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Saturday, February 01, 2014

We use our february issue each year to peer inside the nation’s four walls to get a better view of how materials handling equipment and automated distribution systems are evolving to become even more closely tied to overall logistics and transportation operations.
Posted on 02/01 at 09:00 AM
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By now you’ve surely heard a U.S. Postal Service spokesperson talk about a parcel deal that they call “If it fits, it ships” with a simple form of capacity pricing.
Posted on 02/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsFebruary 2014LTLLess than TruckloadLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.

In Lewis Carroll’s hallucinogenic novella, Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen explains to Alice that she too can become a queen by reaching the opposite side of the playing board. But Alice, who has been running as fast as she can, finds that, despite her efforts, she remains in the same spot.
Posted on 02/01 at 06:00 AM
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

To kick off 2014, I’m going to reinforce a rather bold suggestion that Group News Editor Jeff Berman made in his first blog post of the new year: Let’s cut out the use of the adjective “cautious” before we use the noun “optimism” when referring to the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointTruckingJanuary 2014EconomyImportExportPermalink


Shippers who are facing pricing pressure from driver shortages, new regulations, and rising fuel and equipment costs frequently ask me: “How can we get the carriers to be more efficient?” I interpret more as: “How can I save money without suffering from poor service?”
Posted on 01/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsTruckloadJanuary 2014Transportation ManagementTLPermalink


They may not recognize the term, but a lot of logistics and supply chain executives are concerned about “permanent volatility.”
Posted on 01/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceJanuary 2014Supply Chain TechnologyPermalink


Interest in alternative fuel vehicles skyrocketed in 2013, with successful pilot programs for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks being deployed in both private and for-hire truck fleets.
Posted on 01/01 at 06:00 AM
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Sunday, December 01, 2013

like many of our most relied upon analysts, we’ve taken ourselves out of the year-end prediction business. The topsy-turvy economic news along with the regulatory uncertainly that’s shrouded both carriers and shippers over the past five years has wreaked havoc with even the most thoroughly researched forecasts.
Posted on 12/01 at 08:00 AM
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Friday, November 01, 2013

Every November we step inside the warehouse and distribution center (DC) facilities of Logistics Management readers to get a better look at how the activities and processes inside the four walls are affecting their overall logistics and supply chain operations.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 AM
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