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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Through record-high investments and a keen focus on service, rail and intermodal providers are still delivering on their service promise to shippers—and doing it with improved efficiency. Our panel of top analysts takes a deep dive into what railroads are doing to stay lean and powerful during these still uncertain times.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsJune 2014Rail FreightRailroad ShippingintermodalPermalink


The rise of e-commerce, more frequent promotions, and competitive service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever in the DC. Here’s a look at five strategies companies are using to handle peak demand.

Trade volumes between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are massive and growing due in no small part to the fact that manufacturers now treat the continent as one seamless market for production and distribution. Our panelists offer insight into the bright outlook for hemispheric trade.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsCustoms & RegulationsJune 2014Cross-BorderPermalink


The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.
Posted on 06/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCWarehouseRFIDJune 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


Thursday, May 01, 2014

The supply chain technology market is evolving toward platforms and equipment that optimize end-to-end processes. Four top technology analysts offer their unique insight into how the convergence of automation, data, and labor is moving us toward this utopian vision.

Best-in-class private fleets are utilizing a blend of technologies and services that are tailored to mitigate costs. Here’s how some of the most modern private fleets are being managed in the new era of tightening capacity and tougher regulation.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingMay 2014Private FleetsPermalink


While many logistics professionals took a “wait and see” attitude toward labor management systems (LMS), today they’re hearing stories about significant productivity gains in exchange for a fairly low-cost software solution.

WMS lags behind other categories in cloud adoption, but is poised for growth as solutions scale up to meet the needs of larger sites.

As the EU slowly recovers from its economic doldrums, member nations vie for U.S. investment and logistical services while shippers increase their willingness to enlarge operations on the continent.

The structure of an equipment lease can have a significant impact on operations—and there are ways to ensure the impact is a positive one.
Posted on 05/01 at 05:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMay 2014Fork LiftsLift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink



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