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Filed in February 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Our annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.
Posted on 02/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCFebruary 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
Posted on 02/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsFebruary 2014TransportationParcel ExpressPermalink


Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application.

Shippers and their service providers are outlining plans for the new year by identifying pain points in the reverse loop. Key to that process is developing a returns management strategy designed to provide customers with multi-channel visibility.
Posted on 02/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsFebruary 2014Reverse LogisticsPermalink


Warehouse and distribution center construction is making a comeback—and so is the desire to get back to green. Our facility design experts offer their take on the evolving benefits and share why sustainable design holds more value than ever.

A $46 billion investment gap by 2040 threatens U.S. seaports—critical economic lifelines that rely on connecting transportation infrastructure to deliver prosperity for millions of Americans. With this nation’s trade volume expected to quadruple after 2030, and port connections in poor condition, industry experts agree that now is the time to invest.
Posted on 02/01 at 04:00 PM
Ocean FreightFebruary 2014PortsOcean CargoPermalink


With more than 750 exhibitors, three keynotes, and an extensive educational program, Modex 2014 is adding 50,000 square feet of show floor space. Here’s a guide to every inch.
Posted on 02/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsMaterials HandlingFebruary 2014Permalink


We use our february issue each year to peer inside the nation’s four walls to get a better view of how materials handling equipment and automated distribution systems are evolving to become even more closely tied to overall logistics and transportation operations.
Posted on 02/01 at 09:00 AM
ColumnsViewpointFebruary 2014Warehouse & DC ManagementWarehouse & DCPermalink


By now you’ve surely heard a U.S. Postal Service spokesperson talk about a parcel deal that they call “If it fits, it ships” with a simple form of capacity pricing.
Posted on 02/01 at 08:00 AM
ColumnsFebruary 2014LTLLess than TruckloadLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.


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