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Friday, April 01, 2011

There’s a better way to configure complex transportation networks and fill them with the right sort of hauling capacity. The caveat, however, is that the sheer size and complexity of these networks means technology is required to perform the analytics that enable harvesting the value. Here’s how to get it done.
Posted on 04/01 at 05:43 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckloadApril 2011TransportationPermalink


Monday, March 14, 2011

In today’s fast-moving business environment, most companies are striving to operate a more dynamic supply chain to respond to rising volatility in customer demands and market conditions. Because supply chains are increasingly powered by information technology, flexible IT-based solutions are an increasingly important part of a supply chain design. Against this background, it is no surprise that the topic of "cloud computing" is generating intense interest.
Posted on 03/14 at 08:00 AM
FeaturesSaaSCloud ComputingSupply Chain Management SoftwarePermalink


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The number of supply chain organizations planning to spend on materials handling equipment and technology is increasing; but after being in “survival mode” for so long, budgets are small and decision makers are still wary.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2011Warehouse & DCEquipmentPermalink


Seven years after the Wal-Mart RFID mandate, the technology is alive and growing in logistics and supply chain operations. While most companies are not attempting to track cases and pallets through an open supply chain—which was the idea back in 2003—a new vision for RFID is taking hold and driving real value for early adopters.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:57 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCRFIDMarch 2011Warehouse & DCPermalink


Today, fuel and capacity issues continue to loom large for air cargo carriers, while shippers are being told that tactical adjustments, especially in the growing Intra-Asia trade, will need to be made at a moment’s notice as carriers re-adjust their networks.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:43 AM
FeaturesAir CargoMarch 2011TransportationPermalink


Our contributing technology editor documents how far SaaS has infiltrated the SCM software space and then introduces us to a shipper that’s partnered with its 3PL to leverage a hosted solution that’s managing its domestic and international moves.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:32 AM
FeaturesSoftware SurveyMarch 2011SaaSSupply Chain Management SoftwarePermalink


Given the escalating offshore labor and energy costs, hemispheric trade has never been more attractive to U.S. shippers. But are they prepared with the global trade management strategies needed to navigate this regulatory landscape? Our panel weighs the risks and rewards of doing business with Canada and Mexico.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:14 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeMarch 2011Customs and RegulationsPermalink


Thursday, February 24, 2011

By banking on a combination of cross-docking and flow-through distribution to rapidly provide its customers with the latest fashions at affordable prices, the retailer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in a highly competitive retail landscape.
Posted on 02/24 at 08:09 AM
FeaturesWarehouseWMSInventoryConveyorsSoftwareAutomationFebruary 2011Distribution CenterPermalink


Rob Martinez, president and CEO of Shipware Systems Corp., Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting, and David Ross, transportation and logistics director for Stifel Nicolaus equity research, engage in a free-flowing exchange of views on price trends, service enhancements, and operational strategies being implemented in the parcel express sector.
Posted on 02/24 at 08:00 AM
FeaturesFebruary 2011UPSFedExShippingParcel ExpressPermalink


Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.
Posted on 02/24 at 07:00 AM
Features3PLGlobal LogisticsTruckingFebruary 2011University of TennesseePermalink



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