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Straighten Up and Fly Right

Shippers can take several steps to rein in airfreight costs. These include checking that it’s truly necessary, combining air with other modes of transportation, incorporating air into their ongoing logistics planning, and developing strong relationships with freight forwarders. Read More

Anatomy of Hospital Supply Chain Disruptions

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, created a severe shortage of IV bags in the continental United States. The reason: Baxter International, one of the major suppliers, manufactures the products in the U.S. territory and was crippled by the loss of electricity to the island. As a result, many hospitals in the United States suffered an acute shortage of the critical resource. Read More

U.S. Seaports Need Multimodal Funding

U.S. port authorities identify more than $20 billion in projected multimodal port and rail access needs over the next decade, while one-third cite pressing rail project needs costing at least $50 million for each of their ports, according to a new American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) survey, The State of Freight III. Read More

Driverless Trucks: A Different Idea

There is so much effort and capital being directed at wanting to make trucks driverless, but if you don't need the driver, why do you need the truck? Read More

Disruptive Technologies Shake Up Supply Chains

When efficiency is the primary focus in integrated supply chain management, every little bit that helps to tighten both front- and back-end processes helps. Increasingly, companies in a variety of verticals are achieving such efficiencies by leaning on disruptive technologies. Read More

Internal Audits: The Cornerstone of Compliance

Internal audits are the cornerstone of your compliance program. Monitoring your performance, and that of your customs broker, is the only way to determine if the policies and procedures you’ve put in place are effective. Read More

Bridging the Gap Between Women and Funding

Thirty women have become small business owners in the trucking industry thanks to the efforts of Expediter Services (ES), in conjunction with the Women in Trucking Association. Read More

Footwear E-Tailers: Shoe Me The Money

As e-commerce continues to grow, footwear brands and retailers benefit from continually increasing sales. The challenge for e-tailers is to be profitable while dealing with fickle consumer tastes and product seasonality, a high return rate and large number of SKUs, and packaging that’s larger and bulkier than its parent category, apparel. Read More

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3PL Spotlight: 3PLs Put on the White Gloves

The annual 3PL edition reveals how logistics service providers dish up VIP service for their shipper customers and spotlights the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers that IL editors deem best in class. We also honor the reader-voted Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. Did your 3PL make these lists? This edition also delves into supply chain trends, from the shifting automotive roadmap to smart steps footwear e-tailers are taking. Also: Special Projects: Navigating Every Twist and Turn

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