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<p>A screenshot One of Bluefly’s “Closet Confessions” commercials, featuring Bethenny Frankel of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” with scannable information about things for sale on Bluefly. <i>Image courtesy of the New York Times.</i></p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 30, 2010
Are you ready for bar code solutions that use the mobile camera phone as the link between the physical world and the digital world on your TV?
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2010
A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
<p>Andrew S. Grove is Senior Advisor to Intel Corporation. Previously Grove was Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation from May 1997 to May 2005.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 21, 2010
“Only the paranoid survive.” Given the claims almost every candidate is making about the other guy (or gal), no matter their party persuasion, you might think I’m talking about politics. But, I’m talking about materials handling.
<p>CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference offered supply chain management practitioners more professional education and personal growth opportunities than any other supply chain conference. Learning from global experts and network with thousands of colleagues.</p> By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2010
In less than a week from now, many of us will be at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. This year’s locale is sunny San Diego. Personally speaking, I cannot wait for this event. If it is like past years, there will be lots of value from an editorial perspective, what with 20 session tracks there is clearly something for everybody.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 20, 2010
Dematic's execs talk about HK acquisition
<p>Body of whale on cargo ship at Port of Oakland, Sept. 16, 2010. (Monterey County Herald/ABC7)</p> By Patrick Burnson · September 20, 2010
When a container vessel arrived at the Port of Oakland late last week, the local mainstream media feasted on news that the body of a dead whale was draped across the ship’s bow.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 18, 2010
Do you need a personal trainer for your lift truck fleet? Call the fleetman.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2010
Multiple media outlets are reporting today on a push to halt enacting a law designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California, entitled A.B. 32. Emissions reduction, no matter how you slice it, seems to be about as polarizing a topic as there is in the political landscape—and subsequently the freight transportation sector.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2010
Retail sales and business inventories hit levels in August that topped expectations. There are two ways to look at this, I suppose: one being economic expectations these days are relatively low, and the other being that it is—and will remain—a long, slow crawl back to a sustained economic recovery.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 14, 2010
What happens when the industrial age converges with the information age? The automation age.
By Patrick Burnson · September 12, 2010
Atlantic Canada's largest city and the modern, bustling cargo facilities at the Port of Halifax will be the backdrop for the American Association of Port Authorities' 99th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Sept. 19-23, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
By Bob Trebilcock · September 10, 2010
New business investment policies could benefit the materials handling if we have the right solutions
<p>President Obama Announced a Plan to Renew and Expand America’s Roads, Railways and Runways: Infrastructure investments one key way to continue recovery and keep our economy growing</p> By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2010
At a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama heralded the White House’s ambitious six-year, $50 billion plan to expand and upgrade U.S. roads, railways, and runways, which, he said, can enable the country to have the “best infrastructure in the world.”
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2010
Now that BP has finally issued its oil-spill report, supply chain managers may have another example of “blind out-sourcing.”
By Bob Trebilcock · September 7, 2010
Call them robots, AGVs or carts. But first call them solutions.

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