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Sunday, November 01, 2015
Global logistics managers have always been under pressure to find the right balance of specialized intermediaries matched with the markets they want to serve. That challenge is becoming increasingly complex, however, as mega-brokerage enterprises capture more share.
Having rebuilt his port and community after Hurricane Katrina, Gary LaGrange is reshaping New Orleans as a major cargo gateway.
In recent years intermodal expansion has been largely spurred on by increasing domestic growth—that’s not the case this year. We’re joined by three of the nation’s foremost experts to give shippers the clearest view available of the current intermodal market.
With adoption levels still low, three top industry analysts outline their reasons why every shipper should be integrating TMS into their overall supply chain management efforts.
After major parcel carriers introduced new ground package rate structures nearly a year ago, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.
Friday, October 02, 2015
While coffee is one of the first things on the minds of many people early in the morning, it was especially prevalent this week, when Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz gave the keynote address at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
The iconic company revamped its truckload bid processes and opened up its entire transportation network to bring transparency into all lanes—and is becoming a “shipper of choice” in the process.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:00 PM
October 2015 •
Our top trucking correspondent examines the daunting regulatory hurdles facing trucking—and gives shippers a clearer picture of what they can expect in terms of rates and capacity based on the cumulative effects.
We explore the continued growth of cloud computing in the supply chain management space, explain what’s driving the rapid rise, discuss lingering limitations holding it back, and lay out a plan for what’s ahead.
Biomed, pharmaceuticals, and food lead the list of high-value commodities moving through complex modal networks to both new and well-established markets. But emerging markets are where shippers are seeking the biggest margins—and facing the largest hurdles.