OCTOBER 2006
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EDITORIAL OPPORTUNITY

Share Your Best-Learned Logistics Lessons with IL readers.
We are asking logistics leaders such as yourselves to share with our readers your "biggest logistics mistake" and what you learned from it. Maybe you spearheaded a logistics technology system that crashed and burned, missed a crucial shipping deadline during the holiday rush, or didn't recognize the importance of matching supply to demand? Whatever your foible, the valuable lesson you learned will be great fodder for our readers. Keep it short and simple, and get it to us via email

FEATURED ARTICLES

Buying Trucking Services: Managing the New "Normal"
While guaranteed capacity to haul freight was once a sure thing, times have changed. How are shippers and carriers dealing with today's tight transportation environment? It's all about collaboration -- to mitigate capacity constraints, the driver shortage, and tough new federal regulations.

Private Fleets: Your Own Private Ride
Targeting service, capacity and cost issues, companies turn to private fleets.
 
Industry Viewpoint: The Pat Riley Effect
Among fashion retailers, effective transportation and delivery are always in style.
 
Relieving Global Trade Aches and Pains
As the company that introduced aspirin to the world, Bayer knows a lot about pain relief. It is no wonder the multinational firm found a way to ease many of the headaches associated with global trade.

SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Say Goodbye to "Dumb" Devices

With wireless connectivity, RFID, and middleware capabilities, today's data capture devices have shed their "dumb tool" label.


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