October 2011

By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
After a challenging 2009, the ADC market bounced back in 2010 and looks strong moving forward.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with David Krebs at VDC Research.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Light-directed put stations are designed to help an apparel retailer optimize split case fulfillment and account for a 300% improvement in pick rates.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
Pick-to-light solution results in improved picking performance and more reliable sensing for automotive components supplier.
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · October 1, 2011
Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.
By Lorie King Rogers · October 1, 2011
New workforce management solution boosts Briggs & Stratton distribution center productivity nearly 20% in two weeks.
By Jeff Berman · October 1, 2011
When the beer giant revamped its dunnage processes, it realized significant cost savings, ushered in a safer work environment, and found a more fluid freight model—all while helping the company get a little greener.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
Big shippers and the world’s top carriers vow to work collectively towards leveraging technology to improve business processes and relationships. Will they make good on the promise or slip back to business as usual?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
World air cargo traffic will triple over the next 20 years, with most of the growth being driven in the Asia Pacific marketplace. Is it any wonder that the biggest players in the industry are investing heavily in the region?
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2011
Your transportation management system (TMS) is installed and running, but are you getting the most out of it? Our technology correspondent helps shippers determine where the utilization gaps exist and formulate a plan to effectively optimize a TMS investment.
By Peter Moore · October 1, 2011


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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