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Supply Chain: Logistics

Focus on purchasing, materials management and logistics

About Logistics

The Council of Supply Chain Professionals defines logistics management as:

that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverses flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements. 

Major Logistics Service Providers

Identifying Other Leading Logistics Services

Global Shipping

Guides to Trade Regulations and Landed Cost Calculations

Consult TRADE Guide for U.S. Import Regulations and Trade Guidebooks for landed cost modeling

Trucking Rate Vendors

Tools providing actual freight rates and benchmarks are not available as open sources or published in the shipping trade press.  Determining a freight rate from point A to B for a particular product and transport mode is a customized process and a negotiated outcome.   Except for Truckinginfo, the following are examples of fee-based commercial tools that provide freight rate metrics but their subscriptions are not available to libraries. 

Ocean Shipping Freight Rates

Provides estimated spot prices but not contracted rates for FCL (full container load) and LCL (less than container load)

Transportation Research