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Saturday, November 01, 2014

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.

New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.

We explore the progress supply chain management (SCM) applications are making in the cloud, pinpoint key benefits, attempt to demystify the concerns, and discuss which solutions are helping to solidify cloud delivery in this somewhat reluctant market.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesOctober 2014Supply Chain TechnologyCloud ComputingPermalink

While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace.
Posted on 10/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal Logistics3PLGlobal LogisticsThird Party LogisticsOctober 2014Permalink

As the industry successfully harnesses the wealth of available lift truck fleet data, opportunities for improvement extend throughout the operation.
Posted on 10/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCOctober 2014Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink

Monday, September 01, 2014

Results from our annual survey suggest that carriers, driven by a need to maximize profitability, are at a polar opposite with shippers who are focused on reducing costs. This lack of alignment has created a struggle that has resulted in a loss of focus on the bigger prize—being able to compete supply chain to supply chain.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:59 PM
FeaturesSeptember 2014TransportationMasters of LogisticsPermalink

Our top technology analysts give us an in-depth look at the current penetration of wireless and mobility outside of the four walls and offer their outlook on the future of real-time, 24/7 supply chain monitoring.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesWirelessSeptember 2014MobilitySupply Chain TechnologyPermalink

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to stay in low gear in 2014, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region. Shippers are advised to practice extreme due diligence before entering the marketplace.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsSeptember 2014Latin AmericaPermalink

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