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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.
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When searching for the best forwarder, global shippers are advised to first take a deep dive into the middleman’s business culture.
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By Dagmar Trepins · April 1, 2016
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By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · April 1, 2016
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By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
The maturation of multi-channel distribution has put added pressure on all major modes of freight transportation. “Just-in-time” and “just-in-case” strategies now have to meet the “just do it” demands created by today’s highly impatient consumer.
<p>WES must be adept not only at controlling individual islands of automation such as sortation, but coordinating them with other islands of automation and leveling the overall pace of work.</p> By Roberto Michel, Contributing Editor · March 1, 2016
Warehouse execution system (WEC) suppliers are offering higher-level functionality—such as waveless order processing, performance analytics and mobile apps—turning WES into a configurable platform for warehouse operations management.

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