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Category: Transportation

Inbound Terms Conversion Best Practices

Also listed in: Financial Services

Many companies remain unaware of just how much their inbound freight costs them because these charges are “buried” in the prices they pay for the goods. “Collect” payment terms allow companies to pay for their own inbound transportation costs rather than their vendors. This not only gives a company greater control over their network—often resulting in greater visibility, tracking, and monitoring—but is frequently more cost-effective as well. For details, download this free whitepaper.

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Do "Favored Shippers" Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? 

Also listed in: Trucking-TL

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 h, ow they sought to understand the voice of U.S. truckload carriers, how they quantitatively measured the effects of "favored shipper" characteristics on transportation costs, and what characteristics actually make shippers favored in the transportation marketplace.

Examination of On-Time Delivery Service in a JIT Environment 

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

Adopting just-in-time (JIT) inventory principles has enhanced production operational efficiency, cost effectiveness and customer responsiveness for many organizations. But the real key to success is providing a solution that applies JIT principles to the specifics of each client’s industry and accurately tracks and delivers on-time performance, regardless of industry conditions, leading to the greatest competitive advantage.

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Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Also listed in: E-Commerce

Amazon is driving consumer delivery expectations. Their delivery services are not just the gold standard, they re THE standard by which other retailers are judged. Amazon is the reason people now think 2-day-and-under delivery times are no longer expedited service;  they re expected service. So what's a retailer not named Amazon to do? Make your last mile your best mile. Last-mile service is truly the make-or-break part of a transaction. When a customer is either pleased with delivery services or disappointed if something goes wrong, the appreciation (or the blame) goes not to the logistics provider but to the retailer. There are a host of options and strategies to improve last-mile service, but to make your last-mile service a true competitive advantage, you ll need two things: technology and the right logistics provider. Find out more by downloading this free whitepaper.

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The Evolving Freight Forwarding Market (2017) 

Also listed in: Freight Forwarding

Digitization is the future for freight forwarders, according to the results of a survey conducted in April 2017 and based on 80 responses. This whitepaper details those results, including how the freight forwarding market is being redefined, critical pain points, what customers value most from their forwarders, market share changes, and more. Technology is leading the way for supply chains and forwarders have taken note: according to the survey, digitization is not a "nice to have" but a "need to have" for all supply chains.

Game Changer – Transportation Spend Intelligence

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Best-in-class analytics can transform transportation cost data into an advantage for any company. Analytics can eliminate the pain involved with managing raw transportation data and converting it into actionable intelligence – reducing the time required to produce analyses or take action. But with such promise comes hype, making it difficult to distinguish between solutions.  In this whitepaper, you'll learn what a best-in-class transportation spend analytics solution should deliver.

Considerations for Complying With the ELD Mandate

Also listed in: Trucking

Learn how to get the most return on investment from your fleet while also abiding by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new mandate requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to log drivers' record of duty status. This whitepaper explores what the mandate entails, and the features and functions of ELDs. It also includes advice on how to successfully implement these devices into your existing systems. 

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Full Digital Issue

January 2017

(336 pages • 86.4 MB PDF)

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Sponsor Spotlight

(37 pages • 9.9 MB PDF)

2017 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2017 Logistics Planner

(144 pages • 43 MB PDF)

Top 100 3PL Providers Cover

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Top 100 3PL Providers

(13 pages • 1.9 MB PDF)