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Saturday, March 01, 2014

According to recent market surveys, too many global shippers are still using a mix of manual processes and homegrown systems to manage global trade. Our analysts say “enough is enough.”
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesMarch 2014Global Trade ManagementGTMSupply Chain SoftwarePermalink


Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics, and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:59 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementData CapturePermalink


Saturday, February 01, 2014

Our annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.
Posted on 02/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCFebruary 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
Posted on 02/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsFebruary 2014TransportationParcel ExpressPermalink


Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.

Shippers and their service providers are outlining plans for the new year by identifying pain points in the reverse loop. Key to that process is developing a returns management strategy designed to provide customers with multi-channel visibility.
Posted on 02/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsFebruary 2014Reverse LogisticsPermalink


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.


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