Autonomous Vehicles Take to the Roads

This year, some automakers started offering semi-autonomous driving under certain circumstances. In the not too distant future, these same types of technology will likely be part of every electronic OEMs logistics planning.  Automation of cars and trucks have the potential to increase safety and affordability of transportation, and will allow more cars to navigate the…

New Company Touchpath to Meet Market Demand for Fully Customized, Lower-Cost Supply Chain Solutions

September 14th 2016 —A new company has been created by the merger of long-established businesses TransitionWorks Software and AIDC Solutions to meet market demand for modern, fully customized but lower-cost supply chain solutions. Launched today, TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) plans to grow dynamically, has operations in the UK (Halifax HX1 5ER) and the USA (High Point, NC…

Trust but Verify: Wisdom on 3PL Relations

During arms-control summit meetings with Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s, President Reagan often used a favorite Russian “doveryai, no proveryai,” that is “trust, but verify.” Reagan had come to realize that the evil empire might be a negotiating partner. The path was rocky, but the two managed to reduce the nuclear arsenals…

ACE Compliance Deadline Looming for Logistics

As March draws to a close, the U.S. Automated Export System Direct (AESDirect) Electronic Export Information
 (EEI) filing system is being transitioned from the U.S. Census Bureau to the Customs and Boarder Protection's (CPB) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The logistics industry is looking carefully about how the new rules change the way business must be…

Logistics Management: How Market Volatility Impacts Freight Transportation Rates in 2016

The continuing economic slowdown of international markets, particularly in China, is leading to a volatile period of global rate fluctuation in 2016, world energy, logistics, trade, and transportation analysts agree. These analysts also bring to the table their concern about sustaining long-term distribution plans. All together, it could prove to be very challenging years ahead…