Articles | May 2012

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Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

A New Recipe for Effective Warehouse Management

Developing a customized warehouse management system (WMS) was a collaborative process for packaged food products direct-sales company Tastefully Simple and technology provider Softeon.

Michael Gilbert

Reader Profile

Michael Gilbert: A Fresh Start

As director of logistics and facilities at Indianapolis Fruit Company, Michael Gilbert enhanced the company’s refrigerated truck fleet with computers that provide navigation, tracking, and driver performance reporting.

Commentary

Greg Scott

3PL LineGreg Scott

LCL Plays Growing Role in Global Ocean Transportation

Demand for less-than-containerload (LCL) services is rising among global importer and exporters whose business models rely on cost, inventory control, and supply chain visibility. Greg Scott of CEVA Logistics discusses how the oil and gas, retail, and automotive industries are using LCL services to their advantage.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Warehousing 'Outside the Box'

Warehouses are one component within a much larger distribution ecosystem, writes Editor Felecia Stratton.

Nigel Hughes

IT MattersNigel Hughes

Benchmarking Keeps Logistics IT Outsourcing On Track

By highlighting the differences between an organization’s performance and a comparative reference standard, benchmarks can identify improvement opportunities and identify activities required to achieve superior performance.

Charles Myers

ViewpointCharles Myers

Load Boards Evolve Into Social Networking Tools

Trucking load boards have evolved from bulletin boards in truck stops to sophisticated social networking-style tools on handheld computers. Charles Myers of uShip.com outlines the benefits of the evolved load board.

How-To

Ten Tips

Becoming a Transportation Industry Advocate

Companies can help guide legislators about laws and regulations that will impact their industry. Brian Everett of the National Shipper’s Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) recommends ways to communicate your business’s concerns to legislators.

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