March 2017 Issue

In this issue:
  • E-commerce: Major modes join the mix
  • Paying for parcel performance
  • Next-gen WMS
  • 2017 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey results
  • Quarterly Transporation Update: LTL's upbeat outload for 2017
  • 2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships


IN THIS ISSUE
By · March 2, 2017
WMS vendors are stepping up to the plate and developing functionalities and solutions that meet the complex needs of today’s companies. Our top analysts take a peek into these developments and discuss the DC of the future and the software that will support it.


By · March 2, 2017
The world of supply chain management is exciting, challenging and rapidly changing. According to supply chain managers and executive leaders at a Fortune 50 company, these five trends are affecting the design and management of supply chains.


By · March 1, 2017
Our annual survey of reader investment levels in materials handling equipment and technology shows that with e-commerce-related pressures growing, they’re bumping up investment in the key enablers for flexibility and efficiency.


By · March 1, 2017
Our panel provides an update on all the market shifts in store for parcel shippers—especially when it comes to pricing, service and managing an e-commerce-centric supply chain.


By · March 1, 2017
There’s a dawning awareness of the importance of a reverse logistics strategy—especially in light of the critical role it now plays in e-commerce. Our experts say that level of thinking will not only help improve customer service, but will contribute significantly to an organization’s bottom line.


By · March 1, 2017
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in charge of connecting the growing web of facilities that enable e-commerce. Today, all modes as well as freight intermediaries must be poised for growth and flexible enough to keep evolving.


By · February 28, 2017
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics Management and SMC³ shine the spotlight on some of the nation’s best examples in its annual awards ceremony.


By · February 28, 2017
While LTL executives are bullish on the new administration’s “America First” emphasis, shippers should expect rate increases in the 3% range amid a “rational” pricing landscape.


By · February 28, 2017
It’s time to understand your parcel characteristics as well as how the carriers will view your business. If you can position yourself—and partners—to be a shipper that parcel carriers can serve profitably, you will be rewarded with better discounts and have stronger negotiating leverage.


By · February 28, 2017
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the continued double-digit growth of e-commerce is forcing the hand of nearly every logistics and supply chain professional to re-adjust their day-to-day operations at some level.


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