Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. This finding is consistent with structured carrier interviews suggesting that carriers focus on 2 primary metrics when they price: how to get more revenue-generating miles and how to get more revenue-generating hours. Reducing dwell time increases both metrics and driver and carrier asset utilization. Bobby Martens is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain in the Iowa State University College of Business.

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One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). Between 1996 and 1999, nearly 37,000 metric tons of bananas in Australia were lost yearly because banana growers lacked an adequate mechanism to communicate with packing facilities.

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