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Three Megatrends Driving International Logistics

Three Megatrends Driving International Logistics

Phil Marlowe, chief logistician with Acuitive Solutions, looks at three trends that are having a big impact on freight moving from China to the U.S. by air and ocean. [Run Time (Min.): 8:16][more]

Improving Infrastructure in the Midwest: A Delicate Balancing Act

Improving Infrastructure in the Midwest: A Delicate Balancing Act

Every major infrastructure improvement initiative today must take into account a variety of stakeholders and transportation modes. Mary Lamie, executive director of the St. Louis Regional Freightway, explains how the project can satisfy the needs of all parties, public and private. [Run Time...[more]

Industry Insights From NLDC Founder

When Jim Bowes established the National Logistics & Distribution Conference 10 years ago his aim was to provide a small, collegial, non-sales oriented conference for senior supply chain executives. Bowes discusses how NLDC has evolved and what he thinks the future holds for the conference and...[more]

Cutting-Edge Ideas for Optimizing the Supply Chain

Wayne Zorn, vice president of customer solutions with Solvoyo, lays out the tradeoffs that sellers must make between satisfying customer demands and calculating cost to serve. [Run Time (Min.): 10:26] [more]

Four Transportation Trends That Are Transforming Retail

Matt Menner, senior vice president of strategic account management with Transplace, examines four macro trends affecting transportation: capacity, human capital, carrier-shipper relations and information technology. [Run Time (Min.): 13:05] [more]

Is Transportation Becoming a Commodity?

A discussion with Mary Holcomb, professor at the University of Tennessee, about the results of the 22nd annual Study on Trends and Issues in Transportation and Logistics, conducted by UT, Georgia Southern University and Con-way. [Run Time (Min.): 11:13] [more]

The World of Humanitarian Supply Chains

Supply chain and logistics play key roles in responding to acute humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters or armed conflict, and in meeting chronic needs such as remote, hard-to-supply medical clinics. Jarrod Goentzel describes how the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is working to improve both...[more]

Globalization of the Lead Logistics Provider Model

The Lead Logistics Provider model is gaining traction in all areas of the world as companies that use multiple logistics providers look for help in managing that complexity, says Stefano Arganese, CEO of DHL Freight. Arganese explains DHL's new branded service GreenLink that consolidates the...[more]

Continuing to Add Logistics Value in a Commodity-centric Environment

Third-party logistics will not become a commoditized service as long as providers continue to add value and differentiate their product offerings, says Greg Spudic, vice president of marketing and sales at Dimerco Express. Winning strategies are based on anticipating customer needs and meeting...[more]

Using a 3PL to Simplify Shipments to and from Mexico

Third party logistics companies with experience in Mexico and strong partnerships with leading Mexican carriers and customs brokers can make cross-border shipping a truly seamless activity, says Dennis McCaffrey of XPO Logistics. This capability will become more important in coming months as...[more]

New CEO of CEVA Logistics Shares Unique Industry Perspective

Having spent most of his career as an executive in the chemical industry, Marv Schlanger, new CEO of CEVA Logistics, has a unique perspective on the global 3PL industry. He shares his views as "the new kid on the block" and explains why he is optimistic about the future of CEVA and of the industry...[more]

Mexico's Improving Logistics Environment

A new reform-minded government, a stable economy and sound infrastructure are among the factors combining to make Mexico a good market for logistics operations, says Eric Markeset, who is based in Mexico City as principal of consulting firm Tsol. Markeset provides an in-depth look at the logistics...[more]

Leveraging the Private Sector to Get Life-Saving Drugs to Africa

Leveraging the Private Sector to Get Life-Saving Drugs to Africa

The Supply Chain Management Systems Project is a PEPFAR funded program administered by USAID designed to get life-saving drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDs to many developing countries, most of them in Africa. Clinton De Souza, Warehousing and Distribution Principal Advisor, explains how the...[more]

Game Changer for Global 3PL Industry?

A new air ship capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and with a 66-ton cargo capacity could be a game-changer in the 3PL industry, says Shenny Yao, vice president of Worldwide Aeros, developer of the Aeroscraft. Yao explains how the Aeroscraft's technology overcomes failings of past airships...[more]

Analysis of State of Logistics Report

The logistics sector in 2011 was characterized by flat freight volume and higher rates, says Rosalyn Wilson, who researches and writes the annual State of Logistics report. Wilson discusses highlights from the 23rd annual report, released in June, and provides insights into what early data are...[more]

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