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Dec 09, 2014

Logistics is Downright Degrading for Shippers

Sustained capacity tightness, coupled with announced pay increases for truck drivers, will result in the cost to ship goods remaining high....More
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Nov 06, 2014

Not Much of a Horizon on the Horizon

Prognosis for shipping season: Capacity is still tight for trucking, and service issues are still occurring for rail....More
Nov 04, 2014

Be The Beatles for Someone

John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired generations of people with their excellence. Of such inspiration careers are made....More
Oct 29, 2014

Cultivating Logistics Talent in the Underground

Rogers Sporting Goods is growing its e-commerce business serving outdoor enthusiasts from cavernous spaces under Kansas City....More
Oct 23, 2014

Weather and Politics Mix in an Air Freight Situation Room

The UPS Worldport air freight hub thrives on Big Data. The bigger the better. Bring on the fire-hose....More
Oct 17, 2014

Big Data Plagued by Big Fears

The price of information technology is falling but many fear they can’t afford its cost....More
Oct 14, 2014

KISS Logistics (Keep Inventory Simple Stupid)

Omni-channel complexity makes it hard to find simple answers. Maybe the answer lies in asking simple questions....More
Oct 08, 2014

The Worst Has Either Already Happened or is Yet to Come

One thing you can say for the excessively tight capacity situation facing shippers: It's certainly proven to be resilient....More
Oct 08, 2014

Logistics Pros Connect to Generate Competitive Power

Leaders in the materials handling industry gathered at a luxurious San Diego resort this week to make themselves more comfortable about their future....More
Oct 01, 2014

China Gives Workers a Piece of Its Mind

Robotics and 3-D printing are making great strides in China—but could it be at the expense of workers’ rights?....More
Sep 24, 2014

Watch for Sensor-Assisted Boomers

There are millions to be made by turning supply chains into life support systems for kids of the Greatest Generation....More
Sep 19, 2014

The East is Out-Innovating the West in Supply Chain

Supply chain technology is advancing so rapidly, with so many game-changing innovations, that the Eastern hemisphere now holds an advantage over the....More
Sep 17, 2014

Do Morons Make the Manager?

A 60s-era business prophecy could be the key to logistics career success....More
Sep 10, 2014

Forklifts and Cranes Have Power to Make or Take Livelihoods

Training is the bridge between material handling problems and solutions. Accidents happen when that bridge is out....More
Sep 05, 2014

Less-than-Ideal Remains the Status Quo for Shippers

Spot rates started inching up at the end of summer, indicating potential capacity issues as the industry shifts into the fall freight shipping season....More
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During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media’s best-known brands, including the company’s flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics...

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