April 2013

By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Our 2013 survey finds that the highest salaries in logistics and supply chain management will be earned by those sticking to time-honored values: education, hard work, and company loyalty.
By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2013
Despite the related costs and increasing complexity, private fleets enable operators to control their own destiny at a time when the trucking market is bracing for yet another capacity crunch.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2013
An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems (LMS) to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce both inside and outside the distribution center. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2013
Scores of major and minor third party logistics providers (3PLs) have found that offering “controlled-temperature” services can help shippers break into emerging markets and develop new revenue streams.
<p>Multi-modal handheld RFID readers with voice technology and scanning capabilities can acquire, in real-time, proof of identification and monitor an asset’s location and its current status.</p> By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2013
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2013
Analysts and top trucking executives agree that a sharp focus on a durable business plan and dependable operations are vital to remaining profitable in one of the most challenging trucking environments in history.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2013
The cover of the April issue of Logistics Management (LM) is once again devoted to the findings of our Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that acts as the fuel for our best-read editorial feature (page 22) and the foundation of the most highly anticipated webcast that our editorial team produces (April 25).
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
At Scotts Miracle-Gro, a fleet management program keeps the pallets moving.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
Lift trucks, stretch wrap and floor storage are at the heart of Scotts’ distribution activities.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2013
Should more shippers be looking at the private fleet option for 2013 and beyond? According to the industry tracking web site truckinginfo.com report last June, private fleets represent 47.6 percent of trucking. They operate 75 percent of Class 4 through Class 8 trucks and two-thirds of all Class 8 trucks—including 50 percent of new sales. For truckload shippers, this has to get your attention.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2013
With new distribution requirements and more investment in automation underway, Modern set out to find how readers are now approaching the use of conveyors and sortation systems.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
Racks and shelves are not standing still as efforts to improve speed and productivity reshape traditional approaches to storage.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
End-user qualified for energy rebates after installing improved seals around leveler and pit.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2013
High-volume fans reduce condensation, prevent mold and speed brick production.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2013
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.

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