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By Mike Levans · June 7, 2016
Over the last few years, Logistics Management (LM) has championed the concept of evolving shipper/carrier/service provider collaboration—the idea that breaking down the walls of communication and creating transparency among all partners in a logistics network will yield process improvements and new efficiencies throughout the entire supply chain.
By John D. Schulz · June 6, 2016
In a masterpiece of collaboration, Birdsong discovers an intermodal route to China in an innovative solution that melds rail, port and ocean carrier partners to handle unexpectedly large export needs.
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By LM Staff · April 8, 2016
During this webcast we'll examine the competing strategies and cost effectiveness for completing the 'final mile' for residential and smaller deliveries. From automating communication to customer service and reliability we'll identify hot points critical to the final mile.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · October 26, 2015
Throughout logistics and the supply chain the conversation is the same. Organizations globally continue to struggle with the options – fully integrated systems or best-of-breed software integrations. During this session our experts in transportation software will explore best of breed integrations versus one-size fits all.
By LM Staff · October 19, 2015
Less-than-truckload and transit technology services provider SMC3 said it has acquired Transportation Costing Group (TCG), a provider of activity-based cost modeling software and other profitability management tools for LTL and truckload shippers.
By John D. Schulz · June 28, 2012
American businesses are on track to double exports by 2014, meaning million of new U.S. jobs that are fueling the overall economic recovery, according to a top Commerce Department official.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2012
As the calendar turns to 2012, along with it comes another year of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, and, of course, learning things about our multi-faceted logistics sector. And one of the primary ways of doing this is attending the various trade shows and conferences within the industry. Unless my calendar is playing tricks on me, that begins next week, when I head down to Atlanta for the SMC3 “Jump Start 2012” conference for the third straight year.
By Jeff Berman · January 24, 2011
What I am about to tell you is not new but at the same time it bears repeating: the federal gasoline tax has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994.
By Jeff Berman · January 21, 2011
In a wide-ranging speech at the SMC3 Winter Conference in Atlanta this week United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood provided an overview of various elements of the domestic transportation landscape from the White House’s perspective.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2011
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told shippers at the SMC3 annual winter meeting in Atlanta yesterday that cross-border trucking would be revived “as soon as possible.”
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2010
A study designed to examine current less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation pricing practices conducted by the supply chain management department at Auburn University—and sponsored by SMC3 is scheduled to kick off later this year.
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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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