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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Biomed, pharmaceuticals, and food lead the list of high-value commodities moving through complex modal networks to both new and well-established markets. But emerging markets are where shippers are seeking the biggest margins—and facing the largest hurdles.
Posted on 10/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsOctober 2015Cold ChainGlobal LogisPermalink


Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation, and software—and the future is closer than you think.
Posted on 10/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCLift TrucksOctober 2015Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Current conditions have rendered the primary pursuit to reduce transportation costs ineffective. A cure for the “cost savings addiction” is a collaborative partnership that has an aligned long-term view of mutual success.

Using analytics and Big Data, the next generation of freight bill payment and auditing companies comb all aspects of freight transportation operations to highlight supply chain efficiency improvement opportunities.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsSeptember 2015Big DataPermalink


The growing complexity of transportation management is driving more logistics operations to explore mobile options. Whether they’re monitoring assets, human resources, or more efficiently scheduling deliveries, logistics organizations are turning to mobile tools to help achieve new efficiencies outside the warehouse and DC.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesSeptember 2015MobilitySupply Chain SoftwarePermalink


Business is robust for 3PLs, but as cost-cutting becomes the priority for manufacturers and retailers, more businesses continue to look around for services at a lower price—driving down satisfaction, renewal rates, and contract length.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation Trends3PLSeptember 2015Third-party logisticsPermalink


eBay Enterprise’s Kentucky distribution location was chosen for its proximity to both coasts, but also for its proximity to parcel shipping hubs beyond Louisville and Memphis. The e-tailer’s campus puts a premium on flexible processes and absolute speed to the customer for e-commerce fulfillment.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCSeptember 2015Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Saturday, August 01, 2015

Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
Posted on 08/01 at 10:00 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015Quest for QualityPermalink


As we roll deeper into 2015, the longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. Carriers in this category are seeing capacity closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:58 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015LTLLess-Than-TruckloadQuest for QualityPermalink


While still facing many of the regulatory and driver recruitment challenges facing their longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) brethren, our reporting over the past year indicates that the Regional LTL sector has found its footing in terms of capacity alignment and revenue growth.
Posted on 08/01 at 09:58 PM
FeaturesAugust 2015LTLLess-Than-TruckloadQuest for QualityPermalink



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