July 2011

By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2011
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By Maida Napolitano · July 1, 2011
Whether driven by reducing costs or by new business strategies, our panel of experts says that rethinking your distribution network has become more important than ever.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2011
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · July 1, 2011
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By Josh Bond · July 1, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · July 1, 2011
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By Maida Napolitano · July 1, 2011
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By Michael Levans · July 1, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2011
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By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2011
By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2011
Over the past several years, the hair care manufacturer his tied its core business systems into a WMS that’s allowed it to effectively manage its high-volume shipping operation—and the results have been simply gorgeous.

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