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Volume 15, Issue 2

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Developing Leadership in Business

A study conducted by the New Jersey research firm, Caliper, found that women lead with an inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem solving and decision-making.

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Revisiting Supply Chain Priorities

How can logisticians optimize their supply chains in today's dynamic business environment? While proximity to market demand remains the primary factor there has been more importance placed on the value of overall sustainability with regard to tax policy, transportation cost, production cost and raw material cost.

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RILA Conference Report

A snapshot of RILA's Logistics Conference and the insights that were shared from leaders in the retail field from the United States and Canada.

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The IT Side of Selecting a 3PL

You may not have considered nor defined all of the supply chain factors that can affect your firm's top and bottom lines. If that is the case, it's important to choose a 3PL that has the experience to analyze and benchmark your current situation.

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GS1: Innovative Empty Miles Service Enables Efficient Truck Transport

Sustainable transport options have increasingly become a priority for North American businesses. Fluctuating fuel and operational costs, coupled with road congestion and other environmental challenges have sliced into the budgets of freight and shipping companies, compromising their efficiency and productivity.

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ATA: More Productive Trucks Mean a More Productive Economy

The ATA supports the use of heavier trucks only on roads that are engineered to handle them. Decreasing the number of trucks needed to haul the same amount of freight can have many benefits, from more productive trucks to reduced road maintenance costs.

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CITT: An Overview of Trends in the Maritime Sector

Container carriers have faced challenges that have proved nearly impossible to remedy. Here's an account of some seldom or never before seen practices that continue to be applied, such as the widespread use of slow steaming, a practice of running vessels at slower speeds.

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NASSTRAC: Port Drayage, Clean Air and the FAAA

If the Port of Los Angeles gets relief from federal preemption because of claims that relief is needed on environmental grounds, other local jurisdictions can be expected to argue that they should be allowed to regulate trucking firms because of local environmental or other concerns.

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CIFFA: Shippers Increasingly Rely on Freight Forwarders

The most popular functions to outsource are the conventional services for transport, warehousing and distribution, but more companies are now starting to outsource value-added and customer-facing services like reverse logistics and customer support as well.

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