IAM Logistics Network (ILN)
Do You Do More Than Moving?
Tell your fellow IAM members!
Have you already diversified into logistics, providing office moving, project forwarding, warehousing and distribution or cargo moving? Or, are you considering expanding into new business areas?
Then it’s time to join the IAM Logistics Network (ILN), a group founded by IAM members devoted to helping one another develop and market non-traditional logistics-type services. There are other logistics networks, but only the IAM Logistics Network is made up of companies and people whom you already know and trust as fellow IAM members.
This member-driven group facilitates networking among IAM colleague companies seeking to expand already-thriving logistics businesses or that are ready to diversify into new business sectors. Use the links at the top of this page to reach out to ILN members and find out more about ILN and how it can benefit your company today.
Alibaba Rival JD Envisions Its Own Delivery Drone Fleet in China by End of 2017
JD.com Inc. has drawn up plans for drones to ply 100 regular routes by the end of next year. Taking advantage of less-restrictive regulations, it’s spent months testing its drones and beginning Nov. 10 — the same day as China’s annual 24-hour online shopathon — it intends to start operating four routes delivering packages to rural residents on a trial basis.
More Uber for freight – no really, it’s Uber Freight
One company that is definitely embracing the "Uber for freight" model is Uber. Many know that Uber purchased a startup company called Otto. If you are not familiar with Otto, it is a business that has been promising to deliver an add-on “autonomous” driving technology that could be bolted onto existing trucks.
An Intermodal Resurgence
The historically severe winter of 2013-14 proved to be a major challenge for intermodal shipping in North America. Inclement weather disrupted intermodal networks, leading to comprehensive struggles with service that lasted well beyond the winter season. The winter caused "things to really implode" in the intermodal sector and "it took a good 18 months to recover," says Phil Shook.
Logistics Hotspots in the U.S.: Nine That Shine
As U.S. manufacturers and distributors continue to expand their operations, they often look for under-the-radar places—cities and areas that have either recently emerged as logistics and distribution center hubs, or are about to—as they consider the long-term effects of their developments.
Big Data is Highlighted in 2017 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study
Technology continues to increase in importance and the role it plays. That was highlighted with a study highlighting the role of big data and analytics, with 98 percent of 3PL’s indicating that improved, data-driven decision-making is essential to the future success of supply chain activities and processes, which was supported by 93 percent of shippers.