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By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2017
While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.
By John D. Schulz · August 30, 2017
In an award-winning collaboration effort with a 3PL and TL partner, this global performance nutrition company has drastically reduced costs—all while improving service through and innovative “embedded” arrangement.
By Sandeep Gupta · August 30, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.
By Roberto Michel · August 30, 2017
Distributed order management suppliers and users tout its ability to strengthen the customer experience through better ties to store-level systems to improve buy-online/pickup-in-store efforts and to empower store associates.
By Roberto Michel · August 30, 2017
While automated equipment at today’s warehouses can be at the heart of their success, any single piece of automation needs to be balanced with upstream and downstream processes, raising the importance of software to sync the flow of work and ensure the heart of the system keeps ticking.
By Bridget McCrea · August 29, 2017
As global supply chains become more complex and customers more demanding, the race is on to develop software applications that can effectively manage and make sense of the zettabytes of data being generated by our digital world.
By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · August 25, 2017
Overlook the condition of your docks, and you will pay a price. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be as straightforward as inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and document—and you can save as much as 18% in maintenance costs.
By Gary Forger, Contributing Editor · August 24, 2017
Consumables, a critical but not glamorous player in the MRO world, are a curious mix of advanced e-commerce and old-school people skills on the facility floor. The two are meshing in an extraordinary way and making operations more efficient and cost effective.
By Bridget McCrea · August 24, 2017
Embracing the data-driven culture in today’s DCs and warehouses could pay off for your facility—large or small.
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By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2017
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
By Josh Bond · August 7, 2017
For all the advances in lift truck technology and fleet management, operators will always be the heart and soul of a fleet. As manufacturers and equipment purchasers place more value on that piece, the role of the operator extends from design to daily use.
By Gary Forger · August 7, 2017
According to our readers, there’s some strong buying expected in lift trucks this year. In fact, 42% of the lift trucks being purchased are for expanding fleets while 58% are replacement trucks.
By LM Staff · August 7, 2017
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service excellence finish line ahead of their competitors? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
By Roberto Michel · August 4, 2017
Distributed order management suppliers and users tout its ability to strengthen the customer experience through better ties to store-level systems to improve buy-online/pickup-in-store efforts and to empower store associates.
By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2017
BMW’s collaboration with South Carolina Ports and Norfolk Southern creates a unique intermodal solution that eliminates truck moves, improves its sustainability efforts and subsequently spurs manufacturing efficiently in a growing region.

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