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By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph. D., Professor, University of Tennessee Karl B. Manrodt, PH. D., Professor, Georgia College and State University ·
September 20, 2016
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.
By Mike Levans ·
September 1, 2016
This month marks the 25th year that Logistics Management’s September issue has featured the findings of the “Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics),” the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes—and by far the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are currently managing their operations.
By LM Staff ·
August 1, 2016
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners.
By Jeff Berman ·
July 20, 2016
Niles, Illinois-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider AFN Logistics said today it has acquired HA Advantage, the Transportation Management System (TMS) and less-than-truckload (LTL) division of HA Logistics Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of transportation and logistics services for small- and medium-sized companies.
By LM Staff ·
July 8, 2016
July 2016 Logistics Management - Management Update
By Patrick Burnson ·
June 7, 2016
With the complex economic and global trade environment pushing rates higher and capacity tighter, shippers and their procurement teams are under pressure to nail down the right suppliers and transportation partners—while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.
By Bridget McCrea ·
June 6, 2016
By enabling collaboration and optimization across previously siloed functions, supply chain software convergence helps shippers better leverage their IT investments across the enterprise. Here’s how the concept has evolved—and the vendors that have jumped into the game.
By C3 Solutions ·
June 2, 2016
A guide to better understanding the market, the software and the benefits
By Enspire ·
May 11, 2016
Before investing in enabling technology, learn more about each stage - from order placement to fulfillment - and how each stage must be properly addressed to maximize customer service and sales.
By Kofax ·
May 11, 2016
This white paper outlines key areas where third party logistics (3PLs), carriers, retailers and manufacturing companies can replace manual repetitive work within their operations with new and innovative robotic process automation technology solutions.
By PLS Logistics ·
April 13, 2016
Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. But now, low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created a need to cut costs through better transportation management.
By Peter Moore ·
April 1, 2016
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
By Ben Camiel ·
November 16, 2015
Explore the value of building a TMS on carrier connectivity, explain the difference between doing this yourself versus working with a vendor that has baked this connectivity into its solution, and show the benefits that come from making this move early in the TMS selection and implementation process.
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 Bridget McCrea ·
June 1, 2015
We define the meaning of “supply chain software convergence,” show how it’s being put to work in logistics operations, and share how vendors are stepping up to offer platforms that work seamlessly with one another in an effort to solve today’s complex challenges.