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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Although the fluctuation of jet fuel surcharges and the supply/demand balance of air cargo capacity are elements that air shippers can’t control, there are several steps they can take to better manage the related, volatile costs.
Posted on 06/01 at 11:23 AM
FeaturesAir CargoJune 2011TransportationPermalink


Tired of throwing good money after bad, fleet managers are turning to training, technology, and dealer support to better understand when to replace, repair, or retire.
Posted on 06/01 at 11:12 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJune 2011Fork LiftsLift TrucksWarehouse & DCPermalink


According to all reports, the third-party logistics industry is surging again, but experts agree that growth will reach a plateau in the coming years due to a number of looming economic uncertainties. Here’s an overview of how the market is currently shaping up.
Posted on 06/01 at 12:51 AM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsJune 2011Permalink


Sunday, May 01, 2011

For more than a decade, the fashion giant’s WMS has kept pace with several ERP integrations and the installation of a slew of materials handling equipment—all in an effort to keep the company on top of the fickle fashion world.
Posted on 05/01 at 05:30 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCWMSMay 2011Manhattan AssociatesERPWarehouse & DCGuessPermalink


Our recent Software Users Survey revealed that shippers are showing a renewed interest in achieving a better understanding of the data supply chain software systems are capable of churning out. Three top technology analysts tell us how to get this done.

The continued need to drive costs out of the supply chain is slowly, but surely pushing labor management system adoption rates. Our Technology Correspondent offers a snapshot of the LMS market and examines the issues driving its use inside the four walls as well as in the cabs of the nation’s private fleets.

The red-hot intermodal sector is “in fashion” these days as shippers opt for lower rates at near-truck service levels. Our intrepid trucking correspondent examines the factors driving this impressive growth as well as how logistics professionals are using the option as part of their 2011 transportation tool kit.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:13 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsMay 2011IntermodalTransportationPermalink


With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?
Posted on 05/01 at 07:48 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsMay 2011Freight ForwardingPermalink


Thursday, April 07, 2011

In line with what appears to be a sustained economic recovery, our 27th Annual Logistics Management Salary Survey found that there was a much-anticipated uptick in salaries over the course of the past year.
Posted on 04/07 at 06:28 AM
FeaturesApril 2011Salary SurveyCareerPermalink


Friday, April 01, 2011

Over the past six years, the tortilla manufacturer has rolled out a combination of wireless technologies—from handhelds, to wireless networks, to RFID—to automate transactions, track assets, and manage labor and inventory in its distribution and warehouse operations. Here’s how they made it happen.
Posted on 04/01 at 06:12 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCWirelessApril 2011Warehouse & DCPermalink



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