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Monday, January 13, 2014
Our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts tell us that freight rates will most certainly see incremental gains across the board in 2014. And to keep even the smallest increases in check, our panel adds that it’s now imperative for the savviest shippers to control total landed costs by using a variety of modes—and to use that mix to its fullest advantage.Join us for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
As the year draws down to a close, my inbox sees some e-mails with common refrains regarding what is happening “next” as in next year or “things to keep an eye on, or something along those lines.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Even though supply chain professionals pride themselves on providing exemplary service and execution during this time of year in advance of the holiday season, a survey recently released by Capgemini found that there are myriad issues when it comes to keeping customers content with delivery and ordering processes.
Monday, December 02, 2013
The stop and start nature of the economy, coupled with ongoing government dysfunction, has created a "new normal" in the logistics and transportation marketplace. While there's improvement in some freight transportation sectors, there's day-to-day fluctuation in others—leading to a decidedly mixed rate and capacity outlook as we head into 2014. During this Webcast industry experts will re-cap the top news stories of Q4 2013 and discuss the 4 factors creating the “new normal” in freight transportation management.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Houston is the tenth-largest port in the world by volume, and is playing an increasingly important role in America’s rebirth as a producer of energy-related exports
Monday, November 11, 2013
The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.
Trade experts say cultural dissonance may continue to complicate the relationship
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The United States Department of Commerce said this week that the advance estimate for third quarter GDP is 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the second quarter. Some estimates pegged the GDP number to come in roughly 0.5 percent less than it would have, had there not been a shutdown. On the surface, it is fair to assume that number is not terrible, given the many head fakes thrown at consumers in this new and apparently permanent era of government dysfunction.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The recent progress made in transport infrastructure legislation speaks volumes about the cooperation of logistics and supply chain community stakeholders. They, too, seem to reading from the same sheet of music on this issue.
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While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.