May 2011

By Bob Trebilcock · May 11, 2011
A unique optical RTLS system has led to dramatic productivity improvements at Genco ATC’s returns center in McDonough, Ga.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 11, 2011
The real-time locating system (RTLS) is an integral part of receiving, putaway and picking operations.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 11, 2011
Slotting systems can deliver big results, but are they right for your operation?
By Lorie King Rogers · May 11, 2011
From simple pushers to sophisticated crossbelt sorters, automated sortation systems reduce labor and increase efficiency and throughput in today’s warehouses and distribution centers.
By Lorie King Rogers · May 11, 2011
Competition in the food and beverage sector is intense and profit margins are wafer thin. Here’s a look at how technology and materials handling equipment can keep your operation healthy and competitive.
By Lorie King Rogers · May 11, 2011
Foresighted information destruction equipment supplier adds lift tables to make equipment more ergonomic.
By Maida Napolitano · May 11, 2011
For more than a decade, the fashion giant’s WMS has kept pace with several ERP integrations and the installation of a slew of materials handling equipment—all in an effort to keep the company on top of the fickle fashion world.
By Michael Levans · May 11, 2011
I’ve often found that some of the most innovative ideas present themselves when you’re not actually looking for them.
By Josh Bond · May 11, 2011
Battery management protects equipment, hastens workers and optimizes inventory.
<p>Inventory is automatically updated with every receipt and shipment. A physical inventory count now takes just 12 hours with its WMS—a significant reduction from three days.</p> By Maida Napolitano · May 1, 2011
For more than a decade, the fashion giant’s WMS has kept pace with several ERP integrations and the installation of a slew of materials handling equipment—all in an effort to keep the company on top of the fickle fashion world.
<p>In an effort to help shippers put their data into better context and improve overall supply chain visibility, we’ve gathered a few of the top market analysts to put their perspective around the evolution of the SCM market. <b><a href=Register Now, for this exclusive Webcast event.

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Our recent Software Users Survey revealed that shippers are showing a renewed interest in achieving a better understanding of the data supply chain software systems are capable of churning out. Three top technology analysts tell us how to get this done.
<p>Oakland was ranked 7th on Zepol’s Top 20 list for the first quarter of 2011. Like Los Angeles and Long Beach to the south, the California ports are constantly seeking new ways to maintain existing “connectivity” and build for the future.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2011
Creative funding for expansion and infrastructure improvement is critical for the top U.S. ports, especially as shippers are slowly reconfiguring their supply chains to become less dependent on the West Coast.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2011
The continued need to drive costs out of the supply chain is slowly, but surely pushing labor management system adoption rates. Our Technology Correspondent offers a snapshot of the LMS market and examines the issues driving its use inside the four walls as well as in the cabs of the nation’s private fleets.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2011
The red-hot intermodal sector is “in fashion” these days as shippers opt for lower rates at near-truck service levels. Our intrepid trucking correspondent examines the factors driving this impressive growth as well as how logistics professionals are using the option as part of their 2011 transportation tool kit.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2011
With President Obama continuing to emphasize exports, specialized shipping intermediaries are more important than ever to global logistics operations. But how do shippers identify and choose the right freight forwarder?
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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo