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Saturday, February 01, 2014
Our annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.
Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.
Shippers and their service providers are outlining plans for the new year by identifying pain points in the reverse loop. Key to that process is developing a returns management strategy designed to provide customers with multi-channel visibility.
Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.
A mature market by supply chain software standards, warehouse management systems (WMS) continue to play a prominent role in the ever-changing shipping and distribution environment—both onshore and overseas. Here are five market drivers that are sure to keep usage on the rise.
New Customs laws and regulations provide both significant challenges and opportunities for U.S. companies. Our experts outline a transactional checklist that will help shippers find their way.
In many cases, inventory related costs can rival transportation spend as the largest logistics cost—and often holds the most opportunity for significant improvement once it’s closely examined. Our warehouse/DC insiders give us a refresher on the all too often overlooked practices.