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NEW Report: these logistics trends will impact your business


Rosalyn Wilson wrote :

“2011: A rather unremarkable year” for logistics statistics.

From time to time an article grabs my attention enough to make me want to share it. The 23rd Annual State of Logistics report by The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) was such an article. 
This report provides a clear indication of the current position of Logistics in the USA and looks at trends within the industry that will impact your business, today and tomorrow. The report highlights the fact that recovery of the economy has been very slow and inconsistent. The fragility of the world’s economy will continue this trend and make business’ focus on efficiencies in their supply chain. 

Some key highlights of the report:

  • Inventory carrying costs increased 7.6% over prior year
  • Logistics cost equaled 8.5% of GDP in 2011 – trending up from a low of 7.9% in 2009
  • Trucking (77% of transportation component) increased 6.2% year on year
  • Rail grew 15.3%
  • All other transport sectors declined
  • Intermodal was the real growth element of transportation – a trend that will grow very significantly in the near future.

The report takes an in-depth look at each transport mode & explains the basis for trends in each.

Geoff Hukins, Executive Director of Argos Software                 

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Supply Chain: Take Stock of a Runway Inventory

It’s time to optimize your inventory!

 If you’re looking for ways to satisfy your customers orders or to calculate your optimum level of stock, I found an article from the Supply Chain Digital that may interest you!

Learn how EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) can help your business:

  • Reduce lead times to process orders
  • Measure the delivery performance of suppliers
  • Improve your visibility and much more!     

Click here to READ THE ARTICLE

For more information on EDI, please contact us !

—> North American 3PL Market

Strategic Analysis 

As a Logistics Service Provider you need to remain competitive. Information is key to this competitiveness. Knowing the strategies and current views of the large players in your space is vital if you are not to be left behind in a fast changing logistics landscape.

Eyefor Transport recently released for public consumption a $1,500 – 134 page report on the North American 3PL market in 2011. This report looked at a number of issues from the perspective of the largest 25 Logistics Service Providers in the market. Among the issues addressed are:

  • Economic outlook 
  • Key trends
  • Sustainability
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • 3PL operations

Want to learn more?

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