July 2012

By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2012
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2012
Adoption rates for transportation management systems (TMS) hover around 37 percent, yet the systems have proven to be game-changing, cost-saving freight facilitators. If you’re still dragging your feet, here’s some food for thought.
By Brent Primus · July 1, 2012
Our transportation law expert provides shippers with a refresher course in the basic legal principles relating to claims for cargo loss and damage.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2012
More savvy lift truck fleet managers are realizing that buying, renting, or leasing practices set the tone for future savings.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2012
The growing number of supply chain certification programs now available opens up new opportunities for managers looking to advance their careers. But before embarking on any program, the experts advise, make sure that it has value to current and potential employers.
By Mark Pearson · July 1, 2012
From 2010 to 2020, China’s aggregate household income will increase by more than $3.2 trillion. Income increases in India will total $1.4 trillion during the same period. This is definitely impressive, but hardly the whole story. In fact, rises of similar significance are expected in a host of “non BRIC” countries—emerging markets that should be on the radar screens of most global companies and, by implication, most supply chain executives.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2012
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By Josh Bond · July 1, 2012
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SPECIAL REPORT
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