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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Intermodal is becoming increasingly more viable as logistics managers find themselves under pressure to keep costs down and improve supply chain operations. But how can shippers wring out its full value?
Cloud-based applications continue to penetrate the supply chain management (SCM) software space as more operations are eager to embrace the advantages it maintains over traditional options. We explore how far shippers have gone into the Cloud and reveal several limitations that could hinder the flight.
With new, complex regulatory obstacles on the horizon, our panel says that improving relationships with intermediaries should be a top priority for global shippers heading into 2014. Want to stay ahead of the game? It’s time to listen up.
Our Technology Correspondent offers an in-depth look at how voice and mobility are driving speed and efficiency inside today’s more automated, multi-functional distribution operations.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The Masters of Logistics have developed strategic partnerships with carriers that enable them to keep costs low while providing
innovative service to their customers—and our data show that this value-added perspective is leading to performance that is
significantly better than their competitors.
In this new era of collaboration, some third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are working with enlightened shippers on a new approach rooted in recognition that better logistics management can have a direct impact on the bottom line for both parties. Here’s one example of how it’s being done.
Our technology correspondent shares how two logistics organizations are getting the most from their warehouse management systems (WMS) while gaining shipping efficiencies and streamlining their supply chains along the way.
Threatened by “emerging nation” neighbors that can provide cheaper labor and more cost-effective transportation, China is now pushing back with even more development to keep pace.
The lift truck is evolving into a platform for data collection, enabling managers to optimize the equipment, the operator, and the facility.
Market research confirms that the freight forwarding industry is stabilizing, with the market leaders staying on top through mergers, acquisitions, and sticking to core competences.