Transportation Management

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 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 Michael Levans · July 1, 2015
If you’re looking for a good summer read to slip into your beach bag, look no further than the issue of Logistics Management (LM) that you’re currently holding—especially if you’re a fan of “feel-good” bestsellers.
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.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 18, 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 Jeff Berman · May 13, 2015
SEKO said New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, which has more than $2 billion of committed capital in companies in the global transportation industry, including logistics, distribution, and, freight, among others, will serve as its private equity growth partner.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2014
New research and analysis offers suggestions of a new modal mix and a subsequent distribution process designed to help retailers meet more pressing customer demands.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2014
The editorial staff of Logistics Management(LM) is thrilled to again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For 15 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations in the market, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to streamline its company’s operations and contribute to the bottom line.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2014
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2014
The $35 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, benefitting from a rebound in the U.S. industrial sector, is enjoying a renaissance after five lean years. And leading LTL executives say it’s about time.
By John D. Schulz · January 1, 2014
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.
By Peter Moore · January 1, 2014
Shippers who are facing pricing pressure from driver shortages, new regulations, and rising fuel and equipment costs frequently ask me: “How can we get the carriers to be more efficient?” I interpret more as: “How can I save money without suffering from poor service?”
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2011
This new offering is “designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies, and introduce Lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.”
<p>Research by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that shippers who aggregated low volume lanes acquired favorable pricing. See how aggregating lanes and contract pricing can save shippers up to 15 percent.</p> WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · September 21, 2011
Research by students at the MIT showed that shippers who aggregated low volume lanes acquired favorable pricing.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2011
Following a proposed multi-year transportation reauthorization by the Republican Leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has unveiled an outline for its take on new legislation.

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