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By LM Staff · October 25, 2013
Carload volume—at 289.256—was up 0.2 percent, and intermodal—at 264,687 trailers and containers— was up 4.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2013
Hitting its stride in the second half of year, UPS announced today that third quarter revenue jumped up 3.4 percent to $13.5 billion, and operating profit rose 133.5 percent to $1.8 billion. Quarterly earnings per share—at $1.16—increased 9.4 percent and edged Wall Street analysts’ expectations of $1.15 per share.
By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2013
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Richard Phillips, CEO of full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight about various aspects of the supply chain and logistics sectors and the economy.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 22, 2013
Generating bar code and RFID labels from the SAP environment is not always a straightforward process. The various versions and generations of SAP solutions are oriented to document printing and do not offer native support for most the specialized thermal printers used for bar code and RFID labeling. That means either the SAP solution or the printer has to be enabled to be compatible.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 22, 2013
Replacing older, less efficient lift trucks at the right time can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and, most importantly, save money and maximize your return on investment. So how do you determine the right time to make a new, significant purchase?
By Bob Trebilcock · October 22, 2013
Materials handling and logistics are finally showing up as a corporate strategy. C-level executives are taking notice.
By John D. Schulz · October 21, 2013
Thanks to liberalization of Mexico’s used truck rules, there has been a stunning increase in the number of six-to-10-year-old U.S.-manufactured trucks that are being sold at auction to Mexican fleets.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 20, 2013
Columbus consultant, Dr. Scott Hamilton, published this insightful book focusing on using Microsoft ERP in a manufacturing environment. Incorporating tons of examples to bring clarity to the concepts discussed, this book is a must for anyone using or considering ERP in manufacturing.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 18, 2013
We asked organizations from around the world, what advice they would give their peers on better managing the sales cycle and increasing close rates using Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Find out what they said. Download volume one of our "Notes from the Field" series with 8 pieces of advice and much more, on increasing sales.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 18, 2013
New Research Brief from Peerless Research Group and Purolator International looks into the increased growth opportunities for U.S. businesses that want to expand in the Canadian eCommerce market.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 18, 2013
You know how unpredictable business can be. Responding to changing consumer demand is a constant challenge. It can also be costly if you're maintaining huge inventories of products. By making product completion centers part of your supply chain strategy, you can avoid unnecessary costs and customize products to your customers' unique needs. Recent research from Peerless reveals that companies in every industry - from retail to electronics - are missing out on a major supply chain opportunity: postponing product customization.
By LM Staff · October 18, 2013
Falling 1.1 cents to $3.886 per gallon, this most recent drop follows declines of 2.2 cents, 3 cents, 2.5 cents, and 0.7 cents over the previous four weeks.
By LM Staff · October 18, 2013
Carload volume—at 285,372—was up 0.1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 260,839 trailers and containers—was up 4.0 percent.
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By Charlie Tanner · October 17, 2013
As a logistics provider, information critical to your business is distributed across the supply chain and you are required to exchange data with a many suppliers and partners. Manual processes dominate many aspects of transportation and third party logistics (3PL), which keeps costs high and slows growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2013
While total volume—at 710,892 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units)—cracked the 700,000 mark for the third straight month, September was down 4.57 percent annually.

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