supply chain


Disruption Swoops Down on Trucking Industry, Truck Maker Executive Says

Navistar's Persio Lisboa Lisboa by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Disruptions of supply chain operations are coming and will shake up the trucking industry from fleets to suppliers, an executive with one truck maker said, adding it was time for the industry to get “paranoid.”

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Steady Growth Seen for Transloading, Supply Chain Experts Say

IANA panel IANA panelists (from left), Peter Wolff of TTX, Leachman of the University of California-Berkeley, Tuthill of CMA CGM, Jonathan Wahba of Canadian Pacific Railway and Boyle of Quik Pick Express. (Ari Ashe/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Since 2007, transloading has grown at double the rate of U.S. imports, and supply chain experts believe it will become more popular because of the benefits to the entire supply chain.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

German Firm Körber to Acquire U.S. Supply Chain Software Company HighJump

U.S.-based supply chain software firm HighJump is being acquired by Körber AG in Hamburg, Germany, for an undisclosed amount from Accellos Holdings and its primary investor, Accel-KKR, in Menlo Park, Calif.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Returns of Online Purchases a Key Factor in E-Commerce Boom

UPS shopping Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

While the growth of e-commerce is widely viewed as a boon for last-mile deliveries, customer returns of the merchandise that’s delivered also are forcing change across carriers’ and shippers’ supply chains, industry experts said.

August 17, 2017
Equipment, Logistics

Innovation in Transportation Management for Supply Chain Optimization

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July 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

MIT Offers New Online Supply Chain Management Program

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a pilot program that allows students to combine online courses with a single semester on campus to earn a master’s degree in supply chain management.

October 9, 2015
Business, Equipment

Volvo Trucks Takes Part in White House Supply Chain Innovation Initiative

Department of Commerce

Volvo took part in a White House supply chain innovation initiative July 9, highlighting the Virginia factory where its North American trucks are built.

July 13, 2015
Business, Equipment

Supply Chain Disruptions Foster ‘Just-in-Case’ Strategy

Major supply chain disruptions from weather or other disasters can turn just-in-time inventory management into a liability rather than a solution, according to freight transportation experts.

June 3, 2013
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Supply Chain Accountability

Over the past several years, government regulation that should be directed at every link of the supply chain has become increasingly focused on the trucking industry’s portion. If this continues, it quickly will become toxic to our industry and the economy as a whole.

December 17, 2012
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Mobile Tech and the Supply Chain

Advanced transportation management systems (TMS) have long provided automation and functionality that help plan, optimize, manage and execute transportation more accurately and productively than — to be blunt — a human being.

December 5, 2011