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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On expected revenues of $727 billion, the industry would achieve a 4 percent net profit margin.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:40 PM
FeaturesAir CargoJuly 2015Permalink


The container shipping industry has been highly unprofitable over the past five years, note analysts with McKinsey and Company. Making things worse, earnings for ocean carriers have been exceptionally volatile.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:35 PM
FeaturesOcean FreightJuly 2015Permalink


Despite the prevailing challenges, the less-than-truckload (LTL) market is seeing steady volume growth and solid profits. Our top sector analysts offer their take on this now vital mode as shippers work to obtain the capacity they need at a rate that works for both parties.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJuly 2015TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadPermalink


Advanced warehouse management systems (WMS) users are taking the next step and figuring out how to drive process efficiency improvements through their applications—rather than just focusing on keeping track of what’s been done. Here are seven different ways they’re making that happen.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesWMSJuly 2015Warehouse Management SystemsSupply Chain TechnologyPermalink


As e-commerce demands continue to drive up the need for faster pick speeds, voice technology is infiltrating the warehouse and DC, helping operations gain efficiencies, improve order accuracy, and get products into their customers’ hands faster than ever.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJune 2015IntermodalRail FreightPermalink


With an integrated strategy in place as part of a digital supply network, companies can strategically source transportation events more efficiently. Here’s how to begin the assessment of your internal and external operations on the way to gaining a critical edge.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:30 PM
FeaturesJune 2015SourcingTransportation SourcingPermalink


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.


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