As thousands of logistics executives from around the world filled the halls of the Long Beach Convention Center over a three-day period for the 15th Annual JOC TPM Conference this month, I couldn’t help but flash back to the first TPM in 2000, when there were about 300 of us in attendance. In those days, the JOC was a daily newspaper delivered to my front door.
News & Analysis
28 Apr 2015
At TPM 2015, Haven, a new startup business in the shipping industry, launched an online platform allowing shippers to be more self-sufficient, comparing and reserving container slots from ocean carriers. CEO and Founder Matt Tillman discusses connecting shippers directly with carriers, and moving beyond rates as a differentiating factor of service.
27 Apr 2015
At its worst, the months of congestion and gridlock at West Coast ports left beneficial cargo owners nearly blind in trying to pinpoint where their shipments were in the supply chain. Unlike the visibility it has given industry stakeholders under normal conditions, technology couldn’t even save the day. The sophisticated electronic tools shippers use to manage and track their cargoes just didn’t work as advertised.
27 Apr 2015
At TPM 2015, MIT’s Dr. Chris Caplice gave a TED-style talk on the future of transportation and touched on the basic human needs of collaboration and individuality. Neil Barni, president, CargoSphere, discusses the reasoning behind their sponsorship of this session and the paradigm change needed in contract management.
13 Apr 2015
The "unprecedented" growth of e-commerce, coupled with rapid development of mobile technology, is changing the playbook for shippers and transport operators alike.
10 Apr 2015
CMA CGM has launched what it claims is the first real-time container tracking mobile application for the French carrier’s customers.
09 Apr 2015
FedEx Trade Network’s John Gazitua on understanding the unique supply chain needs of each customer and responding to regulatory, labor and weather disruptions with increased agility options.
07 Apr 2015
Elizabeth Finch, FedEx Trade Networks’ Vice President of Global Business Development, discusses the necessity of real-time visibility of goods, on an SKU level, earlier in the supply chain, specifically information around a mistake or kink in the process.
06 Apr 2015
Quick180, which uses algorithms and a web application to match an importer’s empty container with an exporter needing a box at an inland location, is expanding its service to the Port of Savannah.
31 Mar 2015
A software company that provides information on truck stops, weigh stations and other on-the-road services to U.S. truckers is attracting funding from an unusual source — China.
11 Mar 2015
Global trade management company Amber Road adds new sourcing and manufacturing capabilities by acquiring Hong Kong-based ecVision.