Best Transportation and Logistics Blogs
1. Logistics Management
Logistics Management originated as a monthly print publication for logistics professionals, launched way back in 1962. Since that time, it’s evolved into the go-to site for industry pros with the latest news and industry happenings daily. Today, two annual publications supplement the daily news and regular blogs covering the field of logistics.
Three posts we like from Logistics Management:
2. Logistics Viewpoints
Logistics Viewpoints aims to provide logistics professionals with “clear and concise analyses of logistics trends, technologies, and services,” with lead contributors bringing more than 25 years of experience to the table. A joint venture between Adelante SCM and ARC Advisory Group, Logistics Viewpoints has been reporting on current industry news and trends since January 2009.
Three posts we like from Logistics Viewpoints:
3. Lean Logistics Blog
The Lean Logistics Blog is an open forum for the discussion of lean logistics and supply chain best practices. LeanCor, the company behind this blog, has been a trusted supply chain partner since 2005, “delivering operational improvement and measurable financial results.”
Three posts we like from Lean Logistics Blog:
4. WFP Logistics
WFP Logistics is run by the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization that fights hunger worldwide. The organization’s blog focuses on logistics in the food industry, covering topics such as improving supply chain efficiency to better meet the needs of third-world countries.
Three posts we like from WFP Logistics:
5. CPG Logistics
CPG Logistics is a blog run by KANE, an able logistics specialists, which had humble beginnings in Northwestern PA back in 1930 but has since grown to a fleet of more than 140 power units and 800 trailers—and over 6.5 million square feet of 3PL warehouse space and 16 U.S. distribution centers. Clearly, no further explanation needed that these guys know their stuff.
Three posts we like from CPG Logistics:
6. Freight Dawg
Eric J. Joiner, Jr. brings his 30-plus years of experience to his blog, Freight Dawg, which covers topics ranging from careers in logistics to supply chain and logistics technology and strategy. Joiner aims to provide industry-level commentary of interest to both logistics and supply chain professionals.
Three posts we like from Freight Dawg:
Lynden is a freight shipping and logistics company, providing air, water and land travel to challenging areas such as Western Canada, Russia and Alaska. Services include scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, domestic and international forwarding and much more, encompassing virtually all transport and logistics services for clients around the world.
DCVelocity is a digital magazine covering transportation, material handling, technology and strategy. Several leading experts serve as blog columnists, such as Kate Vitasek, a nationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management, and Steve Geary, an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration faculty member at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management.
Three posts we like from DCVelocity:
9. Supply Chain Brain
Supply Chain Brain is a leading digital publication covering all things supply chain. The Think Tank blog, run by editors of Supply Chain Brain, covers all the latest trends, technology and newsworthy happenings related to supply chains and supply chain management.
Three posts we like from Supply Chain Brain:
10. Modern Materials Handling
Modern Materials Handling is a robust resource for logistics professionals, including guides, white papers, webcasts, a news feed, blogs and more for all the latest trends and news spanning the industry.
Three posts we like from Modern Materials Handling:
11. Supply Chains Rock
Who said supply chains are boring? That’s the tagline of Supply Chains Rock, which focuses on the engaging and interesting aspects of supply chain management and technology. The blog’s publisher, Christopher Sciacca, is an IBM employee who discusses the way the supply chain works in a way that relates to both consumers and industry professionals.
Three posts we like from Supply Chains Rock:
12. 3PL Wire
3PL Wire, founded in 2006, is a premier resource for logistics and supply chain professionals. Authors “Swizstick” and “Splatty” bring more than 20 years of experience to the table, hailing from the carrier and importer logistics industry. The blog covers industry news, supply chain security, 3PL trends and more.
Three posts we like from 3PL Wire:
13. Food Logistics
Food Logistics features its own blog, with Editor-In-Chief Lara Sowinski providing commentary related to the food supply, transportation and logistics fields. There are also a number of valuable guest contributions from leading industry experts.
Three posts we like from Food Logistics:
14. Strasburger Price LLP
Strasburger Price, LLP’s Transportation & Logistics Blog covers the logistics and transportation industries from a legal perspective. With the many rules, regulations and red tape to work through in the logistics field, this blog is a valuable resource for keeping tabs on the latest guidelines.
Three posts we like from Strasburger Price LLP:
15. PLS Logistics
Founded back in 1991, PLS Logistics Services has become one of the leading logistics management services providers in the U.S. The company ships nearly one million loads annually across all major freight modes. A visit to PLS Logistics’ blog reveals insights on industry news and trends, advice for cutting costs, improving processes and reducing transport impacts on the bottom line.
Three posts we like from PLS Logistics:
16. Trinity Logistics
Trinity Logistics began back in 1979 with a single location and three employees. Today, the company spans 90 locations across the U.S., employs more than 200 people and prides itself on providing superior customer service. The Trinity Logistics blog includes insights into the company’s culture, creating a level of transparency for improved customer relationships. Other topics include regulatory news and industry changes alongside plenty of advice on logistics management.
Three posts we like from Trinity Logistics:
17. Women and Logistics
The field of logistics has traditionally been one primarily led by men, but that tide is turning. Women and Logistics emphasizes the increasing role of female leaders in the logistics field. Founder Jean Regan, also President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TranzAct Technologies, also blogs on Finding Balance.
Three posts we like from Women and Logistics:
18. The Logistics of Logistics
The Logistics of Logistics, hosted by Joe Lynch, covers all things logistics, including technology, roundups of the best resources encompassing various facets of the industry and more. In addition to Lynch’s insightful commentary, you’ll find white papers, webinars, news and events and more.
Three posts we like from The Logistics of Logistics:
19. Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is a digital publication focused on the field of inbound logistics. Databases of the top 100 providers in key segments of the supply chain industry, free downloads of logistics planners, website directories and more supplement the articles and commentary encompassing every aspect of the industry.
Three posts we like from Inbound Logistics:
20. Supply Chain and Logistics Blog
The Supply Chain and Logistics Blog is run by Bruce Hartman, who holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Supply Chain Management. Dr. Hartman is currently a Professor at the University of Saint Francis and weighs in regularly with his perspective on industry news related to supply chains, operations management, logistics and similar topics.
Three posts we like from Supply Chain and Logistics Blog:
21. The Voyager
The Voyager is a blog run by Logility, a supply chain management software provider. The editorial team consists of industry leaders with years of experience in enterprise software, operations and technology management, inventory optimization, globalization and more.
Three posts we like from The Voyager:
22. Logistics Portal
Logistics Portal is a hub of all things logistics from around the Web. Editor Nick Matyas contributes insightful commentary and reports on the latest news impacting the logistics and supply chain industries.
Three posts we like from Logistics Portal:
23. Network Global Logistics Blog
A “leader in mission-critical delivery and efficient distribution for freight, supply chain and warehousing as well as critical parts and same day delivery needs,” NGL got its start in 1971 as an air courier company specializing in first flight courier services. NGL’s blog covers supply chain and logistics news, advice and resources for industry professionals.
Three posts we like from Network Global Logistics Blog:
24. Ryder Exchange
Ryder’s Exchange blog provides “thought leadership on a variety of fleet, supply chain and logistics-related topics.” You’ll find industry trends, hot topics, news and features, best practices and more—for both the logistics beginner and seasoned professional.
Three posts we like from Ryder Exchange:
25. ADS Logistics
ADS Logistics Co, LLC offers a range of logistics and supply chain services, including warehousing, over-the-road trucking and more. The company’s blog focuses on a variety of news and issues affecting the trucking, supply chain and logistics fields.
Three posts we like rom ADS Logistics:
26. BlueGrace Logistics
BlueGrace Logistics is a transportation management company with the goal of providing customers “with superior supply chain management services and best in class technology at the lowest possible cost while providing customers with the above and beyond level of customer service they deserve.” BlueGrace Logistics’ blog covers topics ranging from shipping, management, logistics and more.
Three posts we like from BlueGrace Logistics:
27. Blue Horseshoe Solutions
Blue Horseshoe Solutions provides expert management and strategy consulting, system design, implementation, optimization and distribution design services. Blue Horseshoe’s blog covers news and events related to distribution and related technology, software tutorials, management strategy advice and resources and much more. On July 8, 2013, Microsoft announced that it would acquire Blue Horseshoe’s warehouse and transportation management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Three posts we like from Blue Horseshoe Solutions:
28. Quiet Logistics
Quiet Logistics consists of a team of executives with a combined 235 years of experience in 3PL, warehouse management and material handling automation technologies. The blog, launched in March 2013, covers third-party logistics, distribution, fulfillment, inventory management and more.
Three posts we like from Quiet Logistics:
29. @ Supply Chain Management
Chris Jacob Abraham, who works as a senior consultant in the Fab PowerOps group at IBM, blogs at @ Supply Chain Management. Abraham has also had a company acquired by IBM and brings a vast amount of prior experience to the table. Abraham blogs about leadership, reverse logistics, Six Sigma and related topics.
Three posts we like from @ Supply Chain Management:
30. Extreme Factories
Extreme Factories is “a set of tools that allows a company to simply and effectively set-up, monitor and follow-up a business innovation process.” The blog covers all things related to innovation, optimization, process flow improvement and other productivity-enhancing resources.
Three posts we like from Extreme Factories:
31. PNG Logistics
PNG Logistics is a full-service 3PL company, helping clients lower their freight costs and increase shipping efficiencies. The PNG Logistics blog covers supply chain news, technology, transportation and more.
Three posts we like from PNG Logistics:
ODW Logistics is an industry leader in supply chain solutions and a full-service 3PL provider supporting companies of all sizes. Blogistics, the official company blog, covers leadership, technology, optimization and more.
Three posts we like from Blogistics:
33. About.com Logistics/Supply Chain
Martin Murray, author and senior supply chain management consultant, serves as the About.com Guide to Logistics and Supply Chain. Murray covers strategy, importing and exporting, RFID, operations, green supply chain and other topics of interest to professionals in the logistics and supply chain industries.
Three posts we like from About.com Logistics/Supply Chain:
34. Material Handling & Logistics
Material Handling & Logistics is a news and information portal geared specifically towards top-level executives and managers who are either buyers or providers of outsourced logistics services. This is a frequently updated news site covering all the latest industry and company news related to logistics and supply chains. Webinars, white papers and more add to this robust collection of logistics resources.
Three posts we like from Material Handling & Logistics:
35. Logistics Online
Logistics Online is a news resource covering logistics, supply chain and transportation solutions. Topics encompassing technology, company news and industry happenings and more are covered. Logistics Online also offers a free newsletter and has an active Twitter presence to keep you up-to-date on industry happenings. Note: Free registration is required to view full content.
Three posts we like from Logistics Online:
36. Automotive Logistics
Automotive Logistics covers the full spectrum from logistics to supply chain in the automotive industry. Automotive Logistics started off as a magazine but has evolved into a comprehensive provider of news, connections and intelligence both in-print and online.
Three posts we like from Automotive Logistics:
37. DataNow Global
DataNow Global is a blog run by Dimension Data, an ICT services and solutions provider. DataNow Global emphasizes the technological aspects of the logistics and supply chain fields, including software, UCC solutions, collaborations and more.
Three posts we like from DataNow Global:
38. Lean Logistics
A global service provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, Lean Logistics covers the latest trends in transportation management. “The LeanLogistics Transportation Network empowers shippers, carriers and other participating members to reduce costs, improve services and gain complete visibility.”
Three posts we like from Lean Logistics:
Cerasis, a freight logistics company and TL broker, offers proprietary freight management software and integrated managed services to ship LTL and TL freight. The Cerasis blog covers manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, management and other topics of interest to industry leaders.
Three posts we like from Cerasis:
40. Evans Distribution Systems
Evans Distribution Systems is a 3PL provider based in Detroit offering warehousing, transportation, packaging, inspection and other services to streamline the distribution process for companies. The blog covers everything from career information for prospective logistics and distribution students to technology and industry news.
Three posts we like from Evans Distribution Systems:
Penske is “a global provider of logistics, transportation and distribution services.” Penske’s blog covers company news, industry impacts, alternative fuels, technology, distribution, supply chain and related topics.
Three posts we like from Penske:
42. Weber Logistics
Weber Logistics is a leader in warehousing, logistics, freight management and retail compliance serving the West Coast. The blog addresses issues in warehousing, transportation, reverse logistics and other industry-relevant news and information.
Three posts we like from Weber Logistics:
43. Transportfolio Blog – C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson is one of the largest 3PL providers in the world, founded back in 1905. C.H. Robinson’s Transportfolio Blog covers regulation, distribution, compliance, collaboration and more topics of interest to industry professionals.
Three posts we like from Transportfolio Blog:
44. Dedola Global Logistics
Dedola Global Logistics is a family-owned freight company with customers spanning the globe. The blog features a weekly roundup post covering the latest happenings in the world of global logistics, port profiles, interesting facts and definitions, and other supply chain and logistics information.
Three posts we like from Dedola Global Logistics:
45. Logistics Bureau
Logistics Bureau is the leading supply chain and logistics consulting firm in Australia and SE Asia. I hope we can make your list next time
These 45 blogs provide plenty of food for thought and valuable resources to any professional working in or affected by the field of transportation and logistics. Whether your company delivers goods or provides services, the information provided by these organizations and publishers is likely to impact you—and we strongly suggest staying abreast of what’s going on in the logistics industry.
source: Nicole Pontius @ Camcode