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  • 12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

    Apr 13, 2016

    The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors.

  • 3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

    Apr 6, 2016

    When the housing market collapsed in 2008, the US and global economies went into a tailspin. Stocks plunged, layoffs became normal, and shippers scaled back operations in favor of surviving the collapse.

  • The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

    Apr 6, 2016

    Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers.

  • Leadership: Why Recruiting More Women In Supply Chain Matters

    Apr 5, 2016

    Successful and well-balanced companies know that women business leaders—and their exceptional leadership skills—provide major benefits. But why is recruiting more female talent in supply chain and logistics still an issue?

  • Truck Tonnage Jumps in February

    Mar 30, 2016

    The American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a big jump in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index for February. Up 7.2% month-to-month, year-to-date tonnage is up 4.8%. The association’s Economist cautioned however that the February jump was likely the result of a weaker than average January, which declined 0.3% from December.

  • Springtime Brings Flowers and Hope

    Mar 30, 2016

    There is a lot of economic data coming in providing a hint of what’s coming in the second quarter that will impact the transportation and logistics industry. Let’s take a look at the highlights.

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    A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

    Mar 22, 2016

    Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. We selected a few facts to share with you :-

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    How the E-Commerce Boom Triggered a Transformation in Retail Logistics

    Mar 21, 2016

    In recent times, Business 2 Consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales have massively increased in popularity.

  • UK vs USA Omnichannel Winner? (Part 2 of 6-part Podcast Series)

    Mar 9, 2016

    Tactical discussion on distribution-center redesign for omnichannel fulfilment and complete inventory visibility with John Munnelly, Head of Operations at John Lewis ($13+ billion British department store chain), responsible for JL’s state-of-the-art 2mn sqft automated distribution center, fulfilling to both stores and customers.

  • Jabil, Bose & Zebra Technologies Exclusive Q+A Interview

    Mar 9, 2016

    As the hi-tech industry is faced with increasingly complex global markets, increased customer pressures, evolving demand for real-time shipment visibility, reduced cycle times and inventory levels coupled with major economic fluctuations, hi-tech supply chain executives are looking for solutions that can help meet these challenges.

  • 3PLs and Logistics Service Providers—Is the Future Changing?

    Mar 4, 2016

    Reverse outsourcing. Cutting out the middle man. Not using the usual suspects. These are what shippers—retailers, manufacturers, and others—are doing. At the same time, 3PLs and logistics service providers (LSPs) are dealing with and competing in a commoditized industry where price is the key differentiator.

  • M&S’s David Walmsley on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy (Part 1 of 6-part Podcast Series)

    Mar 2, 2016

    Strategy is one of many recent publications to highlight UK’s status as one of the world’s leaders in omnichannel retail. Why is the UK always so consistently highly ranked?

  • Perhaps Bigger is Not Better – Small Stores Make a Comeback

    Mar 2, 2016

    As retailers report fourth quarter earnings, a troubling but not so surprising story is emerging – brick & mortar retailers are in trouble. Declining foot traffic thanks to changing preferences and shifts towards online shopping are a part of the problem but perhaps part of the problem are the stores themselves. Remember the old adage “Bigger is better” as we witness the growth of big box stores?

  • How are Hi-Tech Companies Optimizing for Growth or Adapting to Demand

    Mar 2, 2016

    Hi-tech is facing unprecedented pressures to tackle the challenges it is facing – mitigating risk, decreasing lead-time, becoming more consumer-centric to name three.

  • Exclusive Hi-Tech Supply Chain Presentation Pack

    Feb 24, 2016

    More than once you’ve probably looked at some new digital or technological development and asked yourself, “How can we use that to combat supply chain challenges, risks and pain points”.

  • Interaction Report From Logistics CIO Forum

    Feb 24, 2016

    On 16 and 17 February, the eyefortransport 17th Annual Logistics CIO Forum took place in Amsterdam.

  • 5 Reasons Content Marketing In Supply Chain Is So Important

    Feb 24, 2016

    How to tackle supply chain conundrums, manage industry thought leadership and engage your target audience.

  • How Delivery Can Enhance The E-Commerce Experience

    Feb 17, 2016

    The first wave of e-commerce was about price, according to Temando CEO and co-founder Carl Hartmann. E-commerce's second wave is all about the customer experience.

  • The Economy: The Good and the Bad

    Feb 11, 2016

    The bad news: the rest of the world is struggling in a weak economy as China slows and oil prices bottom out. The good news: the U.S is putting along with a barely positive GDP of 0.7 percent annualized in the fourth quarter. After further revision the GDP number could slip further to 0.5percent. The slowdown is impacting the demand for logistics services as we will explore later.

  • Disrupting Latin America’s Final Mile

    Feb 11, 2016

    Even though Latin America’s economic situation is certainly not the best, there are pockets of optimism across the region. Among the biggest is the growth of e-commerce. While it is not on the same scale as in Europe, the US or China, it is, nonetheless, growing at a fast clip.

  • UPS Webinar Recording: How Hi-tech Companies are Adapting to Meet Global Demand

    Feb 11, 2016

    Each year, UPS talks to some of the hi-tech industry’s most influential supply chain decision-makers to find out what’s on the horizon. They discuss opportunities and challenges ahead and discover new behaviours, refined strategies, and ideas ripe for adoption.

  • Align Your Inventory With Fluctuating

    Feb 11, 2016

    Retail is undergoing the biggest transformation since the eCommerce boom, and unsurprisingly the future of the industry isn’t either in online or offline, but in the seemliness combination of channels.

  • 2 Big Ways Robotics Continues to Transform Manufacturing

    Feb 3, 2016

    When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing? If the auto industry videos you were shown in high school come to mind, you are not alone. That was historically the most accurate depiction of robotics.

  • 6 Signs You're Ready for a New Supply Chain Execution Solution

    Jan 27, 2016

    Customers expect and demand flawless customer service from suppliers and those suppliers are turning to logistics service providers to meet new and more demanding customer requirements. Are you ready to compete for their business?

  • Omnichannel and e-Commerce Supply Chain Management – 2016

    Jan 27, 2016

    E-commerce and Omnichannel—especially the e-commerce segment—have been and are changing retailing