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Friday, November 14, 2014

Strong market trends continue to favor the trucking sector, which is a theme that has been intact for several months, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted on 11/14 at 02:05 AM
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

WMS implementations are difficult and often conclude with less than the optimistic expectations with which they started. In the author's history of more than 30 years and 100+ implementations, tips for implementation success continue to be published. However, it is surprising how the same mistakes continue to be repeated over and over. WMS implementations are still very difficult, too frequently prone to failure, and the issues encountered in an implementation ALWAYS seem to be repeated over and over.
Posted on 11/13 at 02:00 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a 0.3 percent increase from August to September, the most recent month for which data is available.
Posted on 11/13 at 01:49 PM
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With West Coast port congestion-related issues still firmly intact, various industry stakeholders are pointing out that even though port conditions, especially at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) steps are being taken to help alleviate the current situation. But they caution that any type of immediate resolution or closure is not expected any time soon.
Posted on 11/13 at 12:25 PM
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

While brick and mortar retailers that were hopeful Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, they are not likely to be pleased, as House Speaker John Boehner indicated he would block the measure, with the WSJ explaining that House Republicans “never warmed to the bill, worrying that voters could view it as an indirect tax increase.”
Posted on 11/12 at 01:54 PM
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Cognex has developed an application dedicated to the automatic reading of barcodes on pallets. The advantages of imaging technology combined with the capabilities of the DataMan® range of barcode readers offer a high-performance and competitive solution for this application. Download the complimentary white paper to learn more.
Posted on 11/12 at 12:59 PM
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There is a short window for Congress to sufficiently increase investment in U.S. infrastructure investment before early 2016 presidential campaigns squash any hope of raising taxes to pay for the estimated additional $100 billion needed over the next five years. That’s the word from Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. He spoke at the 28th annual meeting of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA).
Posted on 11/12 at 11:55 AM
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Group Editorial Director Michael Levans and the research team of Don Derewecki and Norm Saenz from supply chain consultancy St. Onge put context behind this annual survey designed to give U.S. logistics professionals the most up-to-date snapshot available on current activities, trends, and best practices in warehouse and DC operations management.
Posted on 11/12 at 10:31 AM
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Third quarter earnings for global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics announced earlier this week were mixed. Along with its earnings release, the company also rolled out its new global operating model, which is focused on increasing, velocity, efficiency, and responsiveness.
Posted on 11/12 at 09:25 AM
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While most major Transpacific ocean carriers are still losing money, aligning themselves in “rate stablization” agreements, and barely providing reliable service, Matson Inc., is breaking the mold.
Posted on 11/12 at 08:50 AM
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