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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.
Posted on 10/01 at 01:42 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeOctober 2011OilPermalink


Friday, July 01, 2011

As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:39 AM
ColumnsTruckingTruckloadJuly 2011TransportationLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up
Posted on 07/01 at 08:32 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsJuly 2011EnergyEmerging MarketsOilPermalink


Earlier this year i wrote about the winds of change affecting LTL pricing in North America. If shippers and carriers are going to take advantage of pricing deregulation then they have to work together to disaggregate, cooperate, and automate.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:12 AM
ColumnsTruckingJuly 2011TransportationLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:07 AM
ColumnsViewpointAir CargoOcean FreightTruckingRailroadJuly 2011TransportationPermalink


Procurement is one of many areas vying for a supply chain executive’s time and attention. But when you consider the variety and depth of benefits that high performance in procurement can deliver, perhaps a little extra time and attention are warranted.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:55 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceProcurementJuly 2011Permalink



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