May 2014

By Bob Trebilcock · July 31, 2014
A voice-over IP solution is driving new efficiencies in case and bottle picking.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2014
The supply chain technology market is evolving toward platforms and equipment that optimize end-to-end processes. Four top technology analysts offer their unique insight into how the convergence of automation, data, and labor is moving us toward this utopian vision.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2014
Best-in-class private fleets are utilizing a blend of technologies and services that are tailored to mitigate costs. Here’s how some of the most modern private fleets are being managed in the new era of tightening capacity and tougher regulation.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2014
While many logistics professionals took a “wait and see” attitude toward labor management systems (LMS), today they’re hearing stories about significant productivity gains in exchange for a fairly low-cost software solution.
By Sarah · May 1, 2014
WMS lags behind other categories in cloud adoption, but is poised for growth as solutions scale up to meet the needs of larger sites.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2014
As the EU slowly recovers from its economic doldrums, member nations vie for U.S. investment and logistical services while shippers increase their willingness to enlarge operations on the continent.
<p>For customers unsure about the value of add-ons and features, renting equipment for an extended test drive has become a popular way to find the right truck.</p> By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
The structure of an equipment lease can have a significant impact on operations—and there are ways to ensure the impact is a positive one.
<p>Deepening the Savannah Harbor from 42 feet to 47 feet will accommodate an increase in the number of super-sized container vessels transiting the Panama Canal after its 2015 expansion.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2014
With the Panama Canal expansion planned to meet its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which top gateways will best serve their future needs. Meanwhile, even more strategic complexity has been introduced with further consolidation of ocean carrier services. Are niche ports ratcheting up their game to catch residual volume?
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2014
The terms “convergence” and “collaboration” have been popping up recently in discussions about improving logistics and supply chain management processes and the collection and synchronization of the data that can foster those improvements.
By Peter Moore · May 1, 2014
Private fleet operations are faced with more challenges than ever as the three major external cost drivers—hours of service, equipment modernization, and fuel cost—are clamoring for attention.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2014
With a new voice-directed picking system, Wyoming Liquor Division is handling more split-case picking, additional SKUs and higher customer service levels.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Modern readers weigh in on their usage of supply chain software, its value to their organizations, and their spending plans for expanding, updating and growing.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Whether upstream, downstream or elbow-to-elbow, robots and humans are working together to overcome challenges in warehouses and distribution centers.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2014
Flexible warehouse management system mirrors company’s legacy system interface to ease transition for 200 employees.

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EDITORS' PICKS
Details Key to Cross-border Ease
Ever-changing regulations are making it risky for U.S. companies engaged in cross-border trade...
Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....

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