September 2011

By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
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<p>A “Bermuda Triangle” of logistics management issues that are interconnected at the strategic level, and if not properly addressed will have disastrous results – <a href=Attend our Masters of Logistics Webcast and get practical advice on how to navigate through these issues.

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20th Annual study of logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics). Our annual study identifies three specific areas of logistics and transportation management that could yield disastrous results if not addressed. In 2011, those who accept the status quo may not be heard from for years to come.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2011
While industry analysts slightly differ on who belongs on the “Top 25” list this year, all agree that the most dynamic freight forwarders are only going to get bigger and smarter as the global marketplace becomes more complex.
By Sarah · September 1, 2011
Freight traffic in Europe is steadily growing, and most of its ports, air carriers, and third party logistics providers are making investments in infrastructure and networks to cope with today’s new challenges and increase their safety and environmental standards.
By John D. Schulz · September 1, 2011
By continually working to expand its 3PL relationship, this fast-growing manufacturer has been able to concentrate on the bigger picture—expanding into new markets, launching new products, gaining efficiencies in its operations, and reducing manufacturing and labor costs.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2011
The nebulous term gets thrown around quite a bit in logistics and supply chain circles, but what does it mean, how is it achieved, and what benefit does it bring to your logistics operations?
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
Labor savings within the four walls of the warehouse/DC is no longer the primary driver behind choosing a highly automated system. Today, materials handling automation solutions represent a broader supply chain play that improves inventory replenishment, advances piece picking, and cuts transportation costs.
By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
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By Lorie King Rogers · September 1, 2011
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By Michael Levans · September 1, 2011
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By Josh Bond · September 1, 2011
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By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2011
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