Having a Master Plan in place at your port makes operations more efficient, and makes the port more attractive to prospective partners.
Without real-time visibility into your pharma shipment's location and temperature, you are risking costly failures in your supply chain.
From managing distribution channels to boosting visibility and security, the pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chain mixes complexity with risk. Here are the technologies and strategies that inject efficiency into supply chains.
Pre-rating inbound shipments based upon purchase order information leads to too many required corrections and an improper month-end accrual. Here's how you can lower your inbound freight costs and improve your accounting.
From superheroes to strategists, here are the fictional figures and real-life people that IL readers would put in charge of global vaccine logistics and distribution.
Find out what's trending in the healthcare supply chain.
Meeting the unprecedented challenges of 2020, CFI leveraged its resources and delivered effective solutions for its partners.
The last mile will have to accommodate the reliable distribution of the billions of vaccines that providers will manufacture and ship in 2021. Here are the obstacles facing the supply chain.
While COVID-19 remains a primary concern, a number of additional disruptions and risks impact supply chains. These are the risks to consider.
Johnson & Johnson maintains its No. 1 spot on the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 list, which recognizes companies that advance healthcare by improving patient outcomes and controlling costs. Here are the healthcare leaders in 2020.
From real estate demand to COVID-19 vaccine updates, this is what's trending in the healthcare supply chain.
Kansas City, which offers an appealing central location and established "inland port," provides a blueprint for distribution hotspots.
Large companies invested $153.4 million to transform their supply chain in the past three years, but only 10% became masters in achieving a profitable customer experience.
Accepting credit cards can be a major differentiator for businesses, enabling customers to pay however is most convenient for them. To balance this need with the necessity of maintaining margins, consider credit card surcharging.
Lean accounting coupled with a lean supply chain can ensure everyone is rowing in the same direction to reach the maximum, long-range goals and benefits of Lean thinking.
Read how Suddath secured a long-term partnership with medical device manufacturer after managing its overflow product through warehouse management and value-added services.
UPS announced further service enhancements for existing and new healthcare and life science customers. UPS will offer a new portfolio of tech-enabled sensing and monitoring solutions to help with the highest-quality visibility, tracking and management options for critical healthcare shipments.
At the heart of St. Louis’ strategy to advance as a global trade hub is a focus on collaboration to strengthen and promote the region’s already robust freight network.
News and trends impacting the healthcare supply chain.
Truckers and shippers weigh in on the state of the economy as we head into 2018.
Florida's state-of-the-art seaports and airports, and strong highway and rail networks, have helped establish a strong and growing logistics sector.
CVS Pharmacy, Amazon, and others have invested more than $456 million in warehousing and distribution centers in the KC region, adding 4,700 jobs since 2015. How has this mid-sized Midwestern region been so successful attracting logistics operations? Why are experts predicting continued growth?
UPS opened its new healthcare-dedicated facility to serve the growing pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device industry in Latin America.
Effectively managing this temperature-controlled supply chain is more challenging than ever. Here are three technologies that are helping life sciences and healthcare organizations meet the sector's increasingly exacting requirements.
With changing cost dynamics, renewed focus on consistent quality, and new supply chain opportunities, the United States is becoming an increasingly attractive base for manufacturers. Explore the four reasons shoring up reshoring.
Here’s a survey of the factors that make the St. Louis, Missouri, region an excellent location for logistics operations.
From location to infrastructure and from workforce to technology, Georgia sets the pace in the logistics race.
A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain.
As wearable technologies, such as smart glasses and augmented reality, grow less expensive and more accessible, an increasing number of companies are exploring whether wearables could benefit their warehouse operation.
Supply chain professionals are concerned: Would the new president implement the protectionist measures he campaigned on, or were those statements made primarily to appeal to an audience? Here are four supply chain predictions.
How will blockchain technology impact the future of the supply chain?
Here are seven logistics hot spots that attract logistics site selectors looking for a superb location for long-term business efficiency and economic success.
Retailers need to come together in support of the trade agreement that will ultimately improve the industry for all. Here are three reasons why they should stand behind the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Throughout the United States, a variety of cities and areas are arising as major logistics hubs and go to sites for distribution centers.
On the water and in the air, by road and by rail, the Sunshine State stands out as a logistics superstar. But stick around awhile – it’s also a great place to live, work, and to keep your products safe for the long haul.
ElectriCities of North Carolina works with companies closely to make sure they weigh electrical service and costs when planning to expand a site or relocate to a new one. Utilities such as ElectriCities must explore the unique circumstances of each company to help them meet their electrical needs in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible.
Healthcare organizations are transforming how they source supplies and connect with manufacturers and service providers to meet emerging patient demands, address healthcare legislation, support an overall focus on improving patient care, and lower healthcare costs.
The Panama Canal expansion, completed on June 26, 2016, will have an ever-widening impact on cargo flow across North America. Here's how the culmination of this decade-long expansion project will rewrite the rules of shipping.
The St. Louis region offers an ideal transportation infrastructure to move goods, skilled labor to meet the peaks and valleys of industrial demand, and the availability of highly qualified IT personnel to manage staff and facilities.
As the demand for supply chain efficiency and speed rises, companies are investing in intermodal rail infrastructure and repairs throughout the United States.
By offering air, barge, ocean carrier, rail, and trucking services, logistics providers are minimizing the risks involved with transporting goods to, from, and within Alaska.
Tremendous logistical advantages—combined with a central geographic location, highly skilled workforce, and business-friendly environment—make Georgia an ideal site for new manufacturing and distribution facilities.
The use of intermodal transportation by shippers continues to grow. Here’s how shippers use intermodal to cut costs and mitigate risk.
From well-designed redundancies across intermodal shipping methods to creative solutions when the unexpected happens, Georgia’s logistics industry is positioned to help shippers connect, compete, and grow.
Due to the Panama Canal expansion, the country is quickly being crowned the business capital of Latin America.
Site selection and expansion is a science. This article discusses what industry leaders are doing to ensure new sites and expansions improve their supply chains, resulting in long-term growth and success, and how logistics professionals should respond in 2016 and beyond.
Investments in pick/put-to-light technology, wearables, robotic AGVs, high-speed conveyors, voice-directed picking, and a warehouse control system equate to an automated, smart, and efficient distribution center.
Major developments in global trade will affect nearly every business that imports or exports. Here's what shippers should do to stay competitive in 2016.
The Port of Lewiston, Port of Clarkston, and Port of Whitman County—also known as the Pioneer Ports—are positioned to offer reduced shipping costs to companies purchasing goods from Pacific Rim suppliers.
Slovenian Post acquires logistics network to diversify business; Ontario cap-and-trade threatens Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping; China looks to build modern logistics cities; UAE manufacturing potential exposes labor market flaws; Nicaraguan Canal financing faces fresh skepticism in light of stock market crash.
Missouri is attracting the attention of nationwide shippers looking for a strategic Midwest location. Read more to find out what makes the state such a great host.
Leasing new property is an important part of expanding or streamlining operations. Here’s what you need to know to negotiate a suitable rent price.
In spite of U.S. dollar strength, domestic manufacturing remains competitive globally; UPS tests new electric cargo bikes to handle urban deliveries; Bi-national Great Lakes Seaway Partnership promotes commercial shipping along the Saint Lawrence Seaway system; Mercedes-Benz reconfigures its global supply chain; Global Logistic Properties shifts investment from China to United States; Freight rail gains traction in passenger transport-focused China; China debuts the world’s longest freight train route linking the northeast city of Harbin with Hamburg, Germany.
Companies searching for the just the right spot to locate their manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities rank energy high on the list of their priorities. This article explore the sites that rise to the top of the list.
Port of Hamburg unveils new traffic light system; CEVA Logistics TireCity in Italy demonstrates interest in sector-specific supply chain collaboration; China debuts longest freight rail route in the world; TPP agreement raises concerns about traceability in the seafood supply chain; Africa capital investment heats up; New G6 Alliance rotation features Polish port; Indian 3PL uses containers as mobile logistics classrooms; Intel eyes Asia for IoT ecosystem.
In today's high-speed logistics infrastructure, rail represents a key component of the intermodal framework.
Judi Griffin, director of logistics at Burkhart Dental, is responsible for three distribution centers, purchasing and customer service teams, and inbound and outbound freight costs.
A look at the many logistics assets that make Georgia a terrific location for companies involved in manufacturing or distribution.
E-commerce excellence and proximity to large population areas are the new drivers behind site selection for fulfillment centers.
As hospitals begin transforming to adapt to new healthcare initiatives, they are easing the pain by restructuring and streamlining supply chain operations.
It was the worst of times for U.S./Mexico healthcare. Can demand-driven logistics make it the best of times?
UPS makes major improvements to save Christmas; PANYNJ invests $5.5 billion to streamline port operations
Determining the best location for a new or expanding business in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace is challenging. These locations offer a number of advantages when it comes to meeting today’s logistics and supply chain needs.
Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce.
Mobile communication technologies facilitate warehouse efficiency and productivity.
Freight audit and payment services analyze shipment data to reveal inefficiencies and identify savings opportunities.
Freight bill payment and auditing services save shippers money by finding billing errors and optimization opportunities.
Hospitals can cut costs by improving supply chain operations, inventory control, and transportation management.
Site selection teams get help from energy providers looking to boost local economic development.
Managing loss and damage claims can be challenging for shippers. Claims processing providers can facilitate and educate.
Supply chain considerations such as fuel costs, niche products, and sustainability drive many site selection decisions.
Companies seek to put down roots in regions that nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.
U.S. companies trading with Latin America face opportunities and challenges, but logistics service providers can help.
Voice-directed technology can help improve worker safety and reduce employee-training time, yet some companies avoid them because of these five common misconceptions.
Asia’s rapid growth presents challenges of its own, especially in the area of supply chain management.
Companies planning new distribution centers or warehouses weigh process data to choose materials handling equipment.
For site selection teams, the St. Louis area’s logistics advantages make it ideal for storing and moving product.
When selecting manufacturing and distribution sites, companies should ensure rail/intermodal accessibility.
SilverStaff, a medical testing lab, used a Web-based portal to improve shipment visibility of inbound specimens.
Companies can gain several benefits by partnering with the right freight payment company.
A Transportation Club of Atlanta internship program connects Georgia’s supply chain students with leading businesses.
Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state.
Georgia offers manufacturers and distributors superior access to logistics providers and transportation infrastructure.
Hunter Harrison documents the culture change that has contributed to Canadian Pacific’s rail renaissance; Global companies more concerned about climate risk than emissions reductions; Deadline for new ISO17712:2013 high-security seal standards is fast approaching; Lack of collaboration between supply chain and finance hurts the bottom line
China and Taiwan depend on one another; Emirates targets multimodal transportation infrastructure investment; Chile port strike ends, concerns remain; Free online returns stoke Canadian consumption but place onus on U.S. retailers; Europe looks to United States for re-shoring inspiration; Mondelez debuts new GS1 standard
U.S. companies stand to gain from establishing manufacturing operations in Mexico – if they manage the challenges.
Many healthcare companies are investigating ways to consolidate and trim expenses in logistics and supply chain.
Shippers protect against supply chain disruptions with physical, analytical, and financial risk mitigation strategies.
Retailer DSW's new replenishment materials handling solution improves inventory control and reduces in-store markdowns.
The right pick-to-light system can help increase productivity, improve accuracy, and increase picking speeds.
Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S. domestic intermodal surpasses international as growth driver.
The Southeastern U.S. is a logistics hotspot thanks to increased trade with Latin America and auto manufacturing growth in the region.
Locating a manufacturing or distribution facility requires weighing a number of key site selection factors.
Automating supplier payments through commercial cards helps companies facilitate their payment process.
Freight audit and payment services allow shippers to leverage data to solve their business challenges.
A leader in U.S logistics, Nebraska is extending its reach worldwide through its outstanding transportation access.
Site selection teams get help from energy providers looking to boost local economic development.
Delivering temperature-sensitive flu vaccines to Laos required climate-controlled transport and impeccable timing.
Shippers can benefit by using a bank to facilitate carrier payment transactions.
Minnesota's warehouse tax may push jobs out of state.
Transporting goods via truck and rail services offers shippers economy and efficiency benefits. Site selection teams evaluating intermodal sites also consider factors such as labor, transportation infrastructure, and utility costs.
Shipping freight plays a vital role in supply chain management, yet many shippers neglect to take control of their inbound shipments. Industry experts offer strategies for overcoming five common obstacles to successful inbound freight management.
Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership.
Danny Monson of States Logistics Services Inc. offers tips to help shippers confirm a logistics service provider is financially stable before signing a logistics service contract.
As e-invoicing and procure-to-pay networks have evolved into broad-based business networks, advancements now enable professionals to finally connect all the dots in the supply chain, writes Shan Haq of Transcepta.
Logistics providers operating in Alaska brave rough terrain and extreme weather conditions to serve the state’s residents and industries, which include seafood, oil and gas, and timber.
Stephanie Miles of Amber Road offers advice on how shippers can manage the growing complexity of international supply chains and their associated increasing transportation costs.
By reviewing shipment history, carrier assignments, and freight invoices, a benchmark study will accurately reveal your company’s transportation costs, writes Mike Challman, VP of North American Operations, ChemLogix.
Growth in overseas manufacturing spurred a boom in transportation of goods to and from developing nations. New emerging markets require shippers to reconsider their global operations.
Locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Georgia gives businesses a logistics advantage, thanks to the state’s prime geographic location, transportation infrastructure, highly trained workforce, and business incentives.
Companies choosing between voice-directed and pick-to-light technology often find that the right choice is a combination of both.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Conduct a financial checkup of your potential 3PL partners before you sign the contract.
A warehouse control system that integrates voice-directed picking technology, a high-speed sortation system, and scanning technology streamlined party goods supplier Oriental Trading Company’s picking, packing, and shipping operations.
For new businesses or those seeking to grow trade relationships, St. Louis represents a gateway to Asian markets, writes Tim Nowak of the World Trade Center St. Louis.
Leveraging IT, reconsidering warehouse processes, and conducting periodic network optimization projects are just three of many strategies that enable shippers to not only trim costs, but ensure that transportation spending supports overall business goals.
Kentucky is building America’s future with its technological savvy, good jobs, hard work, and a government focused on making the most of the state’s logistics assets.
An outstanding variety of transportation options helps make Memphis an ideal location for logistics operations.
Site selection for U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities requires considering geographical placement, transportation infrastructure, utilities costs, and labor resources.
Superior access to markets, the availability of serviced land, massive warehousing and logistics parks, cost-effective business environments and a highly skilled labor force combine, unprecedented regional growth, and the ability and foresight to meet future market needs make Calgary a global transportation hub and Western Canada's undisputed distribution center and inland port.
Nebraska offers numerous advantages to businesses that operate manufacturing and distribution facilities in the state, including affordable and competent labor, attractive and available land, reliable and low-cost utilities, and accessible and economically competitive transportation.
Having a financing partner that specializes in the transportation industry is important for trucking companies because it will understand their capital needs, collateral values, and financing alternatives, says Nick Weaver, Regions Bank.
Leading freight payment service providers continue to enhance the array of tools they offer to help shippers make the most of freight payment data.
Pharmaceuticals manufacturers face special supply chain challenges such as temperature control, security, chain of custody, and regulatory compliance, but successful strategies help deal with these issues.
Missouri’s location at the Crossroads of America has been one of the state’s greatest assets, their integrated transportation system maximizes its geographic and natural resources, creating economic advantages for the state and working as a conduit between rural and urban areas.
Looking out to 2015, anticipation is swirling about the Panama Canal's expansion and impact on U.S. trade. Among southeastern ports and shippers, that wave of anticipation has already made landfall.
Increasing demand for U.S. goods in Canada represents a positive sign for the economies of both countries. But keeping cross-border shipments moving requires building smart and savvy logistics partnerships.
San Antonio is growing rapidly as an increasing number of U.S. and international business recognizes the inherent advantages of its location and infrastructure.
Many state governments support transportation and logistics infrastructure development and legislation that facilitate business retention, investment, and expansion. Economic development efforts in Virginia, Iowa, Idaho, Utah, and Wisconsin demonstrate a variety of approaches to supporting in-state businesses.
Shipping products to and within Alaska poses challenges and presents opportunities for transportation service providers such as Carlile Transportation Systems, Lynden Logistics, and Alaska Air Cargo.
Shifting supply and demand trends focus attention on the U.S. Southeast; Retailers turn to social media to increase real-time communication; U.S. retailers explore e-commerce opportunities offshore; Supply chain collaboration improves performance metrics; Ranking the world’s most ethical supply chains
The wind power industry continues to grow, expand, and excel domestically—and equipment manufacturers and specialty transportation providers are growing with it.
Improving order-to-cash cycle effectiveness requires more than speeding receivables. Scott Pezza, research analyst, The Aberdeen Group, offers advice for enhancing the overall process by focusing on long-term goals and relationships with customers.
Congressman Lynn A. Westmoreland shares his perspective on West Point, Georgia’s manufacturing revival spurred by the opening of the town’s Kia Motors plant.
Slotting is the concept of using data analysis to assign every part a location based on its specific attributes. Determining the best type of storage equipment, stock quantity, and location for each stock keeping unit (SKU) yields more efficient picking operations, writes Christian Rueckerl.
Demand for industrial real estate near U.S. seaports is outpacing demand for industrial sites in general. Whether it actively buys and develops land or simply improves its own facilities to draw more interest, port authorities are crucial partners in regional economic development initiatives.
In the wake of a destructive tornado, the Joplin, Missouri, community banded together to provide healthcare services and begin rebuilding, writes Rob O'Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.
By helping tire importer TBC Corporation convert its inbound transportation to free-on-board (FOB) terms and control freight costs, American Global Logistics rolled out a supply chain transformation.
Organizations all along the healthcare supply chain are taking a dose of smarter procurement and logistics practices to cure high costs and treat ailments in other areas of the business.
A central location, well-developed transportation infrastructure, emerging trade connections with Asia and South America, and unified vision for economic development have made the bi-state metropolitan area around St. Louis a global intermodal crossroads.
Discover the logistics advantages of the Buffalo Niagara region; Joplin, Missouri; Southern California; and Nebraska.
Nebraska’s central location, dedicated workforce, and affordable industrial power combine to create an ideal site for logistics operations.
Innovative supply chain management delivers financial benefits to your bottom line.
Integrating voice-enabled logistics with hosted ERP solutions and warehouse management systems can improve productivity and accuracy.
Christopher Chung, CEO of the Missouri Partnership, describes how Missouri's efficient use of state resources results in efficient transportation that does not compromise safety or customer satisfaction.
Boasting proximity to major U.S. markets and a wealth of transportation resources, the Palmetto State leads the Southeast in serving the nation's distribution needs.
Conexus Indiana, a statewide forum for key logistics and manufacturing companies, helps logistics operations grow in Indiana and attracts new businesses and high-paying jobs to the state.
Where you locate a logistics facility can greatly influence how well your supply chain runs.
Panama City, Fla., is primed for economic prosperity, thanks to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and a local aerospace and defense research and development facility.
Supply chain leaders and economic development experts provide insight on what's new in security, infrastructure, and manufacturing in Mexico.
Does lingering uncertainty about economic conditions, freight demands, and funding sources pose a threat to industrial real estate development and transportation infrastructure projects?
A warehouse optimization project enables leather goods distributor Tandy Brands to better serve customers.
Here is a look at the attributes that rank high on the list for any company seeking a location for supply chain activities.
Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub.
Using colors, shapes, numbers, and mnemonics in warehouse signage can help reduce training and picking errors, while improving service.
Mexico Taxes U.S. Imports, Audi's carbon friendly cars and carbon friendly transportation, Australia labors over transportation expansion, UPS opens health care logistics hubs in Singapore and China, U.S. football imports from China
When selecting a site for a new warehouse or distribution center, there's a second infrastructure that demands attention: the power generation and delivery system.
Spanning the U.S. heartland and reaching into Canada and Mexico, the Ports-to-Plains Alliance corridor links North America’s vital agricultural and industrial communities.
A voice-enabled picking system keeps ice cream company Dreyer's Edy's workers productive and equipment functioning in sub-zero environments.
Nonprofit organization MedShare distributes recovered medical supplies to the places of greatest need.
A booming aerospace sector south of the border offers tremendous opportunities for U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.
A flourishing transportation and logistics sector keeps Georgia on the business community's mind.
A precise temperature-controlled packing and shipping procedure helps Advanced BioHealing ensure its biomedical product's safety and integrity.
Logistics leaders can make a difference when they actively collaborate with the government on regulatory issues, workforce training, and infrastructure development, writes John A. Evans, Evans Distribution Systems.
Centrally located and boasting a highly trained workforce and low industrial power rates, Nebraska offers an ideal site for logistics operations.
A proposed arctic port could make America's Last Frontier a new freight gateway; Weighing the importance of demand management; Uptick in e-commerce benefits expedited transport services; Conflicting opinions on proposed transport-related legislation.
Synchronous innovation networks are regional centers of excellence funded by a combination of public and private resources. Robert W. Jennings of Captar Group explains how they benefit entrepreneurs.
Linking bar-coded pharmaceuticals and electronic patient records using Zebra Technologies solutions helps the Sisters of Mercy Health System streamline supply chain operations.
Healthcare leaders diagnose their biggest supply chain pains and write a prescription for the Obama administration.
Public-private partnerships fund transportation projects and make infrastructure improvement a priority.
How big transportation is impacting global economics and mid-size businesses—an expert’s view on Uber Freight’s acquisition of Transplace.
A low-cost provider may produce short-term savings but will not deliver sustainable efficiencies and the level of service shippers expect. Strategic partnerships that are mutually beneficial stand the test of time and drive waste out of shippers’ supply chains.
Is the supply chain ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccines? The supporting technology exists and the resources are in place, but now that the vaccine is available, it's up to the logisticians to connect those dots from end to end.
How the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the traditional order-to-cash process across the supply chain.
Cold chains need to be able to provide the right vaccines in the right condition and at the right time to be successful. Pharma companies can successfully distribute the COVID-19 vaccine if they can achieve true visibility and collaborate to creatively solve cold logistics issues.
Distributors face liquidity shortages brought on by the pandemic. Pressed between both struggling ends of the supply chain, they can only negotiate so far. What are they to do? The answer may lie in their receivables.
Companies can avoid some of the pitfalls of supply chain risk by developing risk mitigation strategies such as supply chain mapping and applying the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate risk, your company should have these five capabilities.
The three M’s are key areas to explore and break down to realize the full potential of your company and help you to get the biggest, fastest savings in your supply chain, today.
Cost savings has been the number-one priority for heads of procurement and finance across industries. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that this must be achieved through lean, just-in-time processes and a focus on limited inventory.
Shippers around the globe pivoted their business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—these are the innovative pivots that impressed supply chain leaders the most.
With RateLinx’s TracLinx module, an electronics retailer gained accurate tracking data and corrected sequential issues in real-time, allowing the company to make better logistics decisions and drive other initiatives.
Supply chain visibility is one of the key drivers to a company’s success, yet still remains a top challenge.
COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for supply chain and logistics management, and the pressure is on to deliver essential supplies, such as toilet paper and food, to consumers on time. Successfully delivering a product on time involves many factors, and labeling shipments correctly is one of them.
These logistics sites reach for the stars and deliver stellar performance.
South Carolina Ports Authority has long been a powerful economic engine for South Carolina, and as container volumes have doubled over the past decade, the Port’s positive economic impact on the state has significantly increased.
Tax, energy, and land incentives can play a crucial role in the site selection process, providing key economic benefits to companies and helping form long-term partnerships between companies and localities. Incentives’ value to a company depends on a variety of factors, including the site and nature of a project and the incentives’ ultimate usefulness to a company.
CSCMP's annual State of Logistics Report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, key logistics trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2018 (see chart). Here are some top takeaways.
An interview with Donald Broughton about freight flow and the economy; report details how private investment could improve nation’s aging infrastructure; research finds almost two-thirds of transport organizations are pursuing Industrial IoT to improve environmental footprint; new report finds 75 percent of manufacturing workers don’t harbor concern for their job security amid the rise of new technologies; Port of Baltimore welcomes the largest containership ever to visit Maryland; TECSYS offers five ways to start cutting supply chain costs
In light of a strengthening economy, business owners, controllers, and chief financial officers (CFOs) at companies in need of shipping solutions should evaluate their fleet needs and understand their equipment and financing options.
By letting market forces dictate rates and improving service, we can achieve freight rail competition.
Now more than ever healthcare supply chains are key differentiators for best-in-class manufacturers.
Asia Pacific is home to countries that propel growth and ignite success. Here are the key reasons motivating the world’s LSH companies to establish and expand their supply chains in this geographical region.
By offering air, barge, ocean carrier, rail, and trucking services, logistics providers are minimizing the risks involved with transporting goods to, from, and within Alaska.
Lowest cost is not always the best, as poor quality can cost you much more. Corporate supply chain managers need to understand which levers to pull so they can get the best value for every transportation dollar spent.
Use these 10 tips to optimize cold chain operations.
Cisco Systems earned the number-one spot in Gartner's ranking of the 2021 top 25 supply chains. The technology company's agility and strength helped prioritize critical infrastructure for hospitals and vaccine research.
Those in transportation logistics face new realities brought by COVID-19, but are especially challenged in the time-sensitive delivery of tissue for transplants. Perhaps the biggest challenge is ramping back up to meet pent-up demand for surgeries.
COVID-19 upended supply chains, increased costs, and tightened capacity, leaving shippers struggling to deliver high-quality service. Shared truckload could be the answer.
Incentives play an instrumental part in creating cost savings and cost avoidance for projects, touching on everything from workforce training to energy spending. ElectriCities of North Carolina and Hoosier Energy are examples of regional organizations that help attract companies to their communities with incentives and other advantages.
This story examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on five vertical markets and describes some of the strategies used in those markets to meet the challenge.
Manufacturers have been outsourcing noncore production processes for decades, and the trend continues. The key to successful outsourcing is assuring the 3PL value-added assembler (VAA) has a quality management system.
When their client pivoted to make a low-cost, readily available bed to quickly serve those on the front lines, SEKO Logistics rapidly set up distribution operations to meet urgent demand.
To capitalize on what they’ve learned, transform, and thrive in a post-COVID world, supply chain leaders should focus on these five pillars: people, finances, decision-making, infrastructure, and customers.
As the supply chain faces factory closures and limited access to employees and logistics to move goods amid the COVID-19 outbreak, leaders can help ease disruption by focusing on their workforce, products, and costs, according to Gartner.
Decisions made with incorrect data lead to no cost savings and compounding incorrect data throughout the supply chain. Here's how to make sure your data is sound.
Partnering with a 3PL that offers a comprehensive transportation management system can help your enterprise take control of the LTL spend.
Inbound Logistics' 2020 Global Logistics Guide provides an around-the-world look at the issues, opportunities, and concerns likely to affect global supply chain networks.
Growing demand for low-cost services and a rapidly expanding e-commerce sector will boost the market valuation of third-party logistics (3PL) to $1.8 trillion by 2026.
The clearer your RFP, the easier it will be for 3PLs to understand your requirements and provide you with the information you need to make an informed selection.
In good times and in bad, world-class third-party logistics providers will continue to solve fundamental business challenges wrapped around supply chain operations.
This story examines factoring, supply chain financing, and variations on those strategies that trading partners use to optimize their cash flows.
Leadership profile of Chris Cassidy, president of global healthcare logistics strategy, UPS.
For logistics and manufacturing companies, the Sunshine State is the place to grow.
A mix of experienced logistics service providers, resilient infrastructure, flexible transportation options, and a seasoned workforce combine to make Alaska a land of promise for companies doing business with the state.
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The business case for capitalizing on record freight volumes is clear. Here’s how to unlock immense sums of money in the supply chain.
As the shipping and transportation landscape adapts to changing business needs and technology capabilities, it’s essential for industry groups to come together and support a sustainable logistics ecosystem.
Supply chain financing allows companies to delay paying for transportation or goods while suppliers are still paid quickly – for a fee. While it might seem counterintuitive, participants say it’s a win-win for all. Here’s how it works and trends worth watching.
The U.S. healthcare system faces many challenges that efficient supply chain management can help heal.
Companies are reducing wastage and associated losses within clinical trial supply, according to a recent Pharma Logistics IQ report. Key trouble areas include: comparator sourcing, planning and forecasting, packaging and labelling, new EU regulation, and temperature-controlled logistics.
Supply chain managers face many types of risk on a daily basis—cargo theft, natural disasters, long lead times, and unpredictable demand. But none is currently at an inflection point quite like debt.
When it comes to ASAP, quick-thinking shippers redefine what's possible.
In logistics, two Ws are most important — where and when. Choosing the right sites and services is vital in getting your products where they need to go, when they need to get there.
Economic development partners collaborate to create incentive packages tailored to each company's needs.
Thanks to its strong global and fast-growing market, the St. Louis region is a leader in freight, setting records and gaining national and global significance.
The widening of the Panama Canal ushers in an era of big ships and big opportunities. Companies with a New Jersey location are well-positioned to capitalize on this exciting new era.
Find out what Americans really think of NAFTA.