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Friday, October 02, 2015

While coffee is one of the first things on the minds of many people early in the morning, it was especially prevalent this week, when Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz gave the keynote address at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Posted on 10/02 at 08:28 AM
BlogsFeaturesTransportation TrendsSupply Chain ManagementCSCMPLogisticsPermalink

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Our top trucking correspondent examines the daunting regulatory hurdles facing trucking—and gives shippers a clearer picture of what they can expect in terms of rates and capacity based on the cumulative effects.
Posted on 10/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingOctober 2015RegulationsPermalink

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Using analytics and Big Data, the next generation of freight bill payment and auditing companies comb all aspects of freight transportation operations to highlight supply chain efficiency improvement opportunities.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsSeptember 2015Big DataPermalink

Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation Trends3PLSeptember 2015Third-party logisticsPermalink

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ports, terminals, and ocean carriers currently comprise a family in severe dysfunction—and denial. But can the intervention of shippers restore some badly needed order? Our experts who work close to the action provide some answers.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsOcean FreightAugust 2015Panama CanalPermalink

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Despite the prevailing challenges, the less-than-truckload (LTL) market is seeing steady volume growth and solid profits. Our top sector analysts offer their take on this now vital mode as shippers work to obtain the capacity they need at a rate that works for both parties.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJuly 2015TransportationLTLLess than TruckloadPermalink

Monday, June 01, 2015

Faced with service issues and declining performance metrics, rail and intermodal providers are keeping investment levels at record highs as they continue to work through the current challenges to get back to pre-recession performance levels.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJune 2015IntermodalRail FreightPermalink

Friday, May 01, 2015

Well-run private fleets continue to set the gold standard for service, safety, and accountability. However, operating a highly efficient fleet takes work—and money. Increasingly, private fleet managers are operating a “blended” operation, alternating between their own trucks and for-hire options to help mitigate costs.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingMay 2015TransportationPrivate FleetsPermalink

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Consumer confidence is up, fuel costs are down, and trade is growing—all factors that are pulling the air cargo sector out of the doldrums. Our panel of industry experts examines the resurgence and shares how shippers can now work with carriers to mitigate risk and optimize their global supply chain operations.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir CargoApril 2015Permalink

Fleet optimization and delivery tracking solutions improve “last mile” e-commerce deliveries, but success with final delivery depends on a solid process. Beginning upstream with DC network design, implementing fulfillment rules at the order management and WMS levels, and streamlining processes in the DC all pave the way for an efficient last mile.

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