Logistics and Supply Chain News

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Randy Marble

Three Ways a WCS Can Improve Your Operation

A modular warehouse control system can help smaller operations keep up with larger competitors.

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Jeff Vielhaber

Intermodal Transportation’s Solution to Our Evolving Supply Chain Demands

Intermodal transport provides cost savings, increased reliability, greater capacity, and green and safety advantages.

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Tim Taylor

The Spot Market – And How Not to Use It

Using the spot market correctly can reduce backlogs of shipping and keep costs under control.

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Scott Swartz

Challenges for Today’s Global Supply Chain: Cost, Profitability and Personalization

An optimized supply chain allows companies to reduce costs, lower risk, increase transparency, and support new products.

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Svetlana Guineva

How to Determine Whether Your Freight Broker Is Legitimate

Don’t risk entrusting your shipments to a fraudulent freight broker. Check broker credentials to protect your goods.

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Smaller Retailers Take Page From Amazon, Offer Free Shipping, Price Matching

Amazon's massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win business.

U.S. Postal Service Announces Holiday Shipping Dates

The US Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15.5 billion cards, letters, and packages in time for Christmas.

U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance Proves Elusive Despite Cheap Gas

According to many commentators, cheap natural gas is producing a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and putting European competitors at a disadvantage.

Morgan Stanley: Freight Cycle Favors Shippers Over Truckers

A recent report from Morgan Stanley focuses on the current freight transportation cycle and how trucking capacity constraints will continue to tighten.

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