Intermodal service has come a long way over the decades, but what are shippers demanding from it now? Erik Hansen, vice president of sales and marketing for intermodal with Kansas City Southern, addresses the question. SCB: What is the biggest concern of rail shippers today? Hansen: Intermodal shippers, aside from general trade and economic uncertainties,
Krenar Komoni, founder and chief executive officer of Tive Inc., reveals some surprising facts about the progress of supply-chain visibility — or lack of it. SCB: What’s the most interesting trend you’re seeing right now as it relates to supply-chain visibility? Komoni: The trend we’re seeing — and it’s a bit of a surprise to
Amazon.com Inc. continues to tighten its grip on retail e-commerce. In 2006, the company broadened its reach with creation of Fulfillment by Amazon, a service that invites sellers to route their shipments through Amazon’s huge network of warehouses. More recently, the company began amassing its own fleet of transportation assets, bypassing the dominant parcel carriers.