June 2012

By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2012
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By Josh Bond · June 1, 2012
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<p>Goods-to-person solutions deliver slow- and medium-movers to a workstation for picking, minimizing the time an associate spends walking.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2012
More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes, streamline shipping operations, and lower supply chain operating costs. We asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation holds in store.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2012
With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2012
The market’s top analysts discuss the trends that are pushing mobility deeper into every-day use and explain just how far we are from realizing real-time supply chain management—complete with logistics visibility that was once only the stuff of dreams.
<p>With the implementation of its new WMS in its McDonough, Ga., regional DC (above), the company shed its paper-based systems and maximized its WMS to automate inventory, shipping, and labor. The company is now rolling out the WMS to the rest of its regional facilities.</p> By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2012
Today’s warehouse management systems (WMS) come with sophisticated rules and logic, real-time seamless integration to aligned business applications, and effortless interfaces to automated equipment and mobile technology. But why are we still not putting these capabilities to work?
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2012
Forward logistics is the primary focus for shippers of all commodities, but fine-tuning the “reverse loop” is becoming more urgent. As high-end companies develop new revenue streams, reverse logistics and after sales services are proving to be valuable tools.
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By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2012
A flurry of major service provider deals captured mainstream headlines in recent months, but the consequence of this activity has yet to be measured by domestic and international shippers. Meanwhile, the EU flounders, Asia remains strong, and emerging nations may represent the next great opportunity for the major 3PL players.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · June 1, 2012
Truckload carriers are aiming for that “sweet spot” when the market hits supply and demand “equilibrium.” It’s close right now, but carrier executives fret that the hunt for drivers, rising fuel costs, and regulatory restraints make for a most uncertain future.
By Lorie King Rogers · June 1, 2012
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By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2012
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By Michael Levans · June 1, 2012
In every issue of Logistics Management (LM) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · June 1, 2012
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