March 2012

By Maida Napolitano · March 1, 2012
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.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2012
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.
By John A. Gentle · March 1, 2012
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.
<p>Air China, Boeing and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners conducted China’s first sustainable bio-fuel flight late last year.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2012
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.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2012
I want to draw your attention to developments in Washington that threaten to overwhelm shippers with new liabilities that carriers have traditionally controlled.
By Mark Pearson · March 1, 2012
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.
By Derik Andreoli · March 1, 2012
Refinery closures and sulfur regulations threaten to push diesel prices over $5 this year.
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By Michael Levans · March 1, 2012
Held for the first time ever, Modex 2012—the nation’s newest expo for, supply chain, and logistics solutions—threw open its doors in Atlanta on February 6 at The Georgia World Congress Center.

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