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Friday, October 08, 2010
We asked a panel with more than 75 years combined experience in logistics and distribution to identify three warehouse/DC best practices that improve the distribution network, reduce the work, and leverage the most important asset in any organization—its people.
After outsourcing its transportation functions to a 3PL in January 2007, the 150-year-old manufacturer brought it back under its own roof to tighten controls, establish carrier measurement, and rack up the savings. And that bold move earned Armstrong the 2010 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award.
Friday, October 01, 2010
As noted in today’s news, the U.S. Department of Justice may not be through with naming forwarders guilty of price-fixing.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:20 AM
While news that half a dozen major international freight forwarders have plead guilty to price-fixing, there may be more collateral damage to come.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:06 AM
Air Cargo •
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The air cargo industry has made unexpected gains in recent months, but analysts are not predicting that the trend will continue into 2011.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller-Maersk and one of the world’s “top 20” providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions, has announced that Maersk Distribution Services Inc. (MDSI) will be integrated into Damco.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The Long Beach Express service will have first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The findings of our annual study reveal that shippers have not significantly changed how they manage their logistics and transportation activities over the past year. However, we find that the Masters are moving to a more defined organizational structure and are putting more 3PLs to work to help them gain significant cost advantage once the recovery finally kicks in.
Even though technology has infiltrated every link of the supply chain, TMS adoptions are still surprisingly low. Here are two companies that have taken the plunge and have strengthened their logistics operations with a TMS tailored to their specific needs.
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Freight forwarders have been trying to remain confident during the rocky economic rebound. However, industry analysts report that demand has recovered at a remarkable rate in 2010, signaling a whole new set of challenges for forwarders and shippers alike.