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By Michael Levans · May 1, 2015
Every year at this time I ask a few of the market’s most trusted supply chain technology analysts what trends they’re following—and, more importantly, what should be top of mind for logistics professionals looking to put software and technology to work inside their operations.
By Peter Moore · May 1, 2015
The announcement by “big brown” that they’re adding 1,400 more compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to their fleet should be interpreted by others as a signal to start getting in gear on alternative fleet fuel system reviews.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2015
The most wasteful service call is the one that didn’t need to be made in the first place.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 1, 2015
Compatible with AIAG bulk containers, supplier-agnostic, handheld totes help automakers reduce freight costs.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2015
Manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics organizations are investing massive amounts of effort and money—in a very short period of time—to ratchet up systems automation, install collaboration software and deploy mobile technology across the enterprise that can keep up with the pace of our new world.
By Mark Pearson · May 1, 2015
In recent years, companies have nodded respectfully toward the concept of supply chain sustainability. Ethical supply chains have been seen as a “nice to have” rather than a “must have.” Now, however, the landscape has changed. Companies without responsible, ethical supply chain practices will begin losing their ability to grow and compete.
By Derik Andreoli · May 1, 2015
In the 1970s, legislation was enacted banning the export of domestic crude oil without a special license—and unless Canada is the destination, export licenses are nearly impossible for domestic producers to acquire. With the growing oil glut, the time to lift the ban has come.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
One in 10 calls to a service provider can be prevented if you follow a simple procedure.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2015
This marks the 31st year that Logistics Management (LM) has published the results of our Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that serves as the fuel to our best-read editorial feature (page 24) and the foundation of the most downloaded report that PRG produces.
<p>Although the plastic pallets are inherently durable, those moved from ambient locations into and out of refrigerated or freezer environments can be more susceptible to damage from impacts.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 1, 2015
Metal and X-ray detectors easily identify different proprietary detectable additives in plastic pallets, making it easier to ensure the safety of the product that’s being carried.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2015
To come back from ProMat 2015 and simply say the mood was “upbeat” would be an understatement of substantial proportions.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2015
On January 1, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) revisions of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) went into effect. Many passengers have only had brief exposure to the complex rules that face aircraft operators.
By Derik Andreoli · April 1, 2015
History suggests that the current oil glut and the associated price decline will be a temporary phenomenon, and the economics and petro-physics of unconventional oil production—fracking in particular—further suggest that the domestic glut will be eroded sooner than most prognosticators believe.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2015
Considering that MHI is expecting more than 35,000 warehouse, distribution and logistics professionals at ProMat 2015 in Chicago this month, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this column while taking a break from walking the show floor—which just so happens to be the largest in the trade show’s 30-year history.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2015
Equipment manufacturers turn to operators for insight into everything from clipboards to chassis design.

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