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Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.[more]


When Will the Drones Start Flying?

When Will the Drones Start Flying?

Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?[more]


‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.[more]


Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Philosophies that underlie the management of global container-shipping lines seem to come and go with the tides.[more]


Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

The coming year looks like smooth sailing for container-shipping lines — if they can meet shippers’ increasing demands for service.[more]


How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

How Blockchain Could Create the ‘Autonomous Container’

The Internet of Things would seem ideally suited to the task of monitoring and tracking containers around the world.[more]


The Future of Freight: 'Uberization' and Self-Driving Trucks

The Future of Freight: ‘Uberization’ and Self-Driving Trucks

For all the dramatic advances in technology, the fundamentals of commercial transportation have remained constant for centuries: the shipper books a load, and the driver delivers it. But the next few years could see a radical transformation in the way that event takes place.[more]


Laboratory Products Get a 'Green' Label. How About Consumer Goods?

Laboratory Products Get a “Green” Label. How About Consumer Goods?

It’s been 23 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began requiring "nutrition facts" labels on most food products. Is it time to do the same for disclosing the environmental impact of laboratory products?[more]


Laggards Scramble to Comply With Looming ELD Mandate

Laggards Scramble to Comply With Looming ELD Mandate

The start of the phased-in compliance period for installation of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on commercial trucks is just over a month away. But many drivers appear to be lagging in adopting the technology.[more]


Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery - But Still Aren't Willing to Pay for It

Online Shoppers Want Fast Delivery — But Still Arent Willing to Pay for It

More and more online shoppers want their stuff fast. But the economics of making that happen haven't changed.[more]


How Iceland Became the Proving Ground for Urban Delivery Drones

How Iceland Became the Proving Ground for Urban Delivery Drones

Some believe that drones will never become a practical option for the delivery of packages in urban environments. But it's already happening.[more]


Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'

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.[more]


Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing

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.[more]


How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?[more]


Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted?[more]


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