Using containerization in place of the traditional roll-on roll-off, or Ro-Ro, transport style has many advantages to the driver, the automotive supplier and the consumer.
As technology and innovation continue to enable new options, supply chains will be sure to keep pace and take us to new heights.
Companies need to develop successful tactics and strategies in the recruitment and retention of drivers in order to remain competitive.
Today, we face the slow extinction of independent owner-operators. These self-reliant business owners are now dealing with a myriad of regulations that will soon make the owner-operator model impractical, and its survival improbable.
Employers must ensure that employees with disabilities are treated with respect.
All logistics and transportation stakeholders must work together to eliminate the supply chain talent gap.
Shippers and trucking brokers must understand the differences among the service levels carriers offer.
When supply chain disruptions occur, logistics managers must use leadership skills to maintain operations.
The development of new technologies for planning, managing, tracking, and securing shipments never ends, and with new digital options always just around the corner, organizations of all sizes need to stay informed on the latest advances. Pablo Ciano of DHL Express identifies four key business areas where technology makes all the difference.
By working together to align the processes by which shippers tender freight and carriers receive it, supply chain partners can achieve greater efficiency at the loading dock while improving safety, quality, performance, and margins for all stakeholders.
Marty R. Ready
A well-trained truck driver workforce yields dependable service that will have shippers flocking to use carriers who constantly deliver, writes Marty R. Ready, Saia.
The growth of global trade and sourcing creates more security vulnerabilities within the supply chain. Aggressive thieves with sophisticated techniques have spurred innovation in shipment processes, technology, and regulatory measures.
Driver turnover takes a significant hit to motor carriers’ bottom lines, undermines safety performance and customer service, and exacerbates the capacity shortage. Trent Dye of Paramount Freight Systems explains why focusing on retaining drivers makes more sense than trying to recruit new ones.
Paul Hammes of Union Pacific outlines how rail industry infrastructure investments provide capacity and reliable service to the agriculture industry.
Most ports today compete globally with one another and reflect tremendous productivity gains in ocean transport achieved in recent decades. Simon Kaye of Jaguar Freight offers tips on choosing a port with electronic and data processing sophistication.
Jerry Levy of Specialized Transportation Inc. explains how to get the best service from white-glove logistics providers.
Increased regulation in the form of CSA 2010 affects not only truckers, but also freight brokers providing insurance, according to Mike Williams, chief operating officer, Sunteck Transport Group.
A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication.
John A. Simourian
David L. Miller
John Simourian II
Thomas E. Hickey
John C. Lucas
Anthony D. Albanese
James P. McMahon
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