January 9, 2023 · Our annual gathering of freight transportation industry analysts reveals some common themes, largely around the notion that rates are not likely to increase much—if at all—in some modes and will continue declining in others. Does this mean things are stabilizing?
January 7, 2023 · My favorite Logistics Management (LM) tradition is our Annual Rate Outlook cover story that becomes a live webcast (Jan. 26)—the ultimate one-two punch for shippers looking to gain clarity on costs in the year ahead.
January 5, 2023 · With worldwide shortages and supply chain disruptions, companies have changed how they source and manufacture parts and finished products. The Reshoring Institute studied and compared global labor rates around the world—and what follows are the high-level results of a study comparing labor rates in 13 different countries.
January 5, 2023 · The NextGen Supply Chain Awards recognized 10 industry leaders, leading solution providers, startups and supply chain visionaries who are leading the way in the adoption of NextGen technologies.
January 5, 2023 · As the transportation environment becomes increasingly complex, transportation management systems are being called upon more than ever to meet shippers’ needs. Industry analysts contend that TMS “just keeps getting better,” with much of that momentum being driven by end users that are continually asking vendors to fold more capabilities and functionalities into their software portfolios.
January 5, 2023 · With the “old guard” leaving the sector, new blood is moving into the freight payment industry. They are more data-driven, faster, and more international—and savvy shippers are benefiting by realizing lower, better-managed freight bills.
January 5, 2023 · It’s a profitable and sustainable solution to SDD and NDD that can help retailers remain competitive in today’s demanding environment.
January 5, 2023 · Service providers who can enable shippers and receivers to quickly assess their own supply chain networks, and gain insights into customer demand and order patterns, will be setting themselves up for success.
January 5, 2023 · Operational priorities and infrastructure constraints should guide motive power choice, though lithium is seen as gaining ground in the long term. Every option has its strong points, so it comes down to using the goals of each operation to guide it down the best motive power path.
January 5, 2023 · AMR deployments have been gaining ground to address labor availability issues. Fleets often start small in pilots and add robots over time, but how do you get to a better system? Success factors include proper solution scoping, RaaS options, integration platforms, and may involve software to orchestrate multiple AMR fleets.
January 5, 2023 · Here’s how companies can use automation, technology and other advanced tools to support and nurture their evolving workforces in today’s competitive business environment.
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