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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With interest in supply chain education at an all-time high, now is the time to use it to expand your own team’s skills, knowledge, and capabilities.
Posted on 01/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJanuary 2014Supply Chain ManagementEducationPermalink


Optimizing a fleet is not an exact science. Although technology can help, it’s often the culture on the floor that makes or breaks a fleet management program.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Whether they are opening new DCs, improving inventory control, or turning to 3PLs to improve processes, survey respondents tell us that there’s no one prominent way to keep costs in check while simultaneously improving service levels.

LTL executives are looking to drive relentless cost increases out of their operations—and they’re telling shippers to prepare for rate increases in the 3 percent to 5 percent range. Here’s why rates are rising and what shippers should expect in 2014.
Posted on 11/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsNovember 2013TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadPermalink


Thursday, August 01, 2013

Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
Posted on 08/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightAugust 2013TransportationPermalink


Monday, July 01, 2013

Once completed in late 2014 or early 2015, the expansion project will accommodate vessels more than twice the size of current Panamax ships. However, the projected overall impact on shippers, carriers, ports, and service providers appears to be up in the air.
Posted on 07/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJuly 2013Panama CanalOcean FrePermalink


Saturday, June 01, 2013

While top truckload carrier executives are doing their best to manage the elements currently battering their returns, we set our sites on three areas that carriers say will make the biggest impact on their ongoing relations with shippers-capacity, regulations, and fuel.
Posted on 06/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadJune 2013TransportationTLPermalink


Finding the right third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s global marketplace involves looking beyond the provider’s “vision” statement, say industry experts. Yet, they also acknowledge that there’s still an element of prognostication involved once a short list of the Top 50 has been whittled down.
Posted on 06/01 at 03:00 PM
Special Reports3PLThird Party LogisticsJune 2013TransportationPermalink


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

While ranking ports on size and container throughput is both valid and traditional, analysts contend that domestic ocean cargo gateways might also be compared by volume and value of trade as well as value-added services.
Posted on 05/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsMay 2013PortsOcean CargoPanama CanalPermalink


Monday, April 01, 2013

Analysts and top trucking executives agree that a sharp focus on a durable business plan and dependable operations are vital to remaining profitable in one of the most challenging trucking environments in history.
Posted on 04/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadApril 2013TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadTLPermalink



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