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By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2015
Various reports published in recent months have focused on what e-commerce bellwether Amazon is up to these days in regards to its concept for a retail store. This store is not a typical one in which you enter through the front door, pick out what you want, pay for them, and then leave. A terrific article in the online technology publication Re/code discusses the store, which is based on a patent Amazon filed.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2015
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.
By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2015
NRF's Jonathan Gold explains that the past year was replete with disruptions, slowdowns and partial shutdown, which can no longer be the norm, saying ports and dockworkers must adapt to ensure they provide shippers with the predictability and stability they need.
By Mike Regan · May 28, 2015
Last month, I gave a presentation to a group of senior transportation and supply chain executives. It was entitled “Predictable Surprises,” because it addressed how transportation and supply chain professionals can eliminate unpleasant surprises by looking at and evaluating issues in the transportation industry, and projecting how those issues will affect their companies.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) had nothing but praise for the Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).
By Patrick Burnson · May 22, 2015
The Chamber of Marine Commerce today joins governments, policymakers, industry and the general public in celebrating the nation’s merchant marine industry, but also urges reforms to ensure greater industrial competitiveness, jobs and prosperity.
By Meryl Wexler president of Wellness Resolutions, LLC. · May 22, 2015
A well-designed driver wellness program could make the job more attractive and help alleviate driver turnover.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 20, 2015
One theme tied together all of the presentations, regardless of the topic: The importance of data.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 19, 2015
Manufacturing, transportation, and distribution are changing before our eyes. While organizations try to figure out what change means to their organizations, its important to remember that the physical movement of goods isn’t going way.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 17, 2015
Supply chain management is evolving from a series of sequential links in the chain to a supply network. That may impact how the warehouse of the future operates.
By Patrick Burnson · May 14, 2015
In the wake of the prolonged Pacific Rim dockside labor crisis, four Republican Senators have introduced what they call “common-sense” sunshine reforms for U.S. port authorities.
By Jeff Berman · May 11, 2015
According to the ATA, total 2014 trucking industry revenue was $700.4 billion, which alone is a staggering number, but making it all the more impressive is that it represents the first time annual industry revenue has topped $700 billion.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 9, 2015
UPS and FedEx have changed they way they charge our customers to ship their orders. That's created an opportunity for our industry to play a role in reducing packaging and shipping costs.
By Patrick Burnson · May 8, 2015
The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 7, 2015
Procurement is being asked to innovate and transform its processes. But the profession is still measured on cost reduction. Can we have it all?

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