April 2012

By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
By Lorie King Rogers · April 1, 2012
Advanced controls and functionality are allowing conveyor systems to play an increasingly important role in complex materials handling processes inside our warehouses and distribution centers.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2012
Automated materials handling and data collection systems are transforming the health care supply chain.
By Lorie King Rogers · April 1, 2012
Aveva DDS centralizes parts storage and optimizes floor space with the installation of a mobile storage solution.
By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2012
With capacity already tightening and increasing federal regulations threatening to exacerbate the driver shortage, dedicated trucking is going to continue to grow at double-digit percentage rates—and help shippers get a good night’s sleep in the process.
By Lorie King Rogers · April 1, 2012
Zimbrick European parts department relocates and reduces storage floor space while increasing worker productivity by 70%.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2012
Scores of shippers and their freight intermediaries agree that basic brokerage and forwarding services are keeping pace with demands from new and emerging markets.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2012
New California battery charging regulations could foretell industry-wide shift.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 1, 2012
To combat waste in the food supply chain, packaging companies are employing technology to monitor goods.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2012
Modern spends 60 seconds with St. Onge's vice president talking about the health care supply chain.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2012
Implementation complexities have stood in the way of LMS adoption rates; however, our analysts say that more logistics operations will focus attention on workforce management to balance efficiencies now that the business climate is on the upswing.
By Michael Levans · April 1, 2012
The general interest level and media attention given to the concept of “sustainability” has traditionally ebbed and flowed with the price of fuel.
By Derik Andreoli · March 29, 2012
For logistics managers, it’s important to understand what surplus oil production capacity means to oil and fuel prices—and, therefore, your bottom line.

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