Articles | March 2012

Feature Stories

Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

Trying on a Tailor-made TMS

Ralph Lauren’s transport operations team lacked the ability to dynamically route international air freight according to real-time best service and cost options, and it showed in inflated shipping costs. When a market search found no suitable transportation management system (TMS) for international air freight, the company decided to create its own, with help from solutions provider Acuitive Solutions.

Reader Profile

Capt. Kazimir Kostrubala: Winging It

Kazimir Kostrubala manages military resources as squadron operations officer and installation deployment officer with the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 19th Airlift, at the Little Rock Air Force Base, Little Rock, Ark.

Commentary

Angela Yang

3PL LineAngela Yang

5 Ways to Excel in China

U.S. businesses operating in China face a number of challenges. Angela Yang of Penske Logistics Asia offers advice on supporting your business’ China operations.

Daniel Griswold

EcoDevDaniel Griswold

Getting in the Zone: FTZs Fuel Improved Logistics

Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are an essential tool for the growing business of third-party logistics. The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones’ Daniel Griswold outlines the benefits shippers can gain from using FTZs.

Henry Hicks

IT MattersHenry Hicks

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply chain disruptions become more manageable when shippers have supply chain technology that provides shipment visibility, writes Henry Hicks, Progress Software.

Dan Lockwood

ViewpointDan Lockwood

3PLs: Going Beyond Savings to True Value

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer shippers a variety of beneficial supply chain services, writes Dan Lockwood of Unishippers Global.

How-To

Ten Tips

Gaining More From 3PL Relationships

Getting your money’s worth from third-party logistics (3PL) service providers  requires willingness to commit to key relationships, according to these tips from supply chain consultant Valerie Bonebrake, Tompkins International.

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