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New technologies and usage practices can help you maximize your fleet’s productivity and longevity while reducing your carbon footprint. (October 08, 2010)
In an effort to provide more value-added services to Puerto Rico-based shippers, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group announced it has acquired Islandwide Air and Ocean. (September 09, 2010)
Even though the economy is still far from recovered, the industrial real estate market appears to be taking some positive steps, according to a report issued by global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). (September 08, 2010)
The Schoolhouse hits the road with presentations on how to improve the performance of materials handling technology and enhance warehouse operations. (September 07, 2010)
Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, announced it has opened up a new 110,000 square-foot square foot factory distribution center in Manaus, Brazil. (September 03, 2010)
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank. (August 24, 2010)
Mobile robotics is powering Office Depot’s new demand-driven distribution center. (August 20, 2010)
In a just-in-time world, you may not be able to plan for everything you'll do tomorrow in your warehouse or DC. But planning in advance for those things you know you'll do can improve efficiencies.
(August 18, 2010)
Reaching new levels of productivity is a matter of picking the right metrics to improve your processes and then following through on measuring and communicating them to your employees.
(August 18, 2010)
With Servigistics and Click Commerce, supply chain collaboration is a reality (August 16, 2010)
Today’s yard management systems offer improved synchronization of the first- and last-mile activities outside the four walls—and shippers are beginning to listen to the benefits. (August 13, 2010)
ARC's Steve Banker believes that on-demand WMS is poised for growth (July 31, 2010)
Used pallets are extending the life of the pallet and saving money on shipping costs. Here’s a look at when a used pallet fits the bill. (July 27, 2010)
Modern’s 9th-annual survey of the leading SCM suppliers finds that the market for supply chain software took a hit last year, but things are beginning to look up. (July 21, 2010)
As noted in our news section last week by my colleague, Jeff Berman, the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach are back on track to handle Peak Season volumes once again. But Southern California shippers will be keeping an eye on how labor/management negotiations are going before committing to any long-term strategies at these key ocean cargo gateways (July 20, 2010)