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Friday, August 01, 2014

Despite mounting operational pressures, LM readers tell us that the following 38 TL carriers continue to offer top service.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:57 PM
FeaturesTruckloadAugust 2014TLQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


Through record-high investments and a sharp focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency, say LM readers.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:56 PM
FeaturesAugust 2014Rail FreightIntermodalQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


As we’ve reported over the last year, even the most dominant U.S. ports can’t afford to become complacent in the face of several factors currently converging.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:55 PM
FeaturesAugust 2014Quest for Quality 2014PorPermalink


Earlier in the year, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson issued the forecast that 2014 would be the year ocean cargo carriers finally return to profitability.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:54 PM
FeaturesAugust 2014Ocean CarriersQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


According to Evan Armstrong, president of 3PL consulting firm Armstrong and Associates, U.S. 3PL gross revenue in 2013 saw annual gains, up 3.2 percent over 2012 at $146.4 billion. He says that while global trade and economic activity serve as the “ultimate drivers” of market growth, the maturity of competitive service offerings and the size of major players are contributing to slower growth rates.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:53 PM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsAugust 2014Quest for Quality 2014Permalink


As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report, the air freight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields—and data surfacing in new research mirror these findings.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:52 PM
FeaturesAir FreightAugust 2014Freight ForwardersQuest for Quality 2014Permalink


For over 30 years, Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality Survey has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence—and the annual Quest for Quality Awards Dinner has been widely considered the best evening of the year for carrier and 3PL executive networking.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:50 PM
FeaturesAugust 2014Quest for Quality 2014Permalink


The P3 Network was nixed in June, and now the world’s largest ocean cargo carriers are facing a vexing dilemma: how to reorganize global services and still make money. Meanwhile, shippers will be forced to manage other huge carrier partnerships during this peak season.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAugust 2014Ocean CargoTransportationPermalink


With ERP vendors gaining traction in the supply chain execution market, top analysts suggest that best-of-breed providers are going to need to step up their game. We dissect the intersection of ERP and supply chain management software and discuss how the cloud could drive further progress.

Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.
Posted on 08/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsAugust 2014Emerging MarketsBRICPermalink



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