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Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs 2016: Technology Now the Key Differentiator
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with...
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2015
Increased visibility into every lift truck’s costs is promoting accountability for operators, managers, and service providers.
PREMIUM
By Charlie Tanner · December 2, 2014
Read this special report where we offer a collection of articles designed to help retail shippers maximize efficiencies by getting a better handle on managing parcel costs, improving returns management, and understanding how new packaging processes can help contain new "dim weight" pricing being rolled out by the parcel carrier giants.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Increasingly resilient to global economic moods, 3PL and public refrigerated warehouses persistently achieve modest growth.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Charlie Tanner · November 6, 2014
Read the latest special report for a better understanding of the current parcel shipping environment and learn how savvy SMBs can leverage the power of cloud computing to put analytics to work to gain better visibility over their parcel shipping spend.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2014
As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2014
Maersk caused a stir last summer by raising its full-year profit forecast for 2014 due to higher freight volumes and lower costs. Industry analysts wonder, however, if many of the other Top 30 carriers will exercise the same discipline to achieve similar goals.
WHITE PAPER
By Charlie Tanner · September 26, 2014
Logistics professionals must begin to view warehouse and freight capacity as a shared infrastructure. When that happens, we will realize game-changing cost savings and dramatically lower the impact of logistics activities on global greenhouse gas emissions. This complimentary paper examines strategies shippers should consider to share storage and shipping costs with fellow shippers, and the benefits these strategies can deliver.
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By LM Staff · September 17, 2014
Factors such as rising freight rates, shrinking capacity, an increased desire for global supply chain visibility, have all worked together to drive the need for instituting a culture of continuous improvement in logistics operations and transportation management systems (TMS). To meet today's complex logistics challenges, managers are stepping into a more streamlined, automated approach to transportation management in order to function at optimal levels both domestically and internationally. Read the latest special report.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · September 1, 2014
The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2014
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2014
Carriers are enjoying a solid 2014, but warn of a pending capacity crunch as driver availability worsens amid tighter federal regulations. Bottom line: Shippers who choose not to collaborate with their carriers and streamline operations will most certainly be hit with higher rates.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2014
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2014
Finding the right third-party logistics provider (3PL) always involves considerable due diligence, contend industry experts. But it may also mean leaving an existing partner for a set of collaborators that can deliver on the promise of a seamless global network.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Jeanne Dailey, Mohit Kumar, and Brooks Bentz, Accenture · June 1, 2014
Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.
<p>Deepening the Savannah Harbor from 42 feet to 47 feet will accommodate an increase in the number of super-sized container vessels transiting the Panama Canal after its 2015 expansion.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2014
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?

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Improving Packaging: The Cost of Shipping Air is Going Up
Retailers and manufacturers that insist on using inefficient and sloppy packaging methods—oversized boxes, inefficient packaging, poorly constructed palletized contents—are paying for their mistakes in sharply higher freight rates. Pitt Ohio White Paper, Logistics White Paper, Dimensional Packaging
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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
2016 State of Logistics: Third-party logistics
2016 State of Logistics: Ocean freight
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EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....

Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo