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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators
A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment.... »

A Mobile Floating Truck Stop on the St. Lawrence Seaway
Ro-ro ships carry trucks and other road vehicles across the Baltic Sea and also across Cook Strait, providing onboard overnight accommodations as well as food services. There... »

Freight Startup Flexport Raises $110M, Turns Down $1Bn Valuation
Flexport, the shipping logistics company that launched in San Francisco just four years ago, is set to close a $110m Series C funding round. The investment values the company... »

Videos
The Changing World of Logistics Outsourcing The Changing World of Logistics Outsourcing
The world of logistics outsourcing has changed dramatically over the last five years. John Burke, chief executive officer of Armada, traces its evolution, and discusses the... »

The Role of Supply Chain in Driving Growth and Innovation The Role of Supply Chain in Driving Growth and Innovation
How supply-chain organizations help to drive innovation and top-line growth in the organization? Mike McLaughlin, executive vice president of Clif Bar & Co., has some... »

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers
With the advent of the omnichannel, and the increasing complexity of global supply chains, logistics service providers are finding it essential to radically redefine their... »

Editors' Blog
Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'
If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.... »

Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing
Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.... »

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset
It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.... »

News
Shortage of Drivers May Weigh on Earnings of Trucking Companies
Trucking companies are convincing shippers to pay more to move freight, but difficulty finding drivers could weigh on earnings.... »

Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn
The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies... »

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS
Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses,... »

  White Papers
Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers
This white paper explores three areas within a retail order fulfillment operation where automated storage and retrieval systems can make a key impact on an organizationís... »

Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation
We take it for granted that we can regularly fill our freezers with frozen food. Vegetables, pizza, ice cream ó a perfect cold chain ensures high-quality food. The cold chain... »

Four Barriers to Outsourcing: A Challenge for Third Party Logistics Providers
The success of third party logistics providers (3PLs) rises and falls with the ever-shifting strategies of the manufacturers, suppliers and retailers that make up their... »

Podcasts
Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers
For transportation providers in the e-commerce era, the choice is clear: disrupt, or be disrupted.... »

'Be Prepared to Stop': A Documentary About the Trucking Industry in Crisis 'Be Prepared to Stop': A Documentary About the Trucking Industry in Crisis
How long can our society get by without trucks? How about five days?... »

Can a Startup Succeed in Logistics Today? Can a Startup Succeed in Logistics Today?
How can a new company break into the venerable freight-forwarding business? Technology holds the key.... »

Supplier Case Studies
GENCO Helps Publishing Company Create a New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry
Challenge: A large publishing company in a rapidly changing industry was forced to make serious changes in order to survive. As requirements for physical inventories... »

Diversified Services Provider Saves $15,000 Monthly with MacroPoint
Challenge: Our client, a family of distinct but related businesses involved in a variety of services such as recycling, material handling, and equipment sales, found that 95... »

Robust Engineering and Planning Prove Vital to Redesigned Car Launch
Challenge: A U.S. automotive OEM customer's redesign of one of its car models required Comprehensive Logistics to re-engineer our 640,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing-support... »

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