June 2013

<p>Jerry Imbrenda, fulfillment center manager at the Secaucus facility, with some of the custom-sized boxes from the company’s Smart-size Packaging Program.</p> By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
We go inside the second largest internet retailer’s Secaucus, N.J., fulfillment center to explore its network-wide transformation from a few standard box options to an almost limitless number of custom, right-sized boxes.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2013
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2013
Logistics professionals appear to be enthused by the gradual economic recovery and see the need for improved visibility to better meet new supply chain demands, but they’re still not ready to make the big investments necessary to fully realize those goals.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2013
Global logistics professionals are increasingly encouraged to undergo a systematic analysis of their exposure to risk and total landed cost related to a variety of procurement strategies. Often overlooked, however, is the financial health of their sub-tier suppliers.
By Maida Napolitano · June 1, 2013
The pressure is on retailers to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere. Three experts answer four key questions that will help traditional brick-and-mortar retailers revolutionize their use of WMS and their shipping processes on the way to a multi-channel transformation.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Dagmar Trepins · June 1, 2013
While top truckload carrier executives are doing their best to manage the elements currently battering their returns, we set our sites on three areas that carriers say will make the biggest impact on their ongoing relations with shippers-capacity, regulations, and fuel.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2013
Finding the right third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s global marketplace involves looking beyond the provider’s “vision” statement, say industry experts. Yet, they also acknowledge that there’s still an element of prognostication involved once a short list of the Top 50 has been whittled down.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Robotic industrial trucks are driving efficiencies in Giant Eagle’s distribution centers. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from an early adopter of robotic technology.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Mobile robots keep product flowing at Giant Eagle’s retail support centers
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Amid demands for innovation and customer service, public refrigerated warehouses are challenged to provide flexibility and efficiency for a fickle customer base.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
New technologies, and creative uses of old ones, are enabling the dock to keep up with the rest of the warehouse as it transitions from brute force to efficient allocation.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Hydraulic lift allows grocery warehouse to put a loading dock where it’s needed.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2013
Modern interviews Bernie Hogan, senior vice president of GS1 US.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Sliding curtain walls provide temperature control for warehouse and workers.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2013
Voice-enabled mobile computers can condense the benefits of two or more technologies into one productive platform.

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