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Sunday, July 01, 2012

The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.
Posted on 07/01 at 10:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir CargoOcean FreightTruckloadJuly 2012IntermodalTransportationLTLTLPermalink


Adoption rates for transportation management systems (TMS) hover around 37 percent, yet the systems have proven to be game-changing, cost-saving freight facilitators. If you’re still dragging your feet, here’s some food for thought.

Our transportation law expert provides shippers with a refresher course in the basic legal principles relating to claims for cargo loss and damage.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:03 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsJuly 2012TransportationRatesInsuranceLawLiabilityPermalink


More savvy lift truck fleet managers are realizing that buying, renting, or leasing practices set the tone for future savings.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJuly 2012Fork LiftsLift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Friday, June 01, 2012

More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes, streamline shipping operations, and lower supply chain operating costs. We asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation holds in store.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:30 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJune 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:20 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir CargoJune 2012TransportationPermalink


The market’s top analysts discuss the trends that are pushing mobility deeper into every-day use and explain just how far we are from realizing real-time supply chain management—complete with logistics visibility that was once only the stuff of dreams.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:17 AM
FeaturesMobileJune 2012Logistics TechnologyPermalink


Today’s warehouse management systems (WMS) come with sophisticated rules and logic, real-time seamless integration to aligned business applications, and effortless interfaces to automated equipment and mobile technology. But why are we still not putting these capabilities to work?
Posted on 06/01 at 10:15 AM
FeaturesWMSJune 2012Supply Chain Management TechnologyPermalink


Forward logistics is the primary focus for shippers of all commodities, but fine-tuning the “reverse loop” is becoming more urgent. As high-end companies develop new revenue streams, reverse logistics and after sales services are proving to be valuable tools.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:10 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeJune 2012Reverse LogisticsPermalink


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Savvy shippers have found ways to put the nation’s rails back to work—and the railroads have flourished. But while current market conditions are favorable for shippers, questions remain over how the nation’s rail and intermodal network will respond when volume ratchets up past pre-recession levels.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsMay 2012Rail FreightIntermodalTransportationPermalink



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