February 2012

SPECIAL REPORT
By MMH Staff · February 1, 2012
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By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
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By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
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<p>Enhanced intermodal projects are underway in the Gulf port of New Orleans thanks to the U.S. DOT’s popular TIGER grants program.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2012
The Panama Canal expansion isn’t the only factor driving infrastructure improvement efforts. Count population growth, increased exports, new trade agreements, global competition, and shifting trade lanes as other elements pushing aggressive U.S. port investment and expansion.
By Peter Moore · February 1, 2012
This past month I was in Central America working with a natural resources firm on the negotiation of terms and freight for global supply and distribution. I was reminded again of the diversity of cultures and approaches to negotiation, contracting, and price components.
By Sarah · February 1, 2012
As supply chains continue to become more global and complex, the risk of disruption intensifies. Yet while most companies recognize the increased risk potential, many are ill prepared to handle a disruption. This article argues for a new set of risk management techniques in a world where heightened supply chain risk is now part of the game.
By Maida Napolitano · February 1, 2012
Mobile and wireless technology is making a measurable impact on today’s warehouse & DC operations. Savvy users are going multi-modal, pulling multiple technologies and software capabilities together to increase productivity, cut pick-rate errors, and increase inventory accuracy.
By Bridget McCrea · February 1, 2012
With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2012
This month’s cover story on the evolving relationship between Tuesday Morning, an upscale retailer with 865 stores, and its motor carrier partner is an inspirational sign of the times—and contains a theme that we may be hearing repeatedly from other shippers if the economy kicks into high gear.
By John A. Gentle · February 1, 2012
Humor aside, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL), logistics, and a submerged Italian cruise ship have a lot in common.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
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By Josh Bond · February 1, 2012
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By Bob Trebilcock · February 1, 2012
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By Sara Pearson Specter · February 1, 2012
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