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Monday, June 01, 2015

We define the meaning of “supply chain software convergence,” show how it’s being put to work in logistics operations, and share how vendors are stepping up to offer platforms that work seamlessly with one another in an effort to solve today’s complex challenges.

Fueled by NAFTA, trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is booming. But not knowing the nuances and fine print can be costly for U.S.-based business wishing to take advantage of burgeoning, neighboring markets. Here’s how to best play the NAFTA transportation game.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsJune 2015NAFTAPermalink

ERP vendors who focus on the SME market seek to rival Tier 1 WMS vendors on deeper warehouse management functionality—while playing “suite card” on e-commerce and ERP foundation.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Our panel of supply chain technology analysts dive into the trends they think are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread remains the push toward hyper-interoperability—where technology, people, and process collaborate to create true visibility, accurate orders, and happy customers.
Posted on 05/05 at 10:00 PM
FeaturesTechnologyMay 2015Supply Chain TechnologyIoTPermalink

Friday, May 01, 2015

Well-run private fleets continue to set the gold standard for service, safety, and accountability. However, operating a highly efficient fleet takes work—and money. Increasingly, private fleet managers are operating a “blended” operation, alternating between their own trucks and for-hire options to help mitigate costs.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingMay 2015TransportationPrivate FleetsPermalink

Rather than sinking more money into manual processes, many logistics managers are turning to labor management systems (LMS) to better control one of their biggest costs. With more use, our analysts see LMS transitioning from performance reporting to enabling more forward-looking analytics and planning.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesMay 2015Labor ManagementLMSSupply Chain and Logistics TechnologyPermalink

Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.
Posted on 05/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsMay 2015Freight ForwardersCold ChainPermalink

Fleet costs don’t stop at the purchase price. Today, expanded collaboration between fleet managers, dealers, and finance partners is changing the way fleet costs are managed over time.
Posted on 05/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMay 2015Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Irrespective of age, gender, or experience, the most highly compensated logistics managers are those with the best formal educations. But academics and job recruiters say leadership acumen, the ability to adapt to technology, and “cultural skills” are not to be discounted, especially over the long term.
Posted on 04/01 at 10:00 PM
FeaturesApril 2015Salary SurveyPermalink

Consumer confidence is up, fuel costs are down, and trade is growing—all factors that are pulling the air cargo sector out of the doldrums. Our panel of industry experts examines the resurgence and shares how shippers can now work with carriers to mitigate risk and optimize their global supply chain operations.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir CargoApril 2015Permalink

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