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Monday, September 01, 2014

The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal Logistics3PLThird Party LogisticsGlobal LogisticsSeptember 2014Permalink


Faced with booming volumes and subsequent picking challenges, a leading plumbing and heating products distributor integrated voice picking with its warehouse management system (WMS). They’re now fulfilling record volumes more accurately in less time and with fewer people. Here’s how they’re getting it done.

TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.

The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
Posted on 09/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsTMSWMSSeptember 2014Supply Chain SoftwareSupply Chain VisibilityPermalink


With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business—and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.

The leaves are falling and footballs are flying, and that means it’s time to share the findings of Logistics Management’s (LM) Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics), the clearest picture available of transportation spending across the modes and the most comprehensive summary of how logistics professionals are managing their operations in current business conditions.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointSeptember 2014Transportation SourcingPermalink


As third party logistics providers (3PLs) work to ramp up services for their customers, one area of focus is information management services.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:00 AM
Columns3PLThird Party LogisticsSeptember 2014Big DataPermalink


In a very real sense, supply chain management is about managing risk: anticipating, avoiding, and minimizing supply chain upheavals caused by weather events, political havoc, technology problems, economic turmoil, market changes, currency swings, supply shortages and labor strife, to name but a few.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 AM
ColumnsPearson on ExcellenceSeptember 2014Supply Chain RiskPermalink


Friday, August 29, 2014

Supply chain security provider Freightwatch International has released its semi-annual report on cargo theft in the Asia Pacific region for the first half of 2014, which contains some heartening news for U.S. shippers reliant on trucking, warehousing and retail.
Posted on 08/29 at 09:39 AM
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, reports today that a decision by a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed previous rulings by the District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in three class action cases involving mostly former independent contractors for FedEx Ground
Posted on 08/27 at 02:44 PM
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