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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.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Current conditions have rendered the primary pursuit to reduce transportation costs ineffective. A cure for the “cost savings addiction” is a collaborative partnership that has an aligned long-term view of mutual success.
Using analytics and Big Data, the next generation of freight bill payment and auditing companies comb all aspects of freight transportation operations to highlight supply chain efficiency improvement opportunities.
The growing complexity of transportation management is driving more logistics operations to explore mobile options. Whether they’re monitoring assets, human resources, or more efficiently scheduling deliveries, logistics organizations are turning to mobile tools to help achieve new efficiencies outside the warehouse and DC.
Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.
eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
As we roll deeper into 2015, the longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. Carriers in this category are seeing capacity closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
While still facing many of the regulatory and driver recruitment challenges facing their longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) brethren, our reporting over the past year indicates that the Regional LTL sector has found its footing in terms of capacity alignment and revenue growth.
As Jeff Berman recently reported in our 2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable, the many service performance issues that faced the nation’s rail networks over this past winter and into early spring are clearly on the mend—and that’s great news for shippers heading into the peak season.