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  • Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

    May 26, 2016

    Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.” This cliché term implies conditions are ideal for the creation of a pending negative event. Recently, it has been used to describe the outlook for U.S. exports.

  • No Address? No Problem

    May 4, 2016

    The growth of e-commerce is skyrocketing. According to market research firm, eMarketer, e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $3.5 trillion within five years and nowhere is that growth expected to leap the fastest than in emerging markets.

  • Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

    May 4, 2016

    For this week’s blog post we would like to look at a case study of what happens when supply chain security is weak for a product that is in high demand.

  • #1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

    May 4, 2016

    Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get the greatest possible savings.

  • Spring Starts Slowly

    Apr 27, 2016

    Tax day has come and gone and we are all still standing. The GDP is slinking along at plus or minus 1 percent in the first quarter the economy appears gloomy. Don’t be too depressed as things will get better as the year goes on.

  • ‘Uberization’ has arrived – can logistics survive?

    Apr 27, 2016

    Logistics companies are increasingly using technology to help activate under-used assets. But that’s just the tip of the ice-berg. The ‘Uberization’ of logistics is set to completely change the way logistics is done.

  • April Market Update: Transportation Industry News

    Apr 20, 2016

    The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in March, nudging the unemployment rate to 5%

  • The Inside Scoop: Future of Omnichannel Supply Chain and How Leading Retailers are Building their Strategy

    Apr 20, 2016

    Having complete inventory visibility for effective demand-planning and a robust distribution and supply chain network, are the two key things to master in order to be truly omnichannel.

  • Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

    Apr 19, 2016

    Another natural disaster brings forth another reminder of the importance of supply chain risk mitigation. This time, two earthquakes on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean have impacted lives as well as supply chains.

  • 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.