April 2011

By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Even though the term 4PL remains shrouded in mystery, a number of prominent logistics providers claim that if there is indeed a 4th dimension, they’ve got it. But can they really deliver on that promise? After defining the differentiating features, we’ll let shippers decide.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 14, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · April 14, 2011
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · April 14, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · April 14, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · April 14, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · April 14, 2011
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By Josh Bond · April 14, 2011
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<p><b>Methodology:</b> An online survey was first directed to the attention of <i>Logistics Management</i> subscribers on January 31, 2011. Data collection was completed on February 8th, 2011.  The survey was administered by Peerless Media’s Research Group. The summary results presented here are based on a total of 669 usable replies. At a 95% confidence level, results are accurate with a margin of +/- 6 percent.</p> By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2011
In line with what appears to be a sustained economic recovery, our 27th Annual Logistics Management Salary Survey found that there was a much-anticipated uptick in salaries over the course of the past year.
<p>An independent distributor uses a handheld computer with attached portable printer to wirelessly transmit delivery information to Mission Foods in real time and generate invoices at a grocery retailer’s store.</p> By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 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.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2011
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.

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