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A.P. Moller-Maersk, the company intends to “transform” its logistics and supply chain model to compete with package delivery behemoths like UPS and Fedex.

The value of granular supply chain market intelligence to mainstream investors was made infinitely clear with today’s announcement that S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) will acquire Panjiva, Inc. to enhance its prominent role in the world’s economy.

While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000-plus American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain.

In an era of cutthroat competition and profit measured in pennies on the dollar, if a trucking company lasts ten years it’s worth celebrating. Only a handful of carriers operating today have ever logged 50 years in existence. Then there is Elizabeth, N.J.-based New England Motor Freight. NEMF, whose maroon colored trucks and trailers are ubiquitous in the Boston-New York-Washington “Acela Corridor,” hits the century mark this year as the company celebrates 100 years of operating during its year-long centennial celebration.

The Port of Oakland today reported that containerized export volume in January increased 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago.

American Airlines Cargo recently announced that it will implement “a next generation cargo management system” designed to enlarge its technology platform.

For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 9.2, which was well ahead of November’s 5.48 and in line with October’s 9.48. FTR said that December’s reading reflects a full capacity environment that is paced by ongoing strength in freight demand. Looking ahead, FTR said it expects the TCI to remain elevated and head higher in 2018, with trucking capacity “maxed out” and freight rates at their highest level in a number of years.

Co-written by Adrian Gonzalez, president of Adelante SCM, and Mike Glodziak, president & CEO of LEGACY Supply Chain Services, this ecommerce logistics leader series describes how you can get to market faster, by leveraging your existing network, resources, and relationships to their fullest potential as well as how you can use logistics as a competitive weapon.

U.S. ports are positioned for another solid year of growth, though the Trump administration's evolving stance on both domestic and international trade is a long-term development worth a close watch, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest sector briefing.

The rules for success in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment are still being written, however, you can minimize the risks and costs of scaling your operations, and get to market faster, by leveraging your existing network, resources, and relationships to their fullest potential.

Customers have unlimited buying options at their fingertips - speed to serve, product availability & customer experience have become the new tools in the seller’s arsenal to maintain market competitiveness.

A strong wind is expected to continue blowing on the economic seas in the first half of 2018 but could recede for the full year, based on the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was released late last week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

San Francisco-based Prologis released its third annual Logistics Rent Index recently, drawing on data from Prologis’ global portfolio and examines rental growth in critical logistics real estate markets throughout the world.

"Year of the Dog," was ushered in by a significant surge in inbound ocean carrier calls.

The report reflects data and sentiments from more than 500 contract warehousing operations, nearly 400 contract customers, and 10 public warehousing operations.




3Gtms

3Gtms is the fastest growing, Tier-1 transportation management system (TMS) provider. It is dedicated to helping shippers and logistics service providers gain… more

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson helps companies simplify their global supply chains. Skilled logistics employees apply a deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes… more

CSX

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail… more

Kuebix

Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) built on the latest cloud technology that is changing how companies purchase and manage freight. The… more

Landstar

Landstar’s network of independent agents and transportation capacity providers offers greater flexibility and a local presence that has a global reach. The… more

LEGACY Supply Chain Services

LEGACY Supply Chain Services is a third party logistics (3PL) provider. For over four decades, they’ve enhanced operations performance for businesses of… more

MercuryGate

At MercuryGate, we help company logistics operations be more profitable, productive, and efficient though the use of innovative transportation management software… more

PITT OHIO

In adhering to their “We´re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in… more


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The Transportation RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your transportation challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific transportation challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

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The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your WMS challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific WMS challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect WMS solution can be an indomitable challenge. Using this WMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your WMS Request for Proposal list.

Supply Chain RFP/RFI

The Supply Chain RFP is your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and receive free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information. It simplifies finding a pool of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list. The companies in the Logistics Planner have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up, and your request is totally confidential.

Software/Technology RFP/RFI

The Software/Technology is your direct pipeline to solutions for your logistics information technology challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific technology challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request. Whether it's WMS, TMS, Mobile or Cloud, our pros can help.

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Executive Education RFI

The Logistics and Supply Chain Education RFI can help you identify the schools, coursework, continuing education, distance learning and certification opportunities available from leading logistics educational institutions.

Upgrade and improve your logistics and supply chain skillsets. Whatever route you choose—advanced degree, executive education, certification or distance learning—the time and money you invest in your education today can pay off in continued career success tomorrow. Contact leading universities and professional institutions for the information you need to prepare for the future.

Third Party Logistics RFP/RFI

This 3PL Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Information (RFI) can help you find the 3PL and 4PL providers that can meet your specific 3PL service challenges and needs. The 3PL companies below will provide free, no-obligation third-party logistics advice, solutions, and information.

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