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All Things Intermodal: Highlights from the 2014 IANA Expo

IANA Expo

As this year’s chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), I was thrilled to meet with over 1,700 of my colleagues at the annual Intermodal Expo, which was held September 21-23 in Long Beach, CA. Many commented that this year’s show truly represented the professionalism and maturity that intermodal has achieved within the U.S. freight transportation mix. » Read More

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market-Updates Domestic

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More

Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

Supply Chain Disruptions: Comparing Best in Class to All Others

Supply Chain Infographic

No matter how much you try, planning can only lessen, never eliminate, the risk of certain disruptions because it’s impossible to plan for every eventuality. What potential supply chain disruptions keep you up at night? All too often we only focus on negative supply chain disruptions, but sometimes positive changes can distort our plans just as easily. » Read More

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

China eCommerce

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last five years. During last year’s Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the biggest ecommerce giant reported sales of over $3 billion (USD) in 24 hours, once again proving the increasing purchasing power of the Chinese consumers. » Read More

Strategically Managing Your Spend: An Infographic

Manage Spend

The first three quarters of 2014 impacted a lot of supply chain budgets. The combination of inclement weather, capacity shortages, and stiff marketplace competition had many companies spending more than budgeted.

When budgets are affected, organizations often take it to mean they need to focus on spending less. However, spending less usually only leads to short term success. » Read More