Listing of Publications
Visual Metrics: The Executive Insight Into the Competitive Landscape
... benchmarking provides people across the organization with common business language regarding processes, metrics, key issues and outcomes, and helps organizations put in place a rigorous and continuous improvement process to bring out higher levels of performance.
The World Is Urbanizing: Is Your Logistical System Ready?
(William Rose, Doctoral Student at UTK)
To better understand the differences between urban logistics and traditional logistics methods, researchers from the University of Tennessee conducted interviews during the summer of 2012 with ten logistics professionals working in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. The interview participants range from warehouse supervisor to company CEO and represent focus areas including customer service, marketing, transportation and distribution, and warehousing. (Names of the interview participants have been changed for anonymity. )
Contract Logistics: Outsourcing Distribution Management to Drive Value
With contract logistics, companies add flexibility and economies to their supply chain, improving customer servie levels while supporting their strategies for inventory, warehousing and distribution.
Economic Meltdown: What Should You Do?
(Lawrence Dean Shemesh)
Supply chain strategies for a stressed economy.
Carrier Benchmark Survey
TransCore released its latest Carrier Benchmark Survey last week. Key findings:
- For-hire carrier revenue is up 10% to $2.03 per mile compared to 2010.
- On average, carriers found 20% more of their freight on load boards compared to last year.
- ƒCarriers earned more when they balanced load board use with contracts in relatively equal proportions (they averaged $1,378 or 7.7% more revenue per truck each month than other for-hire carriers surveyed).
- Average length of haul and empty miles both declined.
10 Best Warehousing Networks 2011
The Census Bureau just released the statistics needed for Chicago Consulting to update its Ten Best Warehouse Networks. They are used by leading manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to improve customer service, identify new sites and reduce costs.