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Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous move planning plays a significant role in the success of any company's truckload operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. But understanding of applications of this concept and use of tools that can facilitate its implementation have been limited. This whitepaper draws on...[more]


Safety in Logistics Operations

Safety in Logistics Operations

In logistics operations, the commitment to safety is all too often like the half-hearted embrace we give to an older aunt we occasionally see at family gatherings. We do it because we have to and it’s expected. But we’re not giving safety the full-on bear   hug it deserves. This eBook...[more]


The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

Many shippers commoditize the services of third party logistics providers (3PLs), believing that the best result will come from micromanagement and constant price pressure. In fact, the opposite is true. The more you, as the outsourcing company, invest in the relationship – as a partner, not an...[more]


Look Who's Riding the Rails: Why Rail Has Become a Viable Option for Grocery Manufacturers

Look Who’s Riding the Rails: Why Rail Has Become a Viable Option for Grocery Manufacturers

Slow service. Indirect routes. Poor visibility. These are just some of the reasons consumer goods companies have given for avoiding use of intermodal rail for freight moves. But rail service has improved to the point that products that would never have seen the inside of an intermodal container are...[more]


Free Green Freight Handbook Now Available

Free Green Freight Handbook Now Available

The Green Freight Handbook is a practical guide to making changes that cut emissions and save costs in logistics operations. This free, 66-page guide was developed by the green freight team at Environmental Defense Fund. It is chock full of helpful information on sustainable freight strategies,...[more]


Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Orchestrating the end-to-end transportation process hasn't gotten any easier over the last decade. Working effectively with customers, suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, government agencies, and customs brokers continues to be a challenge. Expanding global trade and tightening capacity are...[more]


Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

A public-private partnership at the high-volume ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is engaged in real-world testing of innovative technologies and processes aimed at breaking one of the ports' biggest log-jams: queues of drayage trucks waiting to enter marine terminals. If successful, the...[more]


Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings

Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings

Analyzing your supply chain to see where you can lower costs? Read this white paper for the top 10 ways to achieve transportation savings--fast. Please CLICK HERE to view this white paper.[more]


Truckload Fuel Surcharges: How They Work and What They Cost

Truckload Fuel Surcharges: How They Work and What They Cost

To reduce overall costs, shippers often modify their fuel surcharges by changing the index, raising the peg, or raising the escalator. But which of these methods actually can achieve the goal? Using the latest research on fuel surcharges, this paper explains how fuel surcharges work, what actually...[more]


Cargo Theft: How Cargo is Targeted and What Can Be Done About It

Cargo Theft: How Cargo is Targeted and What Can Be Done About It

Mitigating risk of cargo theft begins with an understanding how criminals operate and what types of commodities they target is the first step to protecting your freight. This white paper explores who the criminals are, where freight is at risk, which commodities are most at risk, and ways to reduce...[more]


Global Shipping: Protecting the Value of Goods

Global Shipping: Protecting the Value of Goods

Global air and ocean shipments must follow unique international regulations that often favor carriers. Understanding how your cargo insurance policy covers your risks and liability is critical for regulatory compliance and protecting the value of your goods. The white paper helps you understand...[more]


Choosing a 3PL for Food Distribution: 5 Critical Areas to Evaluate

Choosing a 3PL for Food Distribution: 5 Critical Areas to Evaluate

To find the right partner, make sure you ask the right questions.[more]


Panama Canal Expansion: Impact on the Volume of Imports at Southern California Ports

The Ports of LA and Long Beach will continue to be North America's freight gateway.[more]


Logistics Management for Mining Companies: Fine Tuning a Neglected Function Can Drive Profit, Service Excellence

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who specialize in industrial freight can provide targeted solutions that reduce operating costs and improve service levels.[more]


Advanced Sourcing - Achieving the Next Level of Savings and Efficiency in Your Supply Chain

In the supply chain and sourcing domains, companies are changing the way they source, produce and distribute goods or services to their customers, in search of reduced costs and greater efficiency.[more]


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