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Practical Insights (Blog)

Rail Optimization: The Shippers' Perspective

In the first of a five-part series of blogs looking at the evolving relationship between carriers, shippers and investors in the rail transportation industry, Nick Little, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research & Education, and Maine Pointe's Mike Notarangeli, consider why, from the shippers’ point of view, communication with rail carriers has become more dysfunctional over the past half-decade.

 

Topics: Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Rail Optimization: The Imperative for Change

In the first of a five-part series of blogs looking at the evolving relationship between carriers, shippers and investors in the rail transportation industry, Nick Little, Michigan State University, Center for Railway Research & Education, and Maine Pointe's Mike Notarangeli,  explore some of the underlying issues which, despite substantial changes in the supply chain and  transportation landscape, are preventing it from meeting the needs of 21st Century transportation.

Topics: Logistics Rail Optimization MSU White Paper

Road Trains: Balancing Safety Concerns with Improved Utilization & Capacity

As a critical shortage of drivers continues to put road transportation under extreme pressure, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Engagement Partner, considers the pitfalls, and potential benefits, of the wider introduction of road trains to US highways

 

Topics: Logistics driver shortage road transportation

Solar Panels May Play a Role in the Future of Green Fleet Initiatives

Amid growing speculation on the long-term future of fossil fuels and increasing environmental concerns, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, considers the pros and cons of incorporating solar panels in the trucking business

 

 

Topics: Logistics alternative energy green initiatives

How The Ongoing Trade War Impacts Container Leasing

As the effects of the global trade war reverberate across supply chains, Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, looks at the impact on the container leasing industry and considers the new opportunities that could arise from taking an active approach 

Topics: Logistics Tariffs Trade TVO

Maritime and Container Logistics: Who Will be the Catalysts to Drive Total Value Optimization?

Mike Notarangeli is EVP, Logistics at Maine Pointe and a former Executive Director for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Global Council at RosettaNet / GS1 US.

Mike recently attended  TPM19, the industry event for the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference. Logistics providers, Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs), solution providers, and other members of the maritime logistics ecosystem came together to discuss important topics that will affect the industry in the near term and into the future. Here he shares some key takeaways from the event.
Topics: Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Assessing Freight Sustainability

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. 

 

Topics: Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Where Have All The Freighters Gone?

 Michael Notarangeli, EVP Logistics and Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense, discuss ways in which air cargo providers are adapting to meet the demands of  rapidly changing supply chains and operations.

Consumers of supply chain and logistics services have become more demanding about how and when they receive deliveries. The explosion of omni-channel has created maximum choice for consumers and serious disruption for service providers. 

Topics: Logistics aerospace and defense

Five Key Factors to Creating a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Making sales and operations planning (S&OP) work

Many organizations struggle to forecast client demand and align their operations to respond accordingly. Maine Pointe’s procurement, operations and logistics practice leaders outline five critical success factors that will ensure effective demand-driven sales and operations planning (S&OP).

Topics: Strategic Procurement Operations Excellence Logistics digital supply chain demand-driven supply chain

Logistics Outlook: Overcoming Challenges in an Era of Rising Rates

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP, Logistics, discusses some immediate steps transportation providers need to take to maintain competitiveness as market, industry, and legislative issues force rate rises.

For the last couple of years, there have been constant murmurings among logistics providers about an impending rise in rates. It’s safe to say that threat has now become a reality.

Topics: Logistics Supply Chain Performance