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Sunday, April 01, 2012

After more than 35 years in the industry, I thought I had seen it all. However, I spent a few days last month with some University of Tennessee (UT) colleagues as well as industry and government leaders discussing the evolution of strategic sourcing and collaborative contracting.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:45 PM
ColumnsTruckingApril 2012TransportationRatesPermalink


In this first installment of a two-part series, I will look at a variety of risk-focused research efforts. In May, I will offer suggestions for managing supply chain risk—not just responding more effectively but preparing more completely.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:38 PM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceApril 2012TransportationGlobal LogsiticsPermalink


With capacity already tightening and increasing federal regulations threatening to exacerbate the driver shortage, dedicated trucking is going to continue to grow at double-digit percentage rates—and help shippers get a good night’s sleep in the process.
Posted on 04/01 at 11:59 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingApril 2012TransportationDedicated truckingPermalink


Scores of shippers and their freight intermediaries agree that basic brokerage and forwarding services are keeping pace with demands from new and emerging markets.

Implementation complexities have stood in the way of LMS adoption rates; however, our analysts say that more logistics operations will focus attention on workforce management to balance efficiencies now that the business climate is on the upswing.

Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
Posted on 04/01 at 10:30 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCRFIDApril 2011Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


The nation’s top trucking companies share “high intensity” management teams, financial stability, and IT systems that afford “two-way communication” with shippers—and they’re just getting wiser.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:00 AM
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Saturday, March 31, 2012

CFOs continue to see solid signs of the economic recovery in U.S. manufacturing.
Posted on 03/31 at 02:41 PM
BlogsManagementLogisticsLogistics ManagementPermalink


A new report has warned the global transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is in urgent need of a radical transformation by 2030 if it is to stay competitive
Posted on 03/31 at 12:17 PM
NewsGlobalManagementLogisticsPermalink


In an ongoing effort to keep readers informed on the current state of ocean cargo shipping and contracting, we conducted a brief interview with one of the founders of Catapult International, a leading edge international shipping software and consulting firm.
Posted on 03/31 at 10:51 AM
NewsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink



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