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State of Logistics 2016: US Business Logistics Costs Slow Considerably with 2.6% Growth
It’s a buyer’s market for business logistics right now, but that is a fleeting condition subject to rapidly changing conditions in the $1.408...
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By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
Niles, Illinois-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider AFN Logistics said today it has acquired HA Advantage, the Transportation Management System (TMS) and less-than-truckload (LTL) division of HA Logistics Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of transportation and logistics services for small- and medium-sized companies.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2016
July 2016 Logistics Management - Management Update
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2016
Regardless of economic conditions and capacity availability, the truckload (TL) brokerage market continues to expand. We enlisted the help of three expert voices in the freight transportation and logistics markets to help provide some perspective.
By John Schulz · June 21, 2016
It’s a buyer’s market for business logistics right now, but that is a fleeting condition subject to rapidly changing conditions in the $1.408 trillion U.S. freight sector, based on data in the 27th Annual State of Logistics Report released today at the National Press Club. The report is sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2016
With the complex economic and global trade environment pushing rates higher and capacity tighter, shippers and their procurement teams are under pressure to nail down the right suppliers and transportation partners—while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.
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By LM Staff · June 6, 2016
During this webcast we'll examine the path needed to gain 100% visibility across all modes as well as explore the common challenges companies face when managing complex multi-modal, multi-leg shipments.
By Bridget McCrea · June 6, 2016
By enabling collaboration and optimization across previously siloed functions, supply chain software convergence helps shippers better leverage their IT investments across the enterprise. Here’s how the concept has evolved—and the vendors that have jumped into the game.
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By C3 Solutions · June 2, 2016
A guide to better understanding the market, the software and the benefits
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By Michael Levans · May 17, 2016
Do you have full visibility into your supply chain?
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By Enspire · May 11, 2016
Before investing in enabling technology, learn more about each stage - from order placement to fulfillment - and how each stage must be properly addressed to maximize customer service and sales.
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By Kofax · May 11, 2016
This white paper outlines key areas where third party logistics (3PLs), carriers, retailers and manufacturing companies can replace manual repetitive work within their operations with new and innovative robotic process automation technology solutions.
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By PLS Logistics · April 13, 2016
Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. But now, low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created a need to cut costs through better transportation management.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2016
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
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By Ben Camiel · February 17, 2016
Are You Taking a Proactive Approach to Risk Management?
By 24/7 Staff · January 1, 2016
TMS users achieve an average freight savings of 7.5 percent thanks to increased usage of preferred carriers, better procurement negotiations, and use of lower-cost mode selections. Now the cloud is making it easier than ever for midsized businesses to reap the benefits.

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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.
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EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
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