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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators
A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment.... »

Too Many Happy Returns: The Struggle to Predict Reverse Logistics
The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is... »

Here Are the Top 5 Perishables With the Fastest-Growing Demand for Air Cargo
During the current period of robust demand for air cargo services, some of the hottest commodities sold have come in the form of perishable goods. The exotic nature of some... »

Videos
The Changing World of Logistics Outsourcing The Changing World of Logistics Outsourcing
The world of logistics outsourcing has changed dramatically over the last five years. John Burke, chief executive officer of Armada, traces its evolution, and discusses the... »

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers
With the advent of the omnichannel, and the increasing complexity of global supply chains, logistics service providers are finding it essential to radically redefine their... »

Efficiency & Sustainability in Freight Management at Whirlpool Efficiency & Sustainability in Freight Management at Whirlpool
Whirlpool rewards members of its carrier base that employ fuel-saving processes, says Kara Hegg, head of North America carrier management for the appliance manufacturer. [Run... »

Editors' Blog
Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'
If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.... »

Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing
Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.... »

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy
Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?... »

News
Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn
The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies... »

Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico
The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical... »

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS
Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses,... »

  White Papers
Transportation Management Benchmark Survey
What are the market conditions and key elements that make for transportation management success? The objective of this Descartes benchmark study was not only to identify the... »

Enterprise Labeling for Dummies
This book is the definitive source on Enterprise Labeling for Dummies! It offers an easy-to-understand explanation of Enterprise Labeling and how it can help a company... »

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?
Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization,... »

Podcasts
Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers
For transportation providers in the e-commerce era, the choice is clear: disrupt, or be disrupted.... »

Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey
It takes more than deep water to accommodate a modern-day containership. Sometimes you have to raise a bridge as well.... »

Can a Startup Succeed in Logistics Today? Can a Startup Succeed in Logistics Today?
How can a new company break into the venerable freight-forwarding business? Technology holds the key.... »

Supplier Case Studies
Intermodal Rail Investment Prepares Port for Higher Cargo Volumes
Challenge: Next generation ships carry more cargo than ever before. How can a port increase throughput in an environmentally sustainable manner while ensuring speed to market... »

Strategic Sourcing and Inbound Transportation Solutions
Challenge: A natural foods distributor had a significant freight spend with specific requirements for each shipment. Because of this and their distribution network, their... »

Large Retailer Supports Growth and Reduces Costs With New Distribution Center Design
Challenge: After making numerous acquisitions, a large omni-channel retailer and was operating out of three different facilities. The company wanted to reduce costs without... »

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