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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. They also lack process controls and metrics. Today is September 11. I never forget.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Source: Inbound Logistics). Freight Rail Traffic: Originations of carloads in February 2016 totaled 979,042, a decrease of 10.1% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). TRUCKING: Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in February decreased 2.4%

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How to Protect Your Carrier Assets During Capacity Crunch

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Rather, it’s about winning the ongoing competition between shippers and third party logistics (3PLs) providers to secure those assets in order to maintain supply chain velocity. As capacity tightens in most markets due to the ebb and flow of economic conditions, logistics departments must have the right tools to pick up new capacity and avoid losing existing carriers to competitors. Integrate Logistics and S&OP Functions.