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Friday, April 01, 2011

Over the past six years, the tortilla manufacturer has rolled out a combination of wireless technologies—from handhelds, to wireless networks, to RFID—to automate transactions, track assets, and manage labor and inventory in its distribution and warehouse operations. Here’s how they made it happen.
Posted on 04/01 at 06:12 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCWirelessApril 2011Warehouse & DCPermalink


While shippers say they’re taking a more calculated approach to vendor and product selection, our survey finds that there will be an increase in overall supply chain software spending over the next 18 months.
Posted on 04/01 at 05:54 AM
FeaturesSoftware SurveyTMSWMSApril 2011Supply Chain Management SoftwareOn DemandPermalink


There’s a better way to configure complex transportation networks and fill them with the right sort of hauling capacity. The caveat, however, is that the sheer size and complexity of these networks means technology is required to perform the analytics that enable harvesting the value. Here’s how to get it done.
Posted on 04/01 at 05:43 AM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckloadApril 2011TransportationPermalink


Leading trucking company CEOs say it’s time to pay down debt and put profit to work to recapitalize their businesses - all at a time of tightening capacity. For shippers, the days of rock bottom rates could be long gone.
Posted on 04/01 at 03:05 AM
Special ReportsFreightTruckingApril 2011FedExTransportationShippingPermalink


Thursday, March 31, 2011

TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:56 AM
NewsTruckingSupply ChainSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsTransportationTransCorePermalink


In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the oil imported into the United States by one-third in the next decade.
Posted on 03/31 at 09:47 AM
NewsEnergySupply Chain ManagementTransportationDieselOilOil PricesObamaPermalink


Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., has leveraged its TMC division, expanding the capabilities of its Managed TMS, and enabling it to offer TMS software plus managed services globally.
Posted on 03/30 at 03:32 PM
NewsTechnologySoftwareLogistics SoftwarePermalink


While looking at mainstream media news sites today, an item in The New York Times caught quickly caught my attention. Maybe it caught your attention, too. Here is the headline: “Obama to Set Goal of One-Third Cut in Oil Imports.”
Posted on 03/30 at 11:53 AM
BlogsTruckingDiesel PricesOilGasPermalink


Like its top competitor UPS said at the end of 2010, FedEx recently stated that it is not considering acquiring the express business of Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, according to a Dow Jones report.
Posted on 03/30 at 09:24 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsUPSFedExExpressParcel ShippingPermalink



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