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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Customs laws and regulations provide both significant challenges and opportunities for U.S. companies. Our experts outline a transactional checklist that will help shippers find their way.

In many cases, inventory related costs can rival transportation spend as the largest logistics cost—and often holds the most opportunity for significant improvement once it’s closely examined. Our warehouse/DC insiders give us a refresher on the all too often overlooked practices.

Friday, November 01, 2013

ABF duo chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 NITL Executive of the Year Award.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesNovember 2013TransportationNITLPermalink

In order to manage through the new complexities of the global economy, our consulting team suggests that shippers need to establish new processes that consistently reassess supply chain and transportation networks. Here’s how to get it done.
Posted on 11/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsNovember 2013TransportationNetwork DesignPermalink

The fastest growing enterprise application market is on track to continue its double-digit growth trend over the next 12 months. Here are eight key trends that supply chain software analysts say are shaping the TMS landscape­—­and pushing more logistics managers to finally put it to work.

In today’s dynamic global marketplace, increasing logistics flexibility is critical as shippers look for greater collaboration with their third-party providers on the way to seamless integration of supply chain activities.
Posted on 11/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal Logistics3PLGlobal LogisticsNovember 2013Third Party LogisticsPermalink

With intelligent circuit boards, dexterous handling, and ultra-low maintenance, new technologies illustrate how what’s underneath the product can help a company stay on top.
Posted on 11/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCNovember 2013Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

CEO Timothy Gomez led the charge to vertically integrate manufacturing and distribution at the 218-year-old pencil company—and saved $5 million in logistics costs in the process.

Intermodal is becoming increasingly more viable as logistics managers find themselves under pressure to keep costs down and improve supply chain operations. But how can shippers wring out its full value?
Posted on 10/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsOctober 2013IntermodalTransportationPermalink

Cloud-based applications continue to penetrate the supply chain management (SCM) software space as more operations are eager to embrace the advantages it maintains over traditional options. We explore how far shippers have gone into the Cloud and reveal several limitations that could hinder the flight.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesOctober 2013Supply Chain TechnologyCloud ComputingPermalink

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