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By Bob Trebilcock · February 12, 2015
The challenges of omni-channel fulfillment, the importance of software and the importance of technicians were top of mind at SDI's annual conference.
<p>Krish Nathan, SDI’s president and CEO, talked about software and ecommerce at SELF15 in Las Vegas.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 11, 2015
At the solution provider's annual logistics conference, SDI's CEO talked about e-commerce, new software offerings and an interest in new verticals.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2015
EDF Senior Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Jason Mathers said that these proposed standards for new regulations for fuel-efficient standards make sense on multiple levels on a societal basis for things like protecting health and infrastructure, as well as from a commerce-based perspective, as EDF believes these standards will provide a clear business value, with shippers saving money and carriers lowering business costs.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
By Jeff Berman · February 5, 2015
Looking at the planned $29 million in projected 2015 spending, the AAR said that equates to roughly $79 million a day, while bringing the total investment made by freight railroads going back to 1980 to $575 billion.
By Patrick Burnson · February 3, 2015
Judging by the follow-up questions we received, we’ve hit only the tip of the ice berg. John Larkin of Stifel Nicolaus answers attendees questions relating to the Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload sector.
By Patrick Burnson · January 30, 2015
The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2015
When it comes to Congress actually getting its act together on a new long-term federal transportation bill, things remain as status quo as it gets, with the big takeaway being nothing really ever gets done, when it comes to passing a badly overdue and needed bill, rather than these band-aid extensions Congress keeps signing off on.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2015
With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy . But that enthusiasm needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2015
With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is, or there should be, much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy and the economic recovery, which has been raised and discussed and dissected from basically every angle possible, it seems. But that enthusiasm regarding the economy needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story at all really.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2015
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2015
Holiday package deliveries faced a far less bumpy road in 2014 compared to 2013.
<p>A mobile robot pick pieces at RDC<br /></p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 14, 2015
The technology is here. But, what does it take to convince the early adopters?
<p>A piece picking robot recently completed a pilot at Rochester Drug Cooperative</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert

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