Archive for Con-way

This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 1, 2013)

From the family room, I heard my 11-year old son crying in the kitchen being consoled by my wife. I assumed it was related to something that had happened at school that day. I was right about the school part, but wrong about the reason. In science class that day, the teacher was trying to get a point across to the class, and in her attempt to relate it to something the kids could understand, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

It’s the beginning of May and the Red Sox have the best record in baseball. I know it’s a long season, but after a disappointing two years, I can’t help but feel good about this team. If they remain competitive the rest of the season, I think the team will prove something that is also true in the workplace: a few rotten apples can spoil the bunch, so it’s sometimes necessary to remove them from […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2013)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so without delay, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in February from January Cass Truckload Linehaul Index Retail Imports To Increase 2.7 Percent In April WTO cuts 2013 trade forecast, sees protectionist threat (Reuters) First Fully-Automated Freight Broker buytruckload.com Welcomes Shippers of All Sizes IAS ChassisManager™ Implements Product Changes and Onboards New Ocean Carrier Partners Oracle Announces New In-Memory Applications and Faster […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive. It’s a stay-at-home-in-your-pajamas kind of day, my favorite. And the fact that it’s Friday makes it even better. I’m not looking forward to shoveling two feet of snow tomorrow, but there is something undeniably beautiful about seeing the world outside covered in white, and your kids laughing and playing in it, with their red cheeks and noses, shovels […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2012)

The US presidential election is finally over. $6 billion (yes, billion) was spent on the presidential campaign to end up where we started: same president, the Republicans in control of the House, the Democrats in control of the Senate, and the country still very divided. It’s hard to see how things will be different this time around when nothing has really changed. As Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2012)

The biggest news this week was Hurricane Sandy, which left a path of flooding, power outages, and destruction along the east coast. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the storm, especially those hardest hit in New Jersey and New York City. The storm also disrupted logistics operations, including the closing of local airports and the Port of New York/New Jersey. Events like these are another reminder of why companies need to prioritize […]

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Guest Commentary: Finding the Next Level of Value for 3PL Customers

Traditionally, most third party logistics companies have focused on creating value for customers by taking over their transportation and warehousing operations, and through economies of scale, systems and best practices, removing excessive costs from these functions. While this ability to help customers reduce these supply chain costs remains important, the outsourcing cycle for warehousing and transportation management has matured for many companies. Efficiencies have been gained. Easily identifiable costs have been wrung out. Where will […]

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