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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Advanced warehouse management systems (WMS) users are taking the next step and figuring out how to drive process efficiency improvements through their applications—rather than just focusing on keeping track of what’s been done. Here are seven different ways they’re making that happen.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesWMSWarehouse Management SystemsSupply Chain TechnologyJuly 2015Permalink


A growing reliance on automated systems makes global supply chains more vulnerable to potential criminal and terrorist cyber attacks than ever before. Analysts contend that a new “collective awareness” is necessary to thwart these assaults before they even begin.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:00 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsJuly 2015Cargo SecurityPermalink


As e-commerce demands continue to drive up the need for faster pick speeds, voice technology is infiltrating the warehouse and DC, helping operations gain efficiencies, improve order accuracy, and get products into their customers’ hands faster than ever.

With the expansion of the canal scheduled for early 2016, many shippers are hoping that ocean cargo efficiency will be greatly enhanced. However, experts are of mixed minds on whether this will indeed be the panacea all industry stakeholders are seeking.
Posted on 07/01 at 05:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightPortsJuly 2015Permalink


Key sanctions are unlikely to be fully removed until Congress lifts the U.S. embargo on Cuba – something unlikely to take place before 2018 when incumbent president Raúl Castro is expected to step down
Posted on 07/01 at 04:58 PM
BlogsGlobalLogisticsTradeCubaPermalink


The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth inched up 0.7 percent to 53.5 over May’s 52.8. This reading marks sequential growth for the third month in a row, which was preceded by five months of sequential declines.
Posted on 07/01 at 01:29 PM
NewsManufacturingISMPMIPermalink


If you’re looking for a good summer read to slip into your beach bag, look no further than the issue of Logistics Management (LM) that you’re currently holding—especially if you’re a fan of “feel-good” bestsellers.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:59 AM
ColumnsViewpointTransportation ManagementJuly 2015State of LogisticsPermalink


Foreign direct investment has never been more important in catalyzing growth, whether in the developed or developing world. Although equity markets around the world have largely recovered since the financial crisis, global capital flows have contracted sharply.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:10 AM
NewsGlobal LogsiticsPermalink


LTL rate structures have started to morph from static, classification-based rate tables that have been in place since the 1930s through to the dimensional pricing experiments of the past few years. I say “through” because dimensional pricing is not an end, but a step toward dynamic pricing models that enable collaboration in real time for smart, connected shippers and carriers.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsLTLJuly 2015Less than TruckloadPermalink


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When it comes to the chances of the December 31, 2015 Positive Train Control (PTC) deadline being extended, something which railroads say is badly needed, it appears they need to be prepared to be disappointed. That was the chief takeaway of a statement from Sarah Feinberg, acting administrator of the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Posted on 06/30 at 10:30 AM
NewsRailroad ShippingPTCFRAPermalink



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