Issue No. 59  |  November 2014  |   View in browser  
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Driving Profitability in Logistics

For logistics companies profitability has always been a difficult challenge. Despite increasing revenues, only a small number of logistics services providers can achieve growth in profitability. It means that logistics companies, in order to grow their business profitability, must look beyond traditional ways and pursue fundamental change.

In this article, Amit Maheshwari explains how by effective usage of logistics management software at each critical juncture of business successfully drives the profitability north-wards.

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Softlink Global: Empowering Global Logistics & International Trade with Power of Cloud

The need for accurate and timely management of freight and logistics activities to maintain on-time deliveries, reduce costs and ensure that the right product is in the right place at the right time remain as prerequisites for logistics industry. In order to succeed, industry needs to provide real-time visibility; ensure accurate, efficient and effective movement of goods; reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction. These challenges have significantly changed the role of a logistician in today’s information era. Addressing these predicaments Softlink Global, allows logistics companies to adapt a strong, flexible strategy.

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3PL CEO study points to increasing optimism in global 3PL market
Optimism in the form of increasing profits was a key takeaway in the Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) CEOs, released earlier this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Antonio.
Nurturing 3PL Relationships
Analysts note that while shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there?s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships.
Outlook for air freight demand is improving - IATA
The International Air Transport Association said that international freight volumes, an indicator of global trade demand, are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 4.1 percent over the next five years.
DHL Global Connectedness Index Signals Strong Comeback For International Supply Chains
DHL has released the third edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world.
Strong market conditions continue to work in favor of motor carriers, reports FTR
Strong market trends continue to favor the trucking sector, which is a theme that has been intact for several months, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Learn how logistics companies can use ERP systems to set up world class processes.

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24th November 2014: Empowering Global Logistics & International Trade with Power of Cloud
24th September 2014: UTC Overseas Inc. selects Softlink as Global Technology Partner
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Dallas, Texas, USA
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January 19-21, 2015
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