Monday, September 01, 2014
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business—and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
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.
As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
In a very real sense, supply chain management is about managing risk: anticipating, avoiding, and minimizing supply chain upheavals caused by weather events, political havoc, technology problems, economic turmoil, market changes, currency swings, supply shortages and labor strife, to name but a few.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Supply chain security provider Freightwatch International has released its semi-annual report on cargo theft in the Asia Pacific region for the first half of 2014, which contains some heartening news for U.S. shippers reliant on trucking, warehousing and retail.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, reports today that a decision by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed previous rulings by the District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in three class action cases involving mostly former independent contractors for FedEx Ground
More talking remains before the deal is done
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The transpacific U.S.-flag carrier has been ranked number one in the ocean carrier category for Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality award
Monday, August 25, 2014
This year, the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will be staging the “Connie” Awards dinner in conjunction with IANA’s Intermodal EXPO in Long Beach
Middlemen comprising the Transportation Intermediaries Association made money last quarter, say researchers.