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Thursday, May 01, 2014

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


Monday, April 21, 2014

Not surprisingly, the December 31, 2015 deadline for freight railroads to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on 40 percent of its network, as per a mandate from the Federal Railroad Administration will not be met. That was the chief takeaway of a report from the Association of American Railroads.
Posted on 04/21 at 09:23 AM
FeaturesPrice TrendsNewsAARPositive Train ControlPermalink


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsApril 2014Freight ForwardingPermalink


Our 2014 survey finds that large companies are boosting their initial salary offerings for new hires by as much as 10 percent. Will this trend help close the logistics talent gap?
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesApril 2014Salary SurveyPermalink


With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir FreightAir CargoApril 2014TransportationPermalink


As yard management systems progress, a growing number of shippers are turning to these solutions to optimize assets, drastically cut driver detention time, and continuously adjust priorities throughout the day according to receiving and shipping volumes.

WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.


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