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Filed in March 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The solar panel maker is reliant on efficient manufacturing practices, but when it came to inbound shipping and distribution across borders, those operations began to suffer as the company grew. Here’s how this progressive shipper partnered with its 3PL to re-engineer its logistics model to save 25 percent on its inbound costs.
Posted on 03/10 at 11:54 PM
FeaturesGlobal Logistics3PLThird Party LogisticsMarch 2012TransportationPermalink


Thursday, March 01, 2012

Our 2012 exclusive study finds that overall market uncertainty has curtailed materials handling infrastructure spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.
Posted on 03/01 at 02:41 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Our annual panel convenes to paint a murky picture for truckload shippers due to increasing rates, unresolved regulatory shifts, and an increasingly competitive landscape.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:40 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsTruckingTruckloadMarch 2012TransportationLTLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


With a bit of creativity, a lot of planning, and the latest in automated sortation technology, the retailer’s impressive DC retrofit increased merchandise-processing speed to its stores, improved accuracy to 99.5 percent, and significantly reduced transportation costs.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:39 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2012Warehouse & DC ManagementWet SealPermalink


Our March issue includes coverage of a number of recent collaborative efforts geared toward driving the industry forward through the power of a more unified voice.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:33 PM
ColumnsViewpointTruckingTruckloadMarch 2012TransportationLTLTLLess-Than-TruckloadRegulationPermalink


I often run home from a store, write down the events of an interaction that I had, and then lose the note. However, in a recent case, the unsolved problem had a built-in, daily reminder. Almost every night my Droid smart phone automatically turned itself back on after I powered it off—if I could only be so lucky with the other notes I lose.

While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:11 PM
Special ReportsAir CargoMarch 2012TransportationPermalink


I want to draw your attention to developments in Washington that threaten to overwhelm shippers with new liabilities that carriers have traditionally controlled.
Posted on 03/01 at 12:08 PM
ColumnsTruckingMarch 2012TransportationCSARegulationSMSPermalink


In Logistics Management’s April 2010 issue, we introduced Profit, Sales, and Operations Planning (PS&OP), a way to align supply chain decision-making with high-level financial goals and long-range strategic planning. Since that time, more companies have begun implementing PS&OP-like approaches—using financial data, scenario modeling, and analytics to concurrently optimize sales, balance demand and supply, and maximize profits.

Refinery closures and sulfur regulations threaten to push diesel prices over $5 this year.
Posted on 03/01 at 11:41 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeMarch 2012Permalink



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