January 2011

By Noel P. Bodenburg · January 28, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · January 26, 2011
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By Patrick Burnson · January 24, 2011
Listen to Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson, and a panel of leading energy and transportation analysts as they give shippers an updated look at the key drivers behind the increasing transportation rates U.S. logistics professionals will face over the course of 2011.
By George Kokoris · January 24, 2011
Pricing across the transportation modes
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · January 19, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · January 19, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · January 19, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · January 19, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · January 19, 2011
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By Josh Bond · January 18, 2011
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<p>ARC’s Adrian Gonzalez envisions a time when a logistics manager can use a computer or handheld device to pull up a simple TMS “app,” download an appointment scheduling program, run through a setup wizard, and start using it within a few hours.</p> By Bridget McCrea · January 14, 2011
Our technology correspondent takes a look at TMS’ evolving role, explains the drivers that are pushing development in the sector, and illustrates how new delivery methods could change the face of transportation management.
By Josh Bond · January 14, 2011
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<p>Border Patrol Agents routinely conduct searches of trains entering the U.S. from Canada.</p> By Susan Richer · January 14, 2011
Updated Incoterms, new trade agreements, and increasing demands for improvements in supply chain security are putting more pressure on global logistics managers. Our compliance expert offers an update on the evolving compliance scene and best practices for developing a “value chain” model for overcoming these challenges.
<p>Prior to voice picking, pickers used to have to wait for the Data Centre to print and manually split thousands of labels into the various pick sections then physically deliver the labels to pickers. Now, pickers can immediately start picking.</p> By Maida Napolitano · January 14, 2011
This Canadian retailer tossed its paper-based pick systems and turned to voice to help process SKUs of varying shapes and sizes—the result is improved productivity and 99.97 percent order accuracy.
<p>New tools allow managers to track lift truck activity in real time from anywhere in the facility.</p> By Josh Bond · January 14, 2011
New lift truck fleet management offerings aim to improve flexibility and efficiency in a dynamic business climate, creating efficiencies in the most unlikely places.

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