Logistics Quarterly Magazine - Volume 15, Issue 3, 2009 - How to Think, Lead, and Operate in a Volatile Market - LQ Archives
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Logistics Quarterly Magazine - Volume 15, Issue 3, 2009



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Story ThumbnailHow to Think, Lead, and Operate in a Volatile Market
In these times of global financial downturn and uncertainty, it is useful to review the history of past recessions and depressions to determine whether there are any lessons that can be found. This commentary by LQ’s Executive Editor, David Closs, PhD, and Omar K. Helferich, PhD, reviews the history of recessions and depressions since 1890 from a macro-economic perspective, identifies reported corporate responses, and summarizes the lessons learned.



LQ’s Executive Interview Series:
Excellence in 3PL Technology

Dan Dershem, President and CEO, LeanLogistics

Michael Shaver, Vice President, Gumro Associates, Inc.

Defining Leadership in Logistics and Transportation in North America

Steve Ramescu, President, Axsun Group


Story ThumbnailAre You a Master of Logistics?
In this article, Mary Holcomb, PhD, and Karl Manrodt, PhD, focus on logistics managers and companies that have become masters of their profession and demonstrated leadership.


Story ThumbnailTechnology Toolbox: Innovative Opportunities in Load Building and Route Planning
Being able to build loads from demand line items versus a shipment provides the greatest amount of capacity utilization opportunity. Here’s an overview of the advantages of applying technology to define your forecasting requirements in advance instead of using traditional load building methods.


Story ThumbnailWERC: “Who’s Got My Supply Chain’s Back?”
Some pundits have called 2008 the “perfect supply chain storm.” Given this economic context, this article asks: How are many of the world’s global business leaders now evaluating risk, their vulnerability to it, and steps to becoming stronger companies when they emerge from the recession?


Story ThumbnailATA: Safety Starts Behind the Wheel
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, ATA recently announced that the 18-point safety agenda created by ATA’s Safety Task Force has been adopted as ATA policy. The progressive approach to highway safety focuses largely on the driver, targeting ways to improve performance and behavior, and also looks to create safer vehicles and improve motor carrier performance. Highway safety, however, depends on all motorists sharing the roadway.


Story ThumbnailY2K8
Most of us remember the concern and, in some cases, panic with which many firms approached the year 2000. Fears ranged from minor systems problems to a falling sky; but as it turned out, the consequences of moving into a new millennium were little more than sporadic inconveniences.


Story ThumbnailNASSTRAC: Highway Bill Coming into Sharper Focus but Delay Likely
There are strategic and political reasons for postponing action on a new highway bill. Few members of Congress are willing to vote for increases in highway fuel taxes while the U.S. is experiencing a recession and high unemployment.


Story ThumbnailCITT: Why Get More Qualified?
When faced with an economic downturn, companies usually keep their best-qualified people. And when the economy recovers, your professional credentials will help you to differentiate yourself, gain more personal opportunity and contribute to to a higher level of professionalism within the industry. Here is a compelling case for the value of earning a professional designation.


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