3PL Roundtable: Strategic Planning and Alignment for the Future

According to the third-party logistics consultancy Armstrong & Associates, global third-party logistics provider (3PL) revenues are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020. Those numbers are just part of the story, however, as analysts stress that the complexity of logistics management intensifies at the same pace as the double-digit growth of e-commerce. As a […]

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Air Forwarders Association signs MOU with TIACA to create new alliance

As the outlook for the global air cargo industry continues to brighten, another significant developed this week when the Airforwarders Association (AfA) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). “We are looking forward to the future opportunities that will come from this MOU,” says AfA […]

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SMC3 keynote takes a deep dive into the “Brave New Supply Chain World”

In a wide ranging keynote speech at this week’s SMC3 Jump Start conference in Atlanta, Adrian Gonzalez, head of Adelante SCM, touched up many things and developments within the supply chain could be be viewed as keys to the future. The theme of the keynote was appropriately titled the “Brave New Supply Chain World, which […]

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AAR reports mixed U.S. carload and intermodal volumes for week ending January 20

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · January 26, 2018 United States rail carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending January 20, according to data issued by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Carloads fell 7.6% annually to 241,258, which was slightly below the 241,351 recorded for the week ending January 13 and […]

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One Disaster A Week: How Biogen Stabilized its Supply Chain…..

Date/TimeThursday, February 8, 2018 2:00PM ModeratorMike Levans, Group Editorial Director, Supply Chain Group PanelistsDaniel Biran, VP Global Security, Biogen Joe Carson, Chief Strategy Officer, Resilinc Register Today! Hurricanes, earthquakes, disruptions, data breaches — how do procurement and supply chain professionals respond to disasters that cost billions in impact across the globe? With state-of-the-art supply chain […]

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U.S., Canada, and Mexico rail lobbying heads make their case for NAFTA renewal

A trio of rail shipper groups, each with a vested interest in the long-term future in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) penned a joint letter to the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo to express their support for NAFTA, […]

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U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to hear from AAPA and port stakeholders

Speaking on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Port of Cleveland President and CEO William Friedman will testify tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) in a hearing titled America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges. Friedman’s testimony, which will focus on issues related to navigation infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement, is to help committee […]

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State of Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Interest continues to rise

A critical link in the supply chain, transportation is costly, time-consuming, and sometimes difficult to manage—and it’s going to get even more complex as capacity tightens and rates continue to rise over the course of 2018. Approached haphazardly, transportation management can quickly eat up human resources, consume a good portion of logistics spend, and can […]

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