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By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2012
At this time of year, everyone likes to bask in the holiday season and take stock of all the things in life we are grateful for and fortunate to have. Unfortunately, a resilient and thriving economy is still not on that list.
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2012
Group News Editor Jeff Berman offers his list of the 12 news stories that helped shape "the year that was" in logistics and transportation management. The list touches on the impact CSA will make on rates and capacity, how YRC’s comeback is affecting the LTL landscape, and how the DOT’s new Freight Policy Council could help our domestic freight network stay competitive in the global economy.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 29, 2012
Supply chain software isn't just about WMS anymore.
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged both parties in the LA Port labor dispute to return to the bargaining table
By Patrick Burnson · November 27, 2012
While many U.S. West Coast ports have been benefitting from overseas demand for raw materials, even some of the largest East Coast ocean cargo gateways are seizing the opportunity
By Patrick Burnson · November 23, 2012
Consumer sentiment has taken a hit after the presidential election due to increased awareness by many Americans of the fiscal cliff and stock market volatility.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 21, 2012
A recent warehouse visit was a reminder that simpler is sometimes better
By Bob Trebilcock · November 20, 2012

By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2012
Had enough of reading and hearing about companies scaling back investment, research, and hiring plans, due to the pending Fiscal Cliff and other things like economic uncertainty? Well, hold on for a while, because this stuff is not fading away anytime soon.
By Patrick Burnson · November 14, 2012
The National Retail Federation today urged President Obama and Congress to come up with a plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” by Thanksgiving, saying uncertainty over the pending combination of tax hikes and spending cuts threatens consumer confidence during the holiday shopping season that begins on Black Friday
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2012
When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convenes in Anaheim this week, there’s bound to be considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers will learn that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2012
Now that the Presidential Election has come to its conclusion, there is a lot of work to be done on pretty much every front.
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2012
As noted in today’s news story, all the major regions experienced year-on-year air cargo declines, but the introduction of new consumer products such as the iPhone 5 could offset some downward pressure from the weak business environment.
By Josh Bond · November 2, 2012
Leadership summit unites robotics leaders and newcomers in search of problems that need solving.
By Jeff Berman · November 2, 2012
RedPrairie and JDA leaders and industry analysts offer up their respective takes on the $1.9 billion deal announced yesterday.

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