Of the multitude of business maxims I’ve been exposed to, I can think of no other that is more relevant, or more valuable to business operations in general, than: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
News & Analysis
01 Oct 2014
Businesses struggling to hire and keep truck drivers need to look beyond incremental increases in per mile pay toward using technology more effectively to build driver-centric businesses.
29 Sep 2014
Shippers need to think about end-to-end power costs, not just fuel prices, when designing supply chains, speakers at the CSCMP meeting said. Those costs, they warn, could become more volatile.
18 Sep 2014
U.S Senate investigators said Wednesday that computer networks of transportation companies that work for the U.S. military were broken into 20 times in one year by hackers with links to the Chinese government, highlight the growing cyberattack risk to shippers and carriers.
15 Sep 2014
Advances in technology and shipper demand are leading trucking companies toward the 'connected enterprise' and closer ties to customer supply chains.
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
13 Sep 2014
A new carrier alliance entered the fray this week after weeks of feverish speculation.
12 Sep 2014
A methodology known as “predictive analysis,” an increasingly important byproduct of the Big Data revolution with a forward-looking focus on accurate data from the past, exploits the growing capability of today’s more powerful computers to deploy advanced mathematical algorithms to identify patterns otherwise hidden within the ever-expanding explosion of data generated by today’s ubiquitous electronic devices.
04 Sep 2014
Blueberries, strawberries, cherries, avocados, durian — markets across Asia are filled with fruits regardless of the season, serving a fast-rising demand that is being driven by urbanization, increasing wealth and improving refrigeration technology.
02 Sep 2014
The market for mobile transportation or telematics technology in the U.S. is evolving quickly as a U.S. mandate for electronic recordkeeping by truck drivers draws closer. One of the biggest telematics companies, Omnitracs, is acquiring rival XRS for $178 million.
28 Aug 2014
Intermodal chassis provider Direct ChassisLink Inc. has acquired REZ-1, which for 20 years has supplied technology for intermodal equipment management and service.