Logistics and Supply Chain News

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Udaya Shankar

How the Internet of Things Impacts Supply Chains

The Internet of Things can affect supply chain operations by increasing in-transit visibility.

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Dr. Matthew Waller

Innovation in Business Processes from Northwest Arkansas

Business process innovations have made great leaps thanks to two Northwest Arkansas companies: JB Hunt and Walmart.

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Bob McKee

Optimizing the Fashion Supply Chain

Fashion businesses must react instantly to fashion shifts and focus on getting goods to consumers quickly.

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Dan Grimm

Taking a Smarter Approach to WMS RFPs

Create your WMS RFP with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of potential suppliers.

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Jim Gaskell

How to Create a Forklift Safety Culture

New forklift-based technologies can positively impact safety goals in your facility.

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Air Freight Market Analysis, July 2014

Air freight volumes were up by a strong 5.8 percent in July compared to a year ago.

Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Suits Dismissed by Judge

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Glencore Plc and other firms won dismissal of lawsuits accusing them of restricting aluminum supplies in a conspiracy to drive up prices.

U.S. Rail Delays Pass Coal-Transport Business to Truckers

Truckers are making more frequent trips to U.S. coal-burning power plants because of a U.S.-wide rail bottleneck situation which has forced some of the plants to turn to trucks and barges for coal transportation.

June U.S.-NAFTA Trade Up 10.2% Over 2013; Trucking Contributes Most 

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103.0 billion in June 2014 as all five major transportation modes — air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks — carried more freight by value in June 2014 than in June 2013.

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