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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
Posted on 02/01 at 12:58 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2012Permalink


As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.
Posted on 02/01 at 12:17 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2012Permalink


Mobile and wireless technology is making a measurable impact on today’s warehouse & DC operations. Savvy users are going multi-modal, pulling multiple technologies and software capabilities together to increase productivity, cut pick-rate errors, and increase inventory accuracy.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:16 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCFebruary 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementIRLYPermalink


Company officials said this change reflects where it wants to go as a trucking company.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:11 AM
NewsTruckingLTLYRC WorldwideYRC FreightPermalink


With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.

Taking the next steps to make its less-than-truckload (LTL) network more fluid for its largest unit, YRC, which began in earnest in October, YRC’s parent company YRC Worldwide is taking further steps that are designed to streamline and improve YRC’s efficiency.
Posted on 02/01 at 10:22 AM
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This month’s cover story on the evolving relationship between Tuesday Morning, an upscale retailer with 865 stores, and its motor carrier partner is an inspirational sign of the times—and contains a theme that we may be hearing repeatedly from other shippers if the economy kicks into high gear.
Posted on 02/01 at 09:12 AM
ColumnsViewpointTruckingFebruary 2012IntermodalTransportationPermalink


Humor aside, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL), logistics, and a submerged Italian cruise ship have a lot in common.
Posted on 02/01 at 07:41 AM
ColumnsSage AdviceFebruary 2012TransportationPermalink


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Even though the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent in recent months, IHS Global Insight continues to expect much labor market slack in the coming quarters
Posted on 01/31 at 05:04 PM
BlogsManagementLogisticsLogistics ManagementPermalink


Ocean cargo shippers can expect a slight surge in business this year, with the economic tide lifting all boats
Posted on 01/31 at 04:47 PM
NewsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink



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