Transportation

By LM Staff · September 25, 2013
Sixty-seven percent of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers say their departments are more focused on building collaborative relationships with suppliers than on obtaining the lowest costs, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2013
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners recently voted in favor of port staff’s recommendation to eliminate a never-used container fee created nearly six years ago to help finance major rail, highway and bridge improvement projects.
By Patrick Burnson · September 5, 2013
It has been nearly three months since floodwaters devastated several communities around southern Alberta in one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit the province
By Patrick Burnson · September 4, 2013
Although a recent Securities and Exchange Commission ruling requires publicly traded companies must disclose the origins of conflict minerals contained in their products by May 2014, many supply chain managers may fail to meet the deadline.
By Mary Collins Holcomb and Karl Manrodt · September 1, 2013
The Masters of Logistics have developed strategic partnerships with carriers that enable them to keep costs low while providing innovative service to their customers—and our data show that this value-added perspective is leading to performance that is significantly better than their competitors.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2013
In this new era of collaboration, some third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are working with enlightened shippers on a new approach rooted in recognition that better logistics management can have a direct impact on the bottom line for both parties. Here’s one example of how it’s being done.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2013
That crisp, fall breeze signals that it’s time to dig into the findings of Logistics Management’s (LM) Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics), the clearest breakdown available of transportation spending across modes and the by far the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are managing their operations in current economic conditions.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2013
It’s been 15 years since I sold a successful third-party logistics business to a group of investors. And I would like to say that the strategy and market approach of the third party logistics provider (3PL) industry has changed greatly in those years, but I can’t.
By MMH Staff · August 28, 2013
Project sites already use hydrogen fuel cells to power forklifts in their warehouses.
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2013
In this exclusive interview with Steve Flowers, President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding, readers are provided with additional insights.
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2013
Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports due to a widening U.S. production-cost advantage over leading European nations and Japan are likely to be seen in chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group
By Patrick Burnson · August 16, 2013
Matson, Inc. had another solid quarter, driven by continuing strength in its Hawaii trade, modest volume gains in its other trade lanes and a better result in Logistics. And while most “mega” carriers lost money this year, this specialized one found a way to make some.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk the red carpet to receive their award for outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2013
Foodservice equipment and supply company leverages its technology partnership to secure capacity, simplify rates, and cut 12 percent from its transportation spending. Here’s how they did it.

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