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    M&A in the Trucking Market: Should Buyers be Concerned?

    As major transportation and logistics companies seek to expand through mergers and acquisitions, buyers can expect mixed effects

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Latest Articles

Freight Payment Systems: Logistics Leans Towards Software

Beroe Inc.

Shippers spend an average of 54% of total logistics expenditures on transportation and large manufacturing and distribution companies will have multiple shipments through multiple carriers in a day. Managing freight audit and bill payments are key challeng… Read More

The Top Five Advantages of Earning a Logistics Degree

Guest Editor

From logistics software operations and logistics engineering to management roles in warehouses and transportation, there’s no lack of logistics career variety. Across the board, logisticians play a crucial role in eliminating inefficiencies and reducing co… Read More

Will Hanjin’s Bankruptcy Cause Freight Rates to Rise?

Anup Varghese

Hanjin’s bankruptcy has occurred at a time considered to be peak season in terms of annual demand, calling for vessels doing key routes (such as Asia to Europe in this case) to operate at full capacity. Accommodating the tons of cargo that were scheduled t… Read More

What Ails Your Pharmaceutical Global Supply Chain? Get It Back on Track!

Guest Editor

You can’t ignore the challenges in a global supply chain, but there have been significant changes that can help overcome those that plague the pharma industry. An efficient supply chain management which utilizes modern technology plays a vital role in stre… Read More

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Latest Blog Posts

I’m Worried About Procurement

Rich Weissman
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Economics drives the supply chain. This is more than aligning supply and demand. It is about how a global economy works and its impact on your company and your suppliers. Economics is not the “dismal science” as once maligned. It is at the root of everythi… Read More

Autonomous Vehicles (Robot Trucks) Will Redesign the Entire Supply Chain

Tom DePaoli
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Supply chain professionals must rethink their entire logistics strategies both eternally and internally with the emergence of robot trucks. Read More

What Santa Can Learn From Procurement

Gordon Shishodia
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Can you think of a organization with a truly global presence that is unaware of the value an effective procurement organization can add to its business model? Only the most backwards of business leaders have their heads in the sand when it comes to procure… Read More

Road Warrior

Rich Weissman
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Highways do not intimidate me. I’d much rather be in a line of trucks than just about with anyone else out on the interstate. But these days my highway reference point is shifting. Perhaps the chronic driver shortage has impacted the natural selection of d… Read More

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Anecdotal evidence and some qualitative research suggests that "favored shippers" - companies for which carriers prefer to haul freight - obtain better pricing and service. But do they? In this paper, Iowa State University researchers explain: How they sought to understand the voice of U.S. truck…