August 2013

By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk the red carpet to receive their award for outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2013
Foodservice equipment and supply company leverages its technology partnership to secure capacity, simplify rates, and cut 12 percent from its transportation spending. Here’s how they did it.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2013
Top industry analysts define the leading wireless and mobility trends that are helping logistics professionals work smarter and faster in an increasingly competitive business environment.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2013
Before entering this vibrant marketplace, trade experts advise logistics managers to conduct a very careful examination of the region’s transportation and regulatory infrastructure.
<p>Left to right: Larry Smith, vice president for global supply chain; Mary Groskin, supply chain development associate; Devin Maguire, supply chain project manager; Ewald Parolari, senior director for supply chain operations.</p> By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2013
We follow how the medical technology giant structured its development program to generate seasoned managers and collaborative decision-makers. If you’re looking to grow top-notch supply chain talent you may want to pay attention.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While the national LTL market had been slowly, but surely, pulling itself out of its recession-induced slump, the sector now seems to have hit a bit of a leveling-off period in terms of growth.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While revenue numbers have flattened a bit, the Regional LTL category continues to represent some of the most forward-thinking carriers in trucking.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
The truckload (TL) business is volatile by nature.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
Despite an uneven economy and an atmosphere of political uncertainly that has put several freight transportation modes on shaky ground, shippers continue to find that rail and intermodal service providers are chugging forward, improving service, and creating value despite the well-publicized challenges.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As executive Editor Patrick Burnson documents in this month’s Special Report, the business dynamics of ocean shipping continue to change for carriers as global supply chain practices become more strategic—putting pressure on those shippers looking to coordinate more modes in new regions around the world.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
U.S. ports are planning and investing in a balanced portfolio of services to prepare for continued volume growth.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While every carrier and service provider measured in the Quest for Quality is under pressure from shippers to expand and diversify their offerings while maintaining world-class service, no sector is feeling it as much as third party logistics providers (3PL).
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 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.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2013
It’s my distinct honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Survey. The publication in your hands marks the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that’s become known over three decades as the single most important measure of customer satisfaction and service performance excellence available in the logistics and transportation industry.

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