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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.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

The global retailer re-launched in North America and built a new multi-channel supply chain from the ground up with the help of its existing 3PL partner.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:00 PM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsMarch 2014Permalink


New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.

According to recent market surveys, too many global shippers are still using a mix of manual processes and homegrown systems to manage global trade. Our analysts say “enough is enough.”
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesMarch 2014Global Trade ManagementGTMSupply Chain SoftwarePermalink


Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics, and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:59 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementData CapturePermalink



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