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By Michael Levans · April 1, 2015
To come back from ProMat 2015 and simply say the mood was “upbeat” would be an understatement of substantial proportions.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2015
On January 1, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) revisions of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) went into effect. Many passengers have only had brief exposure to the complex rules that face aircraft operators.
By Derik Andreoli · April 1, 2015
History suggests that the current oil glut and the associated price decline will be a temporary phenomenon, and the economics and petro-physics of unconventional oil production—fracking in particular—further suggest that the domestic glut will be eroded sooner than most prognosticators believe.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
Considering that MHI is expecting more than 35,000 warehouse, distribution and logistics professionals at ProMat 2015 in Chicago this month, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this column while taking a break from walking the show floor—which just so happens to be the largest in the trade show’s 30-year history.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Equipment manufacturers turn to operators for insight into everything from clipboards to chassis design.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2015
Safety and control retrofits simplify conventional palletizer operation and extend machine longevity.
By Colleen Molko · March 1, 2015
A national certification for supply chain technicians with the right skills to maintain today’s automated materials handling systems is around the corner.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
If you’re one of the more than 70,000 shippers who are getting their daily logistics and freight transportation news on logisticsmgmt.com, you’re well aware of the number of new trade agreements being inked that will make it easier for U.S. organizations to not only source product from emerging markets, but also open the door to deliver goods into quickly growing consumer bases.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2015
One of the most challenging business areas for parties committed to collaborative contracting is in the area of international logistics services. However, some recent research at the University of Tennessee, combined with practical experiences, has started to shape some rules for success in contracting complex logistics.
By Mark Pearson · March 1, 2015
Today’s digitally empowered customers are just as demanding about after-sales service as they are about the products and services they buy. While customer expectations for after-sales service are growing, surveys consistently find that today’s customers are mostly disappointed and frustrated with the customer service they receive.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2015
January retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were mildly mixed but on similar trajectories over all.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2015
Omni-channel fulfillment is a challenge that’s facing practically everyone involved in logistics and transportation management. For retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers alike, the pressure is now on to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere—and the need to establish cross-functional teams and improve service is increasing at a lightening pace.
By Peter Moore · February 1, 2015
Recently, I had to stop at my post office and get a signature before moving my mailbox about 60 feet down the street. I brought along photos so that the postmaster didn’t have to drive out and survey the area. She was agreeable, but requested that my neighbors and I get bigger mailboxes.
By Mark Pearson · February 1, 2015
Great businesses have key similarities. Most have sound business strategies that clearly explain the nature and mission of their products or services, as well as how and to whom those offerings are sold. Leading companies also have particularly strong core competencies that enhance differentiation. And of course, highly successful companies execute: They deliver value quickly, reliably, and profitably.

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