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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

U.S. importers and exporters are now looking to draw the most value possible from the fertile Mexican market while remaining acutely aware of the risks involved. Our trade compliance expert offers steps to improve your cross-border activity both today and in the future.
Posted on 05/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsMay 2013MexicoCustoms and RegulationsPermalink


Companies can no longer afford to treat reverse logistics as an afterthought. Our team of experts offers these practical insights to help logistics and supply chain managers build an effective reverse logistics program inside their organizations.
Posted on 05/01 at 04:30 PM
FeaturesMay 2013Reverse LogisticsPermalink


Monday, April 01, 2013

Our 2013 survey finds that the highest salaries in logistics and supply chain management will be earned by those sticking to time-honored values: education, hard work, and company loyalty.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesApril 2013EducationSalary SurveyPermalink


Despite the related costs and increasing complexity, private fleets enable operators to control their own destiny at a time when the trucking market is bracing for yet another capacity crunch.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingApril 2013TransportationPrivate FleetPermalink


An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems (LMS) to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce both inside and outside the distribution center. Here’s how they’re getting it done.

Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.

With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.
Posted on 04/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCRFIDApril 2013Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.

Truckload carriers are increasing their fleet capacity to provide more dedicated truck options to solve complex shipper operations and eliminate volatility—and everybody seems to be happy.


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