Articles | September 2014

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Intertape Polymer Group products


3PL Partnership Provides The Total Package

Intertape Polymer Group outsourced transportation to gain control of its diverse product line and protect profit margins.

Tamsen Fricke, operations manager, Divine Chocolate USA

Reader Profile

Tamsen Fricke: Finding the Sweet Spot

For Tamsen Fricke, operations manager at Divine Chocolate USA, fair trade and logistics make a delicious combination.


Tom Nightingale

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesTom Nightingale

Are You Ready for the Capacity Crisis? Oh, It’s Here

Shippers desperately seek capacity in the midst of a record shortage.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Build Your Driver-Friendly Brand

Treat truck drivers respectfully to build a good reputation with carriers and ensure load coverage.

Tom Flies

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyTom Flies

Electronic On-board Recorders: The Gateway to Intelligent Fleet Management

Fleet managers increasingly rely on electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to manage fleet data.

Par Wetterlof

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyPar Wetterlof

Regulation as an Opportunity

Manufacturers should view legislation as an opportunity to achieve better control and supply chain integration.

Mike Mulqueen

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyMike Mulqueen

Transportation Modeling: Is There Ever an Average Day?

Shippers must maintain flexibility in their data-driven transportation policies.

Curtis Greve

Reverse LogisticsCurtis Greve

Product Returns: 5 Myths Busted

Debunking these five myths helps retailers and manufacturers see the real value of dedicated returns management.

Ronald Leibman

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisRonald Leibman

House Members Seek to Set Due Diligence Standards for Motor Carrier Hiring

Federal legislators have taken notice of the issues relating to motor carrier due diligence caused largely by CSA.

David Nitzsche

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisDavid Nitzsche

Six Key Areas Every Purchasing Expert Should Address

Considering six key factors allows purchasing managers to make timed purchasing decisions.

Svetlana Guineva

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisSvetlana Guineva

How to Determine Whether Your Freight Broker Is Legitimate

Don’t risk entrusting your shipments to a fraudulent freight broker. Check broker credentials to protect your goods.


Ten Tips

Negotiating Rail Freight Rates

Before negotiating rail rates, gain a thorough understanding of your rail freight needs and the current market.


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