August 2011

<p>The <i>Logistics Management</i> Quest for Quality (Q4Q) award is in its 28th year and is the most prestigious award in the transportation and logistics industry. <a href=WINNERS CATEGORIES

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Which carriers and third-party logistics providers are held in high esteem in terms of service performance? our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to reveal the winners of the coveted Quest for Quality awards.
<p>More than 50 lift trucks, including pallet trucks (shown) for floor-level processes like primary picking, keep the facility humming.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2011
The retailer’s lift truck distributor played a key role in optimizing a new distribution center and securing a 30% improvement in process time.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2011
A close attention to layout, design and equipment selection makes the most of conventional materials handling processes in The Container Store’s DC.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
With sales on the rise for the second consecutive year, the worldwide industrial lift truck market is revved up.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2011
Today’s lift trucks offer more in the way of technology, power and performance than ever before. Here’s a look at the latest innovations available in today’s trucks.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
Lift trucks have come a long way since their introduction in the materials handling arena in the 1920s. Today, they are smarter and stronger, and still the indispensable workhorses in our warehouses and distribution centers.
<p>“The days when shippers didn’t know about a fleet’s safety record are starting to change. They need to do their homework now.” <i>- Bob Petrancosta, vice president of safety for Con-way Freight.</i></p> SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2011
The much-beleaguered less-than-truckload (LTL) sector, which has been the slowest part of the trucking industry to recover from the Great Recession, is showing signs of life. Because of that, LTL shippers should be bracing themselves for higher rates and tighter capacity as LTL operators are showing greater pricing discipline amid the toughest government oversight since trucking was economically deregulated in 1980.
By Maida Napolitano · August 1, 2011
Successful labor management goes beyond the installation of software. Here’s a look at the implementation process and how one major retailer uses its program as a tool for continuous process improvements—with multi-layered benefits.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2011
Logistics professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall supply chain operations, but just how fast is it happening? Our technology correspondent gives us a reality check.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2011
As more attention is being paid to volatility in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric, near-shoring model or opt for a hybrid that maintains an international component?
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2011
As Logistics Management readers know, the first half of 2011 marked a changed attitude among ocean carrier executives who voiced positions of compromise and a new service-oriented attitude. But now we’re not sure if ocean shippers are really buying it. We’ve gathered a trio of prominent association executives and industry insiders to hear their opinions on how the new “era of collaboration” is progressing. Our panel also weighs in on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion will have on U.S. ports as well as the possible affect growing equipment and capacity constraints could have on this year’s Peak Season.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2011
Manufacturer predicts strong future for the newest lift truck power supply.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
Warehouse management solution uses several slotting principles to control accuracy, production and overall pallet quality.
By Lorie King Rogers · August 1, 2011
A crafty slotting solution helps Creative Memories achieve more than 99.9% shipping accuracy and improve picking speed.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2011
Longtime director to be succeeded by PERC’s Brian Feehan

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