All Features Entries
Friday, March 01, 2013
Our technology correspondent examines the current state of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market, explores key trends driving the industry, and highlights the new, smarter capabilities that are just around the corner for both vendors and users.
Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.
Friday, February 01, 2013
LTL carriers are looking to squeeze profit out of better-managed margins and shippers will play a huge role in this movement. Here are four time-tested methodologies to help carriers ease shipments through their systems—and get the right rates and capacity.
When the athletic footwear flipped the switch on its 520,000-square-foot paperless/wireless DC, it completely transformed the way it processed orders to accommodate rapid growth. Its mobile equipment affords real-time inventory management, improved communication among floor supervisors, and new efficiencies in shipping operations.
As more companies move into expanding markets, more logistics professionals are turning to global trade management (GTM) solutions to help manage the increasingly complex import and export landscapes.
Ongoing economic “volatility” and the growing global focus on sustainability are placing more pressure on logistics managers to establish a strategic, alternative distribution network. Here’s some food for thought before establishing yours.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Research reveals that multiple factors such as volatile fuel prices and the oncoming capacity crunch are finally pushing adoption numbers up in the transportation management systems (TMS) space.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves is named NITL Executive of the Year for his leadership in shaping the nation’s ground freight transportation system and his affable, endearing management style.
Analysts report that cloud-based adoption increased 40 percent this year in the supply chain software sector. Our technology correspondent shares the upsides/downsides of this deployment model—and how vendors are gearing up to meet growing shipper demand.
In today’s dynamic, global marketplace, shippers need to execute a checklist of essential action items in order to get the most out of their third-party logistics partnership.