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By Patrick Burnson · January 23, 2013
The Forum's biennial report, covering 132 economies worldwide, measures the abilities of economies to enable trade and highlights areas where improvements are most needed.
By Patrick Burnson · January 22, 2013
In the New Year, IATA believes governments should resolve to bring down the barriers to connectivity growth.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2013
As noted in our news section, the IHS special report suggests that new domestic energy sources will have provide logistics managers with new challenges and choices.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 18, 2013
Here’s how one integrated supply chain took handling and time out of the process.
By Josh Bond · January 17, 2013
New network for professionals under 40 is designed to bridge the gap between “generational personalities” in supply chain management.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2013
In early January, the United States Postal Service called on Congress for postal legislation in an effort to become solvent. Not too long after it is saying it cannot “wait indefinitely for legislation” at least not at the moment anyhow.
By Jeff Berman · January 11, 2013
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is fully aware of the challenges this is likely to present for the industry and recently released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2013
A diverse coalition of over 120 local, state and national stakeholders, ranging from farmers and manufacturers to retailers and wholesalers – representing the totality of the global supply chain – sent a letter today to the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) urging both sides to remain at the negotiating table until they “reach a new long-term contract.”
By Bob Trebilcock · January 9, 2013
New headquarters showcases the company’s success at meeting new distribution needs.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 4, 2013
2012 was a great year for materials handling. Now what?
By Jeff Berman · January 2, 2013
With Congress waiting until past January 1 to hammer out a deal for the so-called Fiscal Cliff, there is at least one less problem to worry about for now anyhow.
By Maida Napolitano · January 1, 2013
Our warehouse/DC engineer examines how you can transform your traditional warehouse environment and implement sustainable strategies that benefit your business, your customers and the planet.
By Patrick Burnson · December 31, 2012
As we approach a new year, shippers will no doubt reflect upon the many challenges and opportunities they faced in 2012.
By Patrick Burnson · December 28, 2012
If the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance fail to come to terms on a master contract by midnight tomorrow, East Coast shippers will face a dismal start of the new year.
By Patrick Burnson · December 24, 2012
This holiday season, let’s remember those toiling on the high seas, who make ocean cargo shipping the key symbol of globalization. It’s lonely and often dangerous work, done by professionals who – for the most part – remain background players in the worldwide distribution network. Without them, however, the backbone of the supply chain would surely crumble.

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