Masters Of Logistics

By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee; Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D., professor, Georgia College · September 1, 2015
Current conditions have rendered the primary pursuit to reduce transportation costs ineffective. A cure for the “cost savings addiction” is a collaborative partnership that has an aligned long-term view of mutual success.
By Mary Collins Holcomb and Karl Manrodt · September 1, 2014
Results from our annual survey suggest that carriers, driven by a need to maximize profitability, are at a polar opposite with shippers who are focused on reducing costs. This lack of alignment has created a struggle that has resulted in a loss of focus on the bigger prize—being able to compete supply chain to supply chain.
By Mary Collins Holcomb and Karl Manrodt · September 1, 2012
Today, shippers and carriers are co-creating services in order to differentiate their offerings in the marketplace. The Masters are leading the way in this new, highly productive process and are significantly improving their competitive position in the process.
<p>A “Bermuda Triangle” of logistics management issues that are interconnected at the strategic level, and if not properly addressed will have disastrous results – <b><a href=Register Now and get practical advice on how to navigate through these issues: Available On-Demand, 24/7

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By Clive Purchase · August 12, 2011
The results of our 20th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics) reveal three specific issues in current logistics and transportation management that have the potential for disastrous results on operations if not properly addressed.
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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
2016 State of Logistics: Third-party logistics
2016 State of Logistics: Ocean freight
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