Issue No. 69 | September 2015 | View in browser TradeTalk - monthly newsletter
 

Welcome to this sixty ninth (69) issue of TradeTalk, a monthly newsletter launched by Softlink, to discuss the latest trends, best practices and innovations in International Trade and logistics. TradeTalk aims to evolve into a knowledge sharing platform, where industry leaders and experts will share their insights for business growth and better trade.
 

Expert Speak  
Presenting articles and interviews that highlight the best practices in the logistics industry, and bring you strategies and insights to apply successfully in your own business environment.
5 Things Successful LSPs Do Differently
Logistics Optimization "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics. - Sun Tzu"

As perfectly expressed by Sun Tzu, many things depend on success of logistics. Every business must focus on a comprehensive logistics strategy that will help them to reach their customers easily. This puts huge responsibilities on logistics service providers as their performance is critical for the success of entire supply chain. The question that needs to be answered is what makes logistics organizations successful.

To manage the difficult logistics operations the LSPs must be more agile and extremely efficient. They must be proactive and anticipate the challenges beforehand than being reactive. Let us see how LSPs can be more successful –
1.Increase Productivity - Streamline and Mange Operations In logistics, increasing productivity isn’t just about doing more shipments. Complicated processes and documentation brings down the productivity of logistics professionals....
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Logistics Trend  
Social Collaboration Is At Hand with Infor Ming.le™ and Business Intelligence For Apple Watch -
Applications Deliver Task-Driven Communication and Advanced Analytics to Business Users Anytime, Anywhere Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Infor Ming.leTM and Infor Business Intelligence (BI) applications are now available for the Apple Watch.
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ATA Report Sees Growth in Freight, Trucking Through 2026
A new report released Monday by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29 percent over the next 11 years.
“The outlook for all modes of freight transportation remains bright,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in releasing its U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. “Continued population growth, expansion of the energy sector and foreign trade will boost trucking, intermodal rail and pipeline shipments in particular.”
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XPO Logistics CEO Not Worried About M&A Stock Hit
XPO Logistics Inc. Chief Executive Bradley Jacobs said he isn’t getting too worked up over a “wipeout” his company’s stock experienced after announcing a $3 billion acquisition of trucking firm Con-way Inc. earlier this month.
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Trucking Makes a Comeback, but Small Operators Miss Out
A recovering U.S. economy is driving record demand for trucking. But many smaller operators, who make up the vast majority of the roughly 470,000 for-hire fleets on the road today, say they’re missing out on the boom.
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Trucking Analysts Say U.S. Trailer Orders Show Impressive Rise in August
Two Indiana-based trucking industry analysts report trailer net orders in August were up big time, with dry vans leading the way. ACT Research, out of Columbus, Ind., said trailer orders — surpassing 24,500 for August — rose nearly 21 percent from July’s pace, but eased 0.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.
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