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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesOcean FreightTruckingJanuary 2014RailIntermodalTransportationRatesOilPermalink


While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.

A mature market by supply chain software standards, warehouse management systems (WMS) continue to play a prominent role in the ever-changing shipping and distribution environment—both onshore and overseas. Here are five market drivers that are sure to keep usage on the rise.

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
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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 LogisticsThird Party LogisticsNovember 2013Permalink



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