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<p>“We are very vertically integrated, and grow almost all of our own fruit. But if we don’t have baskets to put them in we simply won’t have the tools to build our premium gifts.” —Jeff Brady</p> By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2014
Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2014
Our 2014 survey finds that large companies are boosting their initial salary offerings for new hires by as much as 10 percent. Will this trend help close the logistics talent gap?
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2014
With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
As yard management systems progress, a growing number of shippers are turning to these solutions to optimize assets, drastically cut driver detention time, and continuously adjust priorities throughout the day according to receiving and shipping volumes.
By LM Staff · April 1, 2014
Keeping vigilance on costs a given, say analysts
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.
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By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2014
Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2014
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, headed up 0.5 percent to 53.7 in March.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2014
Following declines of 1.5 cents and 1.8 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks, EIA reported that the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 1.3 cents to $3.975 per gallon for a cumulative decline of 4.6 cents during this three-week stretch.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2014
As it has been for the past 29 years, the April issue of Logistics Management (LM) is once again delivers our Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that is the fuel for our best read feature (page 28) and the foundation of the most downloaded survey report that we produce.
By LM Staff · April 1, 2014
According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2014
Following its January announcement that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that the deal has been completed.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2014
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.
By Patrick Burnson · March 31, 2014
A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.

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