August 2013

By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
U.S. ports are planning and investing in a balanced portfolio of services to prepare for continued volume growth.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While every carrier and service provider measured in the Quest for Quality is under pressure from shippers to expand and diversify their offerings while maintaining world-class service, no sector is feeling it as much as third party logistics providers (3PL).
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2013
Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2013
It’s my distinct honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Survey. The publication in your hands marks the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that’s become known over three decades as the single most important measure of customer satisfaction and service performance excellence available in the logistics and transportation industry.
By Peter Moore · August 1, 2013
In the past months, ABF Freight System and UPS Freight announced 5.9 percent general rate increases, effective May 28 and June 10, respectively. Con-way Freight will raise its LTL rates 5.9 percent on June 24. On June 10, FedEx Freight announced a 4.5 percent GRI in non-contract base rates effective July 1, and other large carriers are expected to follow suit over the next several weeks.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · August 1, 2013
For the third year running, the Modern editorial staff is using a majority of our August issue to celebrate the backbone, the workhorse, the most fundamental piece of equipment to be found in any materials handling operation—yet one that all too often gets taken for granted or run to the point of disintegration: the lift truck.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2013
With a new fleet of tuggers and carts, the updated storage system at Braun Corporation’s manufacturing facility gets more done in less space.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2013
Manufacturing operations now benefit from a more efficient storage space and tugger-based parts picking.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2013
After making up for 2009 with two years of strong growth, global sales have tapered off, even as the top suppliers saw revenue increases in the double digits.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
DSC Logistics combined integrated scales and intelligent forks on a lift truck platform to streamline its order verification process. The result was higher customer satisfaction and a two-month ROI.
By Mark Pearson · August 1, 2013
A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
Modern readers tell us how they’re buying, using and maintaining their fleet
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2013
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to the ITA chairman about the lift truck industry.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2013
For the third year running, the Modern editorial staff is using a majority of our August pages to celebrate the backbone, the workhorse, the most fundamental piece of equipment to be found in any materials handling operation—yet one that all too often gets taken for granted or run to the point of disintegration: the lift truck.

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