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction business and have attempted to put together an educational experience that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
Posted on 12/01 at 07:26 PM
ColumnsViewpointDecember 2014Permalink


The biggest oil and fuel market story of 2014 was the 30+ percent decline in global crude oil prices experienced in the second half of the year. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot prices fell from just under $110 to $74 per barrel—a level not seen since the global recession cut a whopping 6 percent from global consumption back in 2009. This price decline has come largely at the hands of surging U.S. oil production and the fact that global demand has lagged due to significant deceleration in the growth rate of Chinese demand.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:16 PM
ColumnsDecember 2014Oil PricesPermalink


Saturday, November 01, 2014

The editorial staff of LM is pleased to again partner with the executive team at the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to present the Annual Executive of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes an individual for career achievement and game-changing leadership in the transportation industry.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointNovember 2014IntermodalNITLPermalink


Once again, major shippers are asking the U.S. Congress and the Surface Transportation Board to help them counterbalance the rail industry juggernaut with easily accessible rate reasonableness testing and service regulation (Senate Bill 2777).
Posted on 11/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsNovember 2014Rail FreightIntermodalTransportationPermalink


According to new accenture research, a small number of companies are enjoying returns of 20 percent or more on their emerging market investments. This month, I’ll provide an overview of that research and take a look at what these leading companies are doing to stoke emerging market growth.
Posted on 11/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceNovember 2014Emerging MarketsPermalink


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
ColumnsOctober 2014Transportation ManagementPermalink


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



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