November 2013

By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2013
ABF duo chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 NITL Executive of the Year Award.
By Sarah · November 1, 2013
In order to manage through the new complexities of the global economy, our consulting team suggests that shippers need to establish new processes that consistently reassess supply chain and transportation networks. Here’s how to get it done.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2013
The fastest growing enterprise application market is on track to continue its double-digit growth trend over the next 12 months. Here are eight key trends that supply chain software analysts say are shaping the TMS landscape­—­and pushing more logistics managers to finally put it to work.
<p>Modularity and ease of maintenance enable the latest conveyor systems to sustain maximum uptime.</p> By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
With intelligent circuit boards, dexterous handling, and ultra-low maintenance, new technologies illustrate how what’s underneath the product can help a company stay on top.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2013
Whether they are opening new DCs, improving inventory control, or turning to 3PLs to improve processes, survey respondents tell us that there’s no one prominent way to keep costs in check while simultaneously improving service levels.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2013
LTL executives are looking to drive relentless cost increases out of their operations—and they’re telling shippers to prepare for rate increases in the 3 percent to 5 percent range. Here’s why rates are rising and what shippers should expect in 2014.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2013
Every November we step inside the warehouse and distribution center (DC) facilities of Logistics Management readers to get a better look at how the activities and processes inside the four walls are affecting their overall logistics and supply chain operations.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2013
Many of us think in terms of three dimensions, but I believe we need to broaden our horizons.
By Mark Pearson · November 1, 2013
Innovation isn’t the only path to prosperity. However, a growing number of companies have come to think that innovation’s risks outweigh its benefits. Thus they’ve opted to retain their “safe” business models and also focus more on product line extensions than real breakthroughs.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2013
One of the nation’s best known retailers of luxury goods, Neiman Marcus’ new facility was designed for crossdocking, store replenishment and e-commerce.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2013
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system flows goods from the receiving dock to the shipping dock, with some conventional storage and picking.
<p>Survey respondents represent a range of industries and disciplines, and 91% say they like their jobs. The same 91% said they would recommend the materials handling profession to others.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
Compensation continues to climb steadily upward in the materials handling industry, which is overwhelmingly populated with satisfied veteran employees.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
The lift truck is evolving into a platform for data collection, enabling managers to optimize the equipment, the operator and the facility.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
With intelligent circuit boards, dexterous handling and ultra-low maintenance, new technologies illustrate how what’s underneath the product can help a company stay on top.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2013
Grocery distributor improves traceability and compliance with government regulations.

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