June 2019 Logistics Management Magazine

In this Issue:
  • Help Wanted: The quest to recruit and train high-level supply chain talent
  • 2019 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable
  • Easing the labor crunch with LMS
  • Cross-border curveballs
  • Top 50 3PLs: "Amazonization" driving change across the board
  • State of Ocean Cargo: Anticipating a sea change
  • NextGen Supply Chain Conference: Conference Highlights


IN THIS ISSUE
By · June 6, 2019
Over the years, we’ve tried to steer clear of too many themed issues because we’re proud to offer our readers a wide breadth of industry information. The logistics and transportation market is so diverse, and shippers are looking to solve a multitude of challenges across a number of modes and services areas—never just one.



By · June 6, 2019
Warehouse execution system (WES) software is becoming more important to automated warehouses that need to manage machines, people and inventory resources against a high-velocity stream of orders and tight delivery commitments. WES can be more than a one-function solution for orchestrating zones “inside the four walls,” and can instead operate as a complex hybrid that paces work to logistics events.


By · June 6, 2019
How are companies faring in the race to recruit and train high-level supply chain talent in a market with a national unemployment rate at a 50-year low?


By · June 6, 2019
Four of the nation’s top market analysts discuss volumes, rates, PSR implementation and recent service challenges in an effort to help shippers plot a clear course for the rest of 2019.


By · June 6, 2019
Labor management systems continue their transition from engineered labor standard software systems to valuable tools that help shippers achieve their labor optimization goals.


By · June 5, 2019
Trade experts say the new, trilateral trade agreement has much to offer, but isn’t much of a departure from NAFTA. However, one thing is for certain: international shippers must master some new fine print if USMCA is ratified—and do it quickly.


By · June 5, 2019
The inexorable advance of Amazon is creating new challenges for logistics managers who must meet heightened shipper expectations while navigating today’s complex 3PL marketplace.


By · June 5, 2019
While carriers struggle to meet IMO 2020 standards, shippers remain dissatisfied with current ocean cargo performance. A dramatic shift in carrier business culture may be needed to meet these twin challenges, say analysts.


By · June 5, 2019
Held at the iconic Chicago Athletic Club, this two-day conference brought together a broad spectrum of supply chain experts, academics, vendors and senior-level executives to discuss what’s coming around the next corner for supply chain management.


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Got labor? How supply chain companies are recruiting talent during a labor crunch
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35th Annual Salary Survey: Compensation matters more than ever
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2019 Rate Outlook: Pressure Builds
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