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By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2016
News that the 20,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) plan to meet again in early November should be welcomed by West Coast shippers
By Bob Trebilcock · September 27, 2016
S&OP, supply chain risk management and Big Data and the Internet of Things were front and center at this year’s conference
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced the creation of the Supply Chain Hall of Fame, honoring individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the supply chain discipline.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 25, 2016
At APICS 2016, we're reminded that while supply chains are more complex than ever, you can't win without a mastery of the basics.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
They say that timing is everything. When it comes to robotic materials handling, the time is now. Talked about for years, mobile, unit handling and piece picking robotics may still be emerging technologies, but early adopters are finding that they are reliable, productive and cost effective in the right application.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
The combination brings together automation, data collection and edge sensors with a global presence.
By Brett Wood · September 16, 2016
TMHNA, the largest lift truck manufacturer in the world, is launching a new initiative to fund academic research in supply chain, logistics and material handling. Here’s why.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2016
What was the most discussed topic (besides Michael Phelps)? The labor shortage.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 13, 2016
A decade of transformation ahead
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2016
Despite many adversities for the maritime sector over the last year, seaborne perishable reefer trade increased in 2015 - and is forecast to grow further still in 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 12, 2016
Dematic's 31st Material Handling & Logistics Conference got underway with a survey that finds that most attendees see growth in their future.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission has established a protocol for communicating requests for assistance to the agency concerning developments related to the status of Hanjin Shipping.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2016
The ATA said that the second quarter turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped six points to 83 percent, which ATA said is its lowest level in five years going back to the second quarter of 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2016
Declining freight volumes and reconfigured container vessel deployments may give Asia’s ports time to regroup, say industry analysts, who add that investment in infrastructure is badly needed.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2016
The PMA and ILWU appear to be committed to getting in front of things well in advance this time around, when it comes to getting a new deal done well in advance of the expiration of the current contract.

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