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Logistics Management

Understand your freight demand forecasts for the next 5, 15, or 30 years in logistics supply chain management.

Logistics has now become a critical component in supply chain management, both inbound logistics and outbound logistics, meaning the scope includes not only the receiving of goods and raw materials from suppliers to your organization, but also the shipments delivering products to the end customer. The top logistical challenges faced by industries today, range from on-going cost management, business process optimization, route risk to considering country economics, government regulations and environmental concerns.

Whether you need to predict US freight flows by origin, destination, commodity and transportation mode, understand maritime shipping, port, and trade data, or gain a clear view of the risks along your delivery routes, our logistics management solution will enable you to plan from end to end.

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Transearch

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The most comprehensive US and cross-border freight database available. It helps you prepare for future transportation demands

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Freight Car Outlook

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Economic forecasts and transportation industry trends to understand the North American railroad freight car market

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Maritime and trade

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A real-time source for ship movements, trade data, market volatility, and regulatory changes

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Route risk mapping

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Conduct periodic security reviews of commonly used routes for your supply chain and personnel to ensure adequate provisions are in place

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Experts

Paul Bingham

Mr. Bingham leads business advisory services product teams, advises on client engagements and report delivery, analyzes and forecasts freight transportation demand and infrastructure requirements, and drives business innovation. Paul primarily focuses on North American freight transportation markets, including the international trade of North America. Paul manages multimodal freight transportation market analysis and forecasting for public and private sector clients. Paul rejoined IHS Markit in 2019 after having worked at IHS Markit-predecessor firms Global Insight, Standard & Poor's Data Resources Incorporated (DRI), and Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA). He previously was Vice President for Freight and Logistics for the EDR Group unit of engineering firm EBP. Earlier he led the National Economics Practice of CDM Smith. He previously worked in the transportation consulting practices of Booz Allen Hamilton and ICF. Paul is an appointed member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He is former Chair of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB) Freight Systems Group and a member of the TRB Committee on Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation and the TRB Committee on Agriculture and Food Transportation. He is former Chair of the TRB Task Force on the Value of Transportation Infrastructure and former Chair of the Freight Transportation Data Committee. Paul served on the National Council of the Transportation Research Forum and is former member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum.

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Mania Flaskou

Mania's work is focused on freight flow data forecasts, transportation systems demand analysis, supply chain risk, and freight performance measures evaluation. She is responsible for the development of the Freight Car Outlook, a detailed report on North American railroad freight car market and has experience working in public and private sector transportation projects. Prior to joining IHS Markit she was a research associate at the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis. During her M.Sc. studies at the University of Memphis she worked as a research assistant working primarily with truck GPS data. Her graduate work focused on developing algorithms to analyze freight corridors to address MAP-21 objectives using truck GPS data. She speaks English and Greek.

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Wilhelm Greyling

Mr. Greyling is a business consultant and supply chain strategist with more than 25 years of experience focusing on the development, integration, and strategy supporting supply chains. His areas of focus include business process, technology, and end-to-end supply chain optimization. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Greyling delivered significant strategic and tactical supply chain excellence to a variety of companies across sectors such as aerospace and defense, airlines, banking media and technology, energy and utilities, life sciences, and more. He is fluent in English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.

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Aleksandra Maguire

As an associate director on the Freight Transportation Consulting team at IHS Markit, Ms. Maguire is responsible for various freight transportation issues, market and supply chain analysis for transportation industry and modeling. She is responsible for management and development of the county-level and commodity-detailed forecast for the TRANSEARCH® database. Her experience includes conducting trade and market assessments for transportation carriers and public sector organizations, advising on business opportunities, growth strategies, multi-modal, intermodal and distribution improvements, and capital investments. She was responsible for uncovering the expected timing and nature of emerging technologies in the commercial vehicle market. Her other responsibilities include Supply Chain Risk analysis and scoring for 64 countries globally. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms.Maguire was a research and teaching assistant at the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute of the University of Memphis. Her studies focused on evaluating gate reservation strategies at an intermodal rail terminal, using the newly expanded BNSF rail terminal in Memphis as a case study. The research also includes micro-simulation modeling of the transportation network in the area surrounding Memphis and the effects of gate strategies on relieving road congestion and truck idling. Aleksandra Maguire holds a master's degree in civil engineering (transportation) from the University of Memphis, United States and a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Belgrade-Serbia. Ms Maguire speaks English and Serbian.

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John Anton

Mr. Anton has expertise in the ferrous metals industry, he is responsible for evaluating the outlook for steel. He also specializes in forecasting commodities and works closely with the Automotive, Construction, Energy and Economics teams at IHS Markit. Steel demand is linked to outlooks from these key sectors. In turn, the profitability of these sectors can rise or fall depending on the price and availability of steel.Prior to joining IHS Markit, now IHS Markit, in 1995, he was in the private practice of law as well as an economist and statistician for the United States Department of Labor in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Mr. John Anton received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University, US, and a Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, US.

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John Mothersole

As director of research, Mr. Mothersole sets and executes research priorities to identify potential supply chain risks and opportunities. His other duties include providing inflation analysis for the US Economic Forecasting Service, World Industry Service and the metal price forecasts within the Global Link Model at IHS Markit. He is directly responsible for nonferrous metal forecasts. He has more than 30 years of experience in price analysis and price forecasting. A member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), Mr. Mothersole holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Maryland, US.

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Laura Hodges

Ms. Hodges is responsible for the management and operations of the Pricing and Purchasing Research team. Ms. Hodges has managed several projects on global cost analysis, including projects in Asia and South America, where the objective was to recommend the most cost-effective and efficient action in the procurement of key materials and services. She has spoken extensively on the topic of procurement pricing strategies and the global cost environment, including a presentation at the Institute of Supply Management titled, "Has China Lost Its Low-Cost Edge?" She has made presentations on the "Economic Risks to Consider Before Bidding Your Next Contract," and "Understanding and Estimating the Skilled Labor Shortage," at a conference of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. Ms. Laura Hodges holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the George Washington University, U.S., and a Master of Arts in Health and Labor Economics from Duke University, U.S. She also earned an MBA from Rutgers University, Beijing, China.

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Emily Crowley

An expert in North American labor markets and a specialist in labor supply, demand and wage escalation, Ms. Crowley is a key contributor to the semi-annual Global Manufacturing and Global Construction Compensation reports and to ongoing research of labor markets on the US Gulf Coast and Western Canada. Her research provides an analytical framework to compare labor cost and escalation on a global basis. Ms. Emily Crowley received her Masters of Science in Applied Economics from the Johns Hopkins University where she focused in quantitative methods.

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Sophie Malin

In addition to forecasting and analyzing labor markets she also produces compensation reports and is a contributing author to the quarterly labor cost articles. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Sophie worked as a consultant for an insurance technology provider, Intellect SEEC.She received a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Swansea with a year abroad studying business, law and economics at the University.

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KC Chang, B.com, MA, MS

His expertise resides in the commodity sector, where he is responsible for the nonferrous and precious metals forecasts including platinum and palladium. His latest research focuses on supply chain risks and opportunities for minor metals such as cobalt, lithium and rare earth elements used in the growing electric vehicle industry. In the past, KC worked on several projects focused on global cost analysis for clients in the energy and mining sector. These projects helped clients estimate capital costs and develop cost-effective procurement solutions for key materials and services. In addition to his work with clients, KC provides commodity market commentary to various news organizations including Bloomberg, Reuters, National Public Radio, Kitco Metals, Metal Bulletin and the American Metal Market.Mr. Chang received his M.A. in economics and his M.S. in statistics from the George Washington University. He also received his B.com in finance and mathematics from McGill University.

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Amanda Eglinton

Ms. Eglinton provides price forecasts and market intelligence to enable smarter purchasing decisions and supply chain cost savings for buyers of steel pipe, stainless steel, nickel and other ferroalloys. She also participates in IHS Markit consulting projects as a steel subject matter expert. Prior to joining the Pricing and Purchasing team, Ms. Eglinton was responsible for providing market intelligence on the supply and demand of onshore pipelay contractors and line pipe as part of the IHS Markit Energy Cost and Technology group. She also has experience working as a research analyst for the Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) trading desk at Element Markets, a leading renewable energy company. Ms. Eglinton holds a masters of arts in applied economics from the University of Houston, and a bachelor of science in finance and economics from Saint Louis University.

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John Bauman

He regularly interacts with clients regarding the outlook about equipment and services in the high tech sector. He is responsible for forecasting prices for high-tech equipment and services. In addition, he helps manage and maintain the group's forecasting model. He joined Global Insight, now IHS Markit, in 2003. Prior to that time, he was a statistical methodologist for a pharmaceutical marketing research firm. Mr. John Bauman earned a Master of Arts in Economics from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, US, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

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Michael Dall

He is responsible for the coverage of chemicals and plastic prices across Europe with an emphasis on forecasting. He also manages the relationship with several of the team's largest EMEA clients. Between 2013 and 2018 he was the lead economist at market analysts Barbour ABI, responsible for providing detailed coverage of the UK economy with specific focus on the construction sector. Before this he worked at GVA as an economist covering the residential and commercial property markets. Dall holds an undergraduate degree in Business Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Strathclyde.

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Deni Koenhemsi

Ms. Koenhemsi's previous areas of industry focus include healthcare, professional services and consumer goods. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a country risk economist at AIG and as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies focused on Turkish economy and politics. Ms. Deni Koenhemsi received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Richmond, US, and a Master of Arts in International Economic Relations from American University, Washington, D.C., US.

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Patrick Warren

Mr. Warren analyzes and forecasts prices up and down the paper supply chain, from pulp to corrugated boxes. He uses data science and alternative data to provide clients with unique insights into price movements and market dynamics. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Warren researched firm behavior at MIT. He received his BA in economics from the University of Washington and his MA in economics from Boston University.

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