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Friday, October 08, 2010
The nation’s railroads have pulled out of the downturn in solid fiscal shape, proving that they’ve mastered the art of cost management. To offer a comprehensive look at the new state of the rails, we’ve gathered four top analysts to share how volumes, rates, and game-changing regulation could alter how shippers manage the mode.
Successful integration of technology into a supply chain security strategy will expedite border crossing wait times and reduce insurance costs. Fortunately, new technologies continue to be introduced that provide greater transparency at some of the critical junctures where security needs and vulnerability overlap.
Posted on 10/08 at 12:00 PM
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New technologies and usage practices can help you maximize your fleet’s productivity and longevity while reducing your carbon footprint.
Now that pricing has been restored and capacity restrained, the leading vessel operators are staging a comeback. What lessons have they learned from the recent recession and dismal earning cycles? Here’s what the top analysts are saying.
After outsourcing its transportation functions to a 3PL in January 2007, the 150-year-old manufacturer brought it back under its own roof to tighten controls, establish carrier measurement, and rack up the savings. And that bold move earned Armstrong the 2010 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award.
Friday, September 10, 2010
With its new DC, the pet retailer has reduced its handling costs, bolstered its green transportation initiatives, and fortifies its overall distribution network—all while providing room to grow.
The findings of our annual study reveal that shippers have not significantly changed how they manage their logistics and transportation activities over the past year. However, we find that the Masters are moving to a more defined organizational structure and are putting more 3PLs to work to help them gain significant cost advantage once the recovery finally kicks in.
Even though technology has infiltrated every link of the supply chain, TMS adoptions are still surprisingly low. Here are two companies that have taken the plunge and have strengthened their logistics operations with a TMS tailored to their specific needs.
Cargo insurance is the oldest type of insurance in existence, yet it’s often the least understood. Whether you are a transportation intermediary or a shipper, here are some cargo insurance buying tips from the unique perspective of an insurance insider.
Dwindling space and risings rates have caused major disruptions for U.S. importers over the first half of 2010. How long will these challenges persist on the high seas? We’ve asked a couple experts to explain what ocean shippers can expect for the rest of this year.