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Thursday, October 01, 2015

This marks the 16th year that we’ve had the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover, and the staff of LM couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to partner with this leading transportation advocacy organization to make this happen.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointOctober 2015Permalink

In meetings with shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who buy freight transportation services, I often encourage them to step back and consider the many cost areas that make up the “rate” that they’re trying to reduce.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 AM
Columns3PLOctober 2015Third-party logisticsPermalink

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Until recently, most companies viewed ethical supply chains—socially responsible, eco-friendly operations—as good for people, good for the environment, and maybe even good for public relations.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsSeptember 2015Permalink

Saturday, August 01, 2015

One of the clever anecdotes that’s making its way around the ocean freight market these days is that the sea-level rise currently underway is not from global warming, but rather from the huge additional number of new, ultra-large container vessels (ULCV) being launched at the rate of one or two a month.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsAugust 2015Ocean ShippingPermalink

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before. Analysts contend that a new “collective awareness” is necessary to thwart these assaults before they even begin.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:00 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsJuly 2015Cargo SecurityPermalink

If you’re looking for a good summer read to slip into your beach bag, look no further than the issue of Logistics Management (LM) that you’re currently holding—especially if you’re a fan of “feel-good” bestsellers.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:59 AM
ColumnsViewpointJuly 2015Transportation ManagementState of LogisticsPermalink

LTL rate structures have started to morph from static, classification-based rate tables that have been in place since the 1930s through to the dimensional pricing experiments of the past few years. I say “through” because dimensional pricing is not an end, but a step toward dynamic pricing models that enable collaboration in real time for smart, connected shippers and carriers.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsJuly 2015LTLLess than TruckloadPermalink

Monday, June 01, 2015

Even casual observers of the freight transportation market are finding it difficult to avoid the success that the rail intermodal sector is experiencing. In fact, most of America is catching sporadic television advertising showcasing the sustainability and productivity benefits the mode offers U.S. business—Union Pacific’s well-produced spot caught my eye during a recent broadcast of a baseball game.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:00 AM
ColumnsJune 2015IntermodalRail FreightPermalink

The Americas are seeing old rules of thumb fall to the wayside in intermodal freight movements as new services and new levels of activity are reached. Shippers should take note as carriers are adjusting to a higher level of intermodal commerce.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsJune 2015IntermodalRail FreightPermalink

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every year at this time I ask a few of the market’s most trusted supply chain technology analysts what trends they’re following—and, more importantly, what should be top of mind for logistics professionals looking to put software and technology to work inside their operations.

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