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Thursday, January 01, 2015

The global economic recovery moves sluggishly forward, while the domestic picture has brightened considerably. Our leading market analysts explain how shippers should ready themselves for sustainable demand and plan for incremental rate hikes.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsAir FreightOcean FreightTruckingJanuary 2015Rail FreightRatePermalink


The explosive growth of e-commerce and the impact it has had on small package and LTL deliveries has forced carriers to turn the tables and push the inefficiency penalty back to the shipper. Bottom line: It’s time to re-think your packaging—or get ready to cut a bigger check.

With transportation networks becoming increasingly global and complex in nature, why aren’t more shippers investing in transportation management systems (TMS)? We attempt to answer this age-old question and reveal how TMS providers aim to turn the tide on adoption.
Posted on 01/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesTMSTransportation Management SystemsJanuary 2015Permalink


A spate of new, proposed, and pending free-trade agreements will create greater opportunities for U.S. shippers—but only those who know the rules. Analysts advise going over the small print before plunging in.
Posted on 01/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsCustoms & RegulationsJanuary 2015NAFTAPermalink


The quest to improve worker productivity and enhance order accuracy in an omni-channel distribution environment is pushing more warehouse and DC managers to increase investment in warehouse mobility solutions. According to market thought leaders, not only has mobility arrived, but users are pushing for the next generation.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.
Posted on 12/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesNovember 2014NAFTANITLintermodalPermalink


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Leading SCM analysts explore the top trends in cloud-based TMS, share how they’re affecting end-to-end supply chains, and give us the inside track on a few up-and-coming trends we’re soon to see in the cloud.

Savvy, global shippers that capture and analyze transactional transportation management data in collaboration with their third-party service providers have seen hard dollar savings drop to the bottom line. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
Posted on 11/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsNovember 2014Freight ForwardersBig DataPermalink


According to our annual survey, cost efficiency is still king inside the four walls. However, respondents tell us that the muli-channel fulfillment challenge is pushing them to make more economical moves focused on process improvement and layout changes—steps that our analysts say are very encouraging.
Posted on 11/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCNovember 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.


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