July 2013

By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Our panel of market insiders put the new business dynamics of ocean shipping into perspective and help shippers better understand how to manage their cargo on now roiling seas.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2013
Shippers continue to grapple with the age-old dilemma of having to choose between ERP-developed supply chain software and those targeted solutions produced by best-of-breed providers. Here are a few tips that could make the choice a little easier.
By Sarah · July 1, 2013
The extraordinary variations among emerging market countries suggest the need for multiple supply chains, each tailored to the needs of specific regions and supported by locally developed capabilities and talent. Our consulting team offers some suggestions for dealing with the real, rather than the ideal.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
With the economy warming, fleet owners are navigating a new array of customized financing options as their fleets return to normal utilization.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2013
Rich get richer, others looking for options
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Freight volumes stagnant
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Continued pressure to function globally
<p>Dredging of the navigational channels has been completed. This included both canal entrances, on the Pacific and Atlantic sides, as well as Gaillard Cut. The remaining dredging work to be done in Gatun Lake is expected to be complete this year.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2013
Once completed in late 2014 or early 2015, the expansion project will accommodate vessels more than twice the size of current Panamax ships. However, the projected overall impact on shippers, carriers, ports, and service providers appears to be up in the air.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
With AS/RS, voice-directed picking and high-speed sortation, Wirtz Beverage Illinois takes the lead in wine and spirits distribution.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2013
The market for supply chain management software continued to grow in 2012, with strong growth predicted for the future, too.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
Retail distributors are looking to the storage, fulfillment and delivery strategies of beverage distributors to learn how to more closely connect the DC with the storefront.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
Following the installation of an automatic palletizer, the company cut labor costs and increased total volume.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
After replacing a conveyor chain and wear track with a system that did not require soap-and-water lubrication, Vincor Canada's Quebec bottling operation significantly improved productivity, sanitation, maintenance costs and reliability.
By Josh Bond · July 1, 2013
Automatic guided vehicles provide precise and traceable product movement in Raytheon’s missile assembly facility.

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