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Metro Atlanta-based dedicated short-haul truckload carrier James Brown Contracting Inc. (Brown Trucking) recently announced it has acquired West Brothers’ Companies, a Durham, N.C.-based provider of transportation, logistics, and leasing of commercial fleet services in the southeast.

A new report from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates Inc. states that United States-based commercial warehousing revenue will hit $50 billion in 2010. The report notes that combined contract and public warehousing revenues are expected to top 2008 levels by 2 percent after a 2009 decline. And it added that the contract and public warehousing market now represents 45 percent of the entire U.S. warehousing market.

Toyota genuine parts rank highest in independent survey of industry decision-makers.

The award encourages the development of, and recognizes excellence in, materials handling research.

We asked a panel with more than 75 years combined experience in logistics and distribution to identify three warehouse/DC best practices that improve the distribution network, reduce the work, and leverage the most important asset in any organization—its people.

New technologies and usage practices can help you maximize your fleet’s productivity and longevity while reducing your carbon footprint.

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.

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).

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The Schoolhouse hits the road with presentations on how to improve the performance of materials handling technology and enhance warehouse operations.

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.

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.

Mobile robotics is powering Office Depot’s new demand-driven distribution center.

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.

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.

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