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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
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By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Companies are recognizing the need to marry the interests of stores and distribution centers, but it’s not always easy to determine what is for better or for worse.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
With minimal disruption, new and old cabinets reduce footprint and improve inventory management.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Successful mezzanine project duplicated in second warehouse.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Narrow-aisle equipment reduces touches and enhances operator comfort and safety.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2016
John A. Caltagirone talks to Modern about best and better practices in the supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2016
Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern this week released additional information on its strategic plan, which it said is geared to streamline operations and drive profitability and growth on various fronts. NS officials said its projected expense reduction and cost control efforts will be focused in a few specific areas, including compensation and benefits, purchased services and rents, materials, and fuel. The company initially introduced the plan on December 4, 2015.
By John D. Schulz · January 19, 2016
The federal government’s mandate to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) in all interstate commercial trucks by late 2017 is being hailed as a boon for safety as well as a potential gain in efficiency for fleets seeking to squeeze every hour of available workers in an increasingly tighter regulatory environment.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2016
Trade and transport analysts see a negative market outlook worsen, though some contend that this trend could be reversed later in the year. Meanwhile, logistics managers should brace for a volatile period of rate fluctuation.
By Peter Moore · January 1, 2016
As LTL carriers announce pricing model shifts where dimension and density trumps classification, shippers can turn the tables and realize more benefit from collaboration.
By 24/7 Staff · January 1, 2016
TMS users achieve an average freight savings of 7.5 percent thanks to increased usage of preferred carriers, better procurement negotiations, and use of lower-cost mode selections. Now the cloud is making it easier than ever for midsized businesses to reap the benefits.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2016
New developments in global trade (TTP, T-TIP, ACE) will play a significant role in 2016, making an impact on a wide spectrum of U.S. shippers. Analysts contend that those who are properly prepared can make substantial gains this year—while those who lag behind may run into unanticipated grief.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
New trends and solutions in the e-tail sector are pushing companies to be smarter about how they approach their warehouse, DC, wholesale, store and e-commerce business.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
The fleet of yesteryear enjoyed plentiful helpings of fuel and money to get the job done. Now that every penny counts, managers are keen to more precisely control each lift truck’s diet.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2016
In response to rapidly changing demands, autonomous vehicles of all kinds are making their way into the modern warehouse.

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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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