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By Michael Levans · May 1, 2016
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think. Our panel offers a “reality check” on the current state of our understanding, adoption and utilization of technology in our logistics and supply chain operations.
By John D. Schulz · May 1, 2016
Private fleet operators have decided to pump up investment, expand capacity and battle the tight for-hire market with training, improved technology and better driver pay. Will the preparation pay off in the long run?
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls to the East and Gulf ports. In the meantime, trans-Pacific trade is still keeping market share clearly concentrated on the West Coast.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2016
The complexities and speed necessary to be successful in today’s distribution environment have pushed logistics operations to improve their labor management practices. Here are three steps to help along the way.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2016
When searching for the best forwarder, global shippers are advised to first take a deep dive into the middleman’s business culture.
<p>When supported by a disciplined maintenance program, tailored lease agreements enable precise cost control.</p> By Josh Bond · May 1, 2016
Customers demand lease agreements that allow for change, reduce or eliminate penalties, and prevent surprises during or at the end of the term. Finance partners have responded by offering unprecedented flexibility and risk mitigation.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2016
Faced with the loss of a robotic pick solution, Quiet Logistics invented its own robots. Are they the next generation of robotic-enabled picking in the warehouse?
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2016
Mobile robotics reduce the travel time associated with order fulfillment.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2016
A robust industry continues strong growth with impressive performances among the biggest players.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 1, 2016
New trends in overhead handling help maximize the building cube while delivering product handling flexibility.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2016
One of the best solutions to the industry’s labor shortage is to keep the workers you’ve got as comfortable and productive as possible.
By Roberto Michel · May 1, 2016
Cloud-based SCE solutions have been around and catching on for functions like transportation management and visibility, but the WMS market has been slow to adopt. But with more SCE vendors providing cloud options and cloud pure-play providers gaining steam, cloud-based WMS may finally be ready to break through.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
A record number of respondents tell us that digitized supply chains and e-commerce may soon help to drive up pay. But for now, compensation has hit a wall and may not improve until “boomers” move on and millennials move in.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
In an effort to help shippers better manage the skies, our panel of air cargo experts examines the global economy, fuel costs, ongoing security and regulatory measures as well as the advent of new airborne cargo options.
By Dagmar Trepins · April 1, 2016
Our European correspondent examines how the region’s ongoing migration issue has affected freight transportation and logistics and how shippers and service providers are responding to overcome the bottlenecks.

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