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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Not long ago, the price for a barrel of crude was $110, and a gallon of regular gasoline would set you back nearly $4. While consumers wished for relief, politicians hunted scapegoats on Wall Street.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:42 AM
ColumnsJuly 2012TransportationOilFreight RatesPermalink


If you’ve been keeping one eye on ocean fuel (“bunkers”) pricing as I have, you know that the slowdown in the economy has had a pleasing effect on fuel prices.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:00 AM
ColumnsOcean FreightJuly 2012TransportationRatesPermalink


“Mom, can you change the time on my watch?” “Sure…bring it over, it should only take a few seconds.”
Posted on 07/01 at 05:34 AM
ColumnsSage AdviceJuly 2012TransportationPermalink


Friday, June 01, 2012

In every issue of Logistics Management (LM) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointJune 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:51 AM
ColumnsAir CargoJune 2012TransportationPermalink


As a logistics manager, understanding that oil and fuel prices are a function of supply and demand rather than the rogue actions of “evil speculators” is important.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:40 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeJune 2012OilPermalink


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

New and innovative technology-driven concepts are brought to my attention on nearly a daily basis. When something really lands with us for the first time, that concept is simply comprised of words on a page or vibrations hanging in the air. We nod, say that sounds interesting, and then quickly dive back into our day-to-day grind to practice “business as usual.”
Posted on 05/01 at 11:33 AM
ColumnsViewpointMay 2012Supply Chain SoftwarePermalink


By understanding the markets and how oil prices are set, shippers and carriers will more aggressively look for ways to increase the fuel efficiency of logistics operations. Along these lines, the second part of this series, next month, will dive deeper into how futures markets work and why they are nothing to be feared or loathed.
Posted on 05/01 at 04:57 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeMay 2012Permalink


in 2012, the prudent shipper has to be looking for options to traditional long-haul trucking in an attempt to control costs and ensure that capacity is available to sustain operations.
Posted on 05/01 at 04:45 AM
ColumnsMay 2012IntermodalTransportationPermalink



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