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Monday, October 01, 2012

Part II: Intermodal network agility makes a play to improve supply chain resiliency
Posted on 10/01 at 08:46 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsGlobal TradeOctober 2012TransportationPermalink

Buoyed by emerging market growth, demand for add-on functionalities, and its certain move to the cloud, the warehouse management systems market is posting double-digit growth. But is this just a post-recession bounce?

As the nation’s export manufacturing sector becomes more viable, U.S. shippers are quickly finding themselves more reliant on freight intermediaries as they aim to take advantage of new global opportunities.

Fleet management software is evolving from a tool to track truck maintenance to a platform to drive deeper process improvements.

Renewed market discipline has helped the world’s leading ocean carriers to restore rates while delivering on enhanced service. Could this be the “turnaround year” on the high seas?
Posted on 10/01 at 05:04 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightOctober 2012TransportationPermalink

We examine how warehouse and distribution center design and operations have evolved to play a critical role in meeting overall business objectives in today’s multi-channel world.

Following three consecutive months of slight contraction, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September.
Posted on 10/01 at 12:27 PM
NewsInstitute for Supply ManagementGlobalManufacturingPermalink

Multi-channel selling has revolutionized the retail industry—and I’m not sure if you can find anyone in the market who would argue that statement.
Posted on 10/01 at 10:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointOctober 2012TransportationPermalink

Ann M. Drake, chairman and chief executive officer of DSC Logistics, Inc., will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) prestigious 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:36 AM
BlogsSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsTransportationPermalink

The U.S. railroad industry, consisting of over 600 large and small service providers, has successfully engineered itself into a viable and largely profitable segment of the nation’s logistics marketplace.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsOctober 2012Rail FreightTransportationPermalink

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