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The good people at Motorola recently reminded us of a milestone worth noting - the 35th anniversary of commercial use of the UPC bar code. At precisely 8:06 a.m. on June 26, 1974, the first bar code was scanned at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The item? A pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum. Since then, the bar code has totally revolutionized...[click for more] Comments (1)
Congress has seldom managed to pass a transportation funding measure without severe birth pangs, and this time around promises to be no exception. The draft of the latest authorization bill, released by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is a sweeping measure that calls for big changes in policy and funding. It sets up a battle with the...[click for more] Comments (0)
I guess no one needed any additional proof that 2008 was a dismal year, but I still found the statistic-filled 2008 State of Logistics report interesting. Sponsored by CSCMP and compiled by Roslyn Wilson, this annual report, released June 17 and available to members at www.cscmp.org, is chock full of numbers documenting recession-driven declines in freight...[click for more] Comments (0)