MAY 2007
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TOP 100
Logistics IT Providers
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The Complete Logistics Resource is Updated for 2007!
The 2007 Logistics Planner provides detailed, descriptive profiles of 160 leading carriers, logistics solutions providers, technology companies and equipment manufacturers as well as the best sites in North America supporting trade. Business logistics leaders around the globe use the online Logistics Planner all year long to find solutions to their trade, transportation, logistics and supply chain challenges.

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From cost of deployment to the latest features, there are many new things to learn about today's transportation management systems (TMS). Learn eight dirty little secrets to help you separate fact from fiction when evaluating providers.
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Exclusive Research: IT Perspectives 2007
Inbound Logistics' annual Market Insight Survey polls IT providers to gauge their perspectives on logistics IT challenges, solutions, and opportunities. Their answers provide an in-depth look at the state of the logistics IT market.

Truckers Get Connected
Truckers have come a long way from the days when getting connected meant switching on the CB radio. Today, wireless technology links vehicles, drivers, and shipping data to the world.

SMB Logistics: Small is the New Big
To survive against larger rivals, small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) have embraced supply chain management as a competitive weapon. Industry service providers are taking note, offering technology and logistics solutions that make a big impact on small companies.

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WEB DIRECTORY

Web_Cite City: Completely updated and expanded!
Inbound Logistics' annual Web_Cite City directory makes searching the web for logistics solutions a snap. We offer the most comprehensive listing of leading transportation and technology web sites anywhere. Want to check out the hottest 3PL sites? Click here to get started.

INSIGHT

TMS Shopping Made Easy
If you are in the process of selecting a new Transportation Management System, don't panic. Tracy Meetre, director of solution development, Logistics Management Solutions (LMS), shows you how to identify viable TMS candidates, create a meaningful Request for Proposal, and select a vendor that will deliver the functionality and results you need.

Easing the Pain of Product Proliferation
Product proliferation - the explosion in the number of individual SKUs that has occurred over the past decade - poses a major challenge to supply chain managers and adds millions of dollars to logistics costs. Leonard Sahling, first vice president of research, ProLogis, offers some advice for easing the pain.

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I Heard IT Through the Grapevine
A new logistics system leaves The Henry Wine Group with more accurate inbound freight updates - and nothing to whine about.

SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Rumble in the IT Jungle: ERP vs. Best-of-Breed

ERP systems face off against best-of-breed contenders in the logistics technology heavyweight fight.


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Web_Cite City

The most comprehensive directory of logistics web sites on the Internet. Organized by category and fully searchable, it's the easiest way to find logistics sites.
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