Friday, January 14, 2011
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.
New lift truck fleet management offerings aim to improve flexibility and efficiency in a dynamic business climate, creating efficiencies in the most unlikely places.
Logistics Management’s sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), interviewed security expert Barry Brandman in its July/August 2003 issue, not long after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The threats to the security of supply chains have certainly not abated since that interview; if anything, they have only intensified.
Our Sage Advice columnist—a 30-year transportation management veteran—offers logistics professionals and carriers time-tested relationship management advice. Let’s hope it’s not too late.
California’s exporters racked up another impressive performance in November, even while failing to keep pace with growth in the overall U.S. export trade
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The recession may be just a dark memory for the Port of Los Angeles, which is reporting a year-over-year container surge of 16 percent in 2010
An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).
Oracle recently announced it has rolled out enhancements to its Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management platforms. Company officials said these new features are geared to help shippers and logistics service providers “further streamline processes, reduce costs, and mitigate risks.”
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was down 0.3 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent October gain and a 1.0 percent September gain.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
In 2010, carload and intermodal volume rebounded from a trying 2009, but volumes are still below pre-recession levels, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).