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Thursday, January 20, 2011

It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats, shippers and carriers, administration officials and analysts, and practically everybody else in Washington to agree on much these days. Except this: the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) trial balloon to reduce by one hour (from 11 to 10) the actual time a truck driver can be driving is a horrific idea, unbased in science or data, that would conservatively cost the U.S. economy $2 billion in lost productivity, and probably much more in inefficiency and additional infrastructure requirements.
Posted on 01/20 at 08:56 AM
NewsTruckingTransportationHOSFMCSAPermalink


As U.S. manufacturers begin to realign their supply chains with tactical and strategic initiatives, how will the recent recession inform their decisions? That question and others is addressed in the recently issued IDC Manufacturing Insights: Supply Chain Strategies: “Top 10 Predictions.”
Posted on 01/20 at 08:42 AM
NewsSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsIDC Manufacturing InsightsPermalink


What happens when you combine the #1 provider of voice recognition solutions with the #3 provider of automatic data capture solutions? That’s a question Intermec and Vocollect will begin to answer over the coming months and years.
Posted on 01/20 at 08:30 AM
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told shippers at the SMC3 annual winter meeting in Atlanta yesterday that cross-border trucking would be revived “as soon as possible.”
Posted on 01/19 at 09:20 AM
NewsTruckingTransportationSMC3Permalink


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coinciding with the Lunar New Year celebrated in Asia next month, several major ocean carriers will be withdrawing capacity on the Transpacific.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The most important take-away for shippers at this point in time is that recent fuel price movements reflect emerging market conditions.
Posted on 01/17 at 12:21 PM
BlogsTruckingTransportationFuelPermalink


Friday, January 14, 2011

Our technology correspondent takes a look at TMS’ evolving role, explains the drivers that are pushing development in the sector, and illustrates how new delivery methods could change the face of transportation management.

Updated Incoterms, new trade agreements, and increasing demands for improvements in supply chain security are putting more pressure on global logistics managers. Our compliance expert offers an update on the evolving compliance scene and best practices for developing a “value chain” model for overcoming these challenges.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsCustomsJanuary 2011Permalink


This Canadian retailer tossed its paper-based pick systems and turned to voice to help process SKUs of varying shapes and sizes—the result is improved productivity and 99.97 percent order accuracy.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJanuary 2011Warehouse & DCVoice TechnologyPermalink


New lift truck fleet management offerings aim to improve flexibility and efficiency in a dynamic business climate, creating efficiencies in the most unlikely places.
Posted on 01/14 at 10:20 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJanuary 2011Lift TrucksWarehouse & DCPermalink



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