January 2012

<p>Employees driving fuel-efficient vehicles get some of the closest parking spots at the main entrance.</p> By Maida Napolitano · January 1, 2012
In everything it does, this New Jersey-based manufacturer is steadfast in providing the highest standards of excellence - particularly when it comes to its supply chain. The medical technology giant’s new 720,000-square-foot hyper-sustainable DC has ushered in a 9 percent improvement in two-day service times along with subsequent reductions in transportation and facility costs.
By Sarah · January 1, 2012
Top supply chain software analysts break down the drivers that will keep the transportation management systems market on a steady upswing for years to come.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 1, 2012
Modex 2012, slated for February 6-9, will showcase more than 500 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, will offer an array of products to help improve productivity at your company.
<p>Join our distinguished panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates and capacity are headed over the next 12 months. <i>Logistics Management</i> <a href=Exclusive Webcast, Wednesday, January 25 @ 2:00 p.m. ET.

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While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2012
RJW’s cloud-based WMS provides real-time visibility into orders and inventory for the 3PL and its customers.
<p>RJW Transport has transformed its business with an on-demand WMS.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2012
RJW Transport implemented an on-demand WMS to run its warehouse. The result: Revenue in warehousing operations has doubled.
<p>Asset management systems keep track of reusable plastic containers, minimizing loss.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2012
Today’s asset management solutions do far more than tell you what you have and where it’s located.
By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
American Plastics Group uses new pallet-sized, collapsible containers with an integrated pallet-and-lid system to save storage space and improve efficiency.
By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
A major military aircraft manufacturer retrofits its vertical lift units with a parts divider and containment system, saving money, floor space and retrieval time.
By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
Features and technology are enabling lift trucks to operate smarter and safer.
By Derik Andreoli · January 1, 2012
When it comes to the oil and fuel markets, it’s been quite a year. On the supply side, the biggest story was the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region uprising epitomized by the Libyan revolt that led to the death of Muammar Gadaffi and the shuttering of 1.6 million barrels of daily oil production.
<p>An automated system moves pallets through a small opening that is immediately sealed once it passes through, reducing the opportunity for expensive cooled air to escape and ambient air to enter.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · January 1, 2012
Managing a cold storage warehouse successfully is a balance between maintaining the right temperature and maintaining throughput.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2012
Lift truck owners want it and are ready to spend money on it—but they’re not sure exactly what it means. These guidelines will help take the mystery out of implementing a comprehensive fleet management program from start to finish.
By Mark Pearson · January 1, 2012
From a business standpoint, the first 10 years of the 21st Century have been anything but normal. Economic turmoil is almost constant, currency valuations shift with the wind, and bank lending vacillates between lenient and tight-fisted.
By Peter Moore · January 1, 2012
Faced with a tight domestic transport market that includes labor and fuel pressure on carriers, shippers are inclined to leverage volume and go for extensions of past rate agreements. I would like to encourage shippers to start thinking outside the box.

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