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Wednesday, February 01, 2012
With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.
Monday, January 16, 2012
It’s not every day you’re asked to reinvent one of the high-tech industry’s most iconic companies. But that’s exactly what’s been driving Cindy Reese since she arrived from Sun Microsystems to become Oracle’s senior vice president for worldwide systems operations early last year.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Top supply chain software analysts break down the drivers that will keep the transportation management systems market on a steady upswing for years to come.
While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.
A flurry of new trade agreements should signal greater opportunity for U.S. importers and exporters. But this means that another layer of compliance complexity has been introduced. How will today’s global shippers deal with the new risk/reward scenario?
Our distinguished panel tells shippers to expect to pay more for parcel services, be on the lookout for competition among existing carriers, and keep your eyes open for new regional entrants.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Pricing across the transportation modes
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is named the NITL Executive of the Year for his passion, enthusiasm, and his ability to navigate the shoals of our now hyper-partisan capitol.
When executed properly, supply chain visibility will come into play on a day-to-day basis. But how do logistics managers get there? Our technology correspondent shows you the way.
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.