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By Michael Levans · June 1, 2014
This month, Trebilcock continues his Big Picture series with “5 ways to handle peak demand,” a closer look at how the rise of e-commerce, more frequent promotions, and competitive service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever before.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2014
In casual conversation with friends, it surprises me how many myths still exist around moving freight by rail. “It must be slow, unmanageable, old fashioned.” Rail seems to conjure memories of pillows of steam hovering over charming brick stations, or lonely whistles heard from a distant train snaking through the countryside.
By Peter Moore · June 1, 2014
I joined my son at his church last week and happened to meet a senior executive from a brick manufacturing company. When this gentleman learned of my logistics background, he asked if I knew anyone who had flatbed trucks.
By Mark Pearson · June 1, 2014
Many logistics and supply chain executives bemoan the fact that their people aren’t generating enough new ideas. However, often the fault lies with the companies themselves. Comfortably nestled inside the box, most organizations don’t work hard enough to nurture and support entrepreneurialism and innovation. According to an Accenture study, tons of ideas are floating around a typical company.
By Derik Andreoli · June 1, 2014
An analysis of natural gas storage volumes strongly suggests that natural gas prices will rise significantly towards the end of the year; and as they rise, so too will the price for CNG and LNG.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2014
The terms “convergence” and “collaboration” have been popping up recently in discussions about improving logistics and supply chain management processes and the collection and synchronization of the data that can foster those improvements.
By Peter Moore · May 1, 2014
Private fleet operations are faced with more challenges than ever as the three major external cost drivers—hours of service, equipment modernization, and fuel cost—are clamoring for attention.
By Mark Pearson · May 1, 2014
A growing number of manufacturing companies are warming up to sustainability—taking aggressive steps to soften and shrink their environmental footprints. However, buy-in from those companies’ suppliers has been less encouraging.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
With or without an investment in technology, a proactive approach to fleet management can improve the health of operator culture and an operation’s bottom line.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 1, 2014
A variety of labeling solutions can reduce labor and materials costs.
By Derik Andreoli · May 1, 2014
Cost conscious shippers understand that fuel comprises between 40 percent and 60 percent of ocean carriers’ operating costs, and bunker surcharges are a similarly important line item on a shipper’s own income statement.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2014
Business conditions change, but unless it’s designed for flexibility up front, a fleet maintenance contract might limit your options in the future.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 1, 2014
Food, pharmaceutical manufacturers devise a closed-loop plastic pallet system with a twist to ensure product safety.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2014
As it has been for the past 29 years, the April issue of Logistics Management (LM) is once again delivers our Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that is the fuel for our best read feature (page 28) and the foundation of the most downloaded survey report that we produce.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2014
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.

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