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Filed in February 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The retailer’s transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns—and it did so with the help of its trucking partner.

The implementation of the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has the unintended effect of increasing shippers’ exposure to vicarious liability for highway accidents. Our transportation law expert explains how this came to be and calls on the industry to come together to support a legislative solution.
Posted on 02/01 at 06:33 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeCustoms & RegulationsFebruary 2012Permalink


Most companies’ manufacturing strategies involve decisions relating to landed cost per unit, cost/quality balance, and various SKUs’ compatibility with supply chain parameters—transportability, packaging, serviceability. However, one thing is often missing: insights for connecting manufacturing operations with business results. Few companies excel at understanding and optimizing the business value of their manufacturing decisions.

Rare is the news day that passes without mention of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. In fact, just as I was about to send this article to the Logistics Management editors, news broke that President Obama rejected the proposed route for the KXL. Of course, this is not the last we will hear of the project. The route will be revised and resubmitted for review, and we will soon revisit the issues surrounding the KXL.
Posted on 02/01 at 03:47 PM
ColumnsFebruary 2012TransportationOilPermalink


While Mexico and Canada remain our primary international opportunity, LM’s analyst panel tell us that bolder players will be exploring more distant markets once the Panama Canal expansion is complete.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:44 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2012Permalink


The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:01 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightFebruary 2012PortsTransportationPermalink


This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
Posted on 02/01 at 12:58 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2012Permalink


As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.
Posted on 02/01 at 12:17 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeFebruary 2012Permalink


Mobile and wireless technology is making a measurable impact on today’s warehouse & DC operations. Savvy users are going multi-modal, pulling multiple technologies and software capabilities together to increase productivity, cut pick-rate errors, and increase inventory accuracy.
Posted on 02/01 at 11:16 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCFebruary 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementIRLYPermalink


With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.


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