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Friday, January 14, 2011

Updated Incoterms, new trade agreements, and increasing demands for improvements in supply chain security are putting more pressure on global logistics managers. Our compliance expert offers an update on the evolving compliance scene and best practices for developing a “value chain” model for overcoming these challenges.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
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This Canadian retailer tossed its paper-based pick systems and turned to voice to help process SKUs of varying shapes and sizes—the result is improved productivity and 99.97 percent order accuracy.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
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New lift truck fleet management offerings aim to improve flexibility and efficiency in a dynamic business climate, creating efficiencies in the most unlikely places.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
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Logistics Management’s sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), interviewed security expert Barry Brandman in its July/August 2003 issue, not long after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The threats to the security of supply chains have certainly not abated since that interview; if anything, they have only intensified.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
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Our Sage Advice columnist—a 30-year transportation management veteran—offers logistics professionals and carriers time-tested relationship management advice. Let’s hope it’s not too late.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:19 AM
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California’s exporters racked up another impressive performance in November, even while failing to keep pace with growth in the overall U.S. export trade
Posted on 01/14 at 09:58 AM
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The recession may be just a dark memory for the Port of Los Angeles, which is reporting a year-over-year container surge of 16 percent in 2010
Posted on 01/13 at 02:27 PM
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An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Oracle recently announced it has rolled out enhancements to its Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management platforms. Company officials said these new features are geared to help shippers and logistics service providers “further streamline processes, reduce costs, and mitigate risks.”
Posted on 01/13 at 09:52 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was down 0.3 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent October gain and a 1.0 percent September gain.
Posted on 01/13 at 08:41 AM
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