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|Missouri: The Perfect Center|
Need to be within easy reach of just about everything? Missouri is the place to be. The state's transportation infrastructure provides a wealth of options for connecting efficiently with the rest of the country and the world.
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Celebrating 90 Years of Ship By TruckIt has been 90 years since America's first surge of long-haul trucking, and, despite challenges throughout the decades and the current downturn, trucking still matters. To celebrate this anniversary, this article explores the innovation and invention, leadership and vision that sparked and shaped mainstream commercial use of long-haul trucking in the United States and the Interstate System that grew to support emerging infrastructure need.
|Top 100 Motor Carriers|
Spotting best-of-breed trucking partners that can meet your unique challenges and take your business down new roads of innovation and efficiency requires a great deal of due diligence. Want a shortcut? Our directory helps put your cargo in the right hands and your company in the driver's seat.
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|WMS Buyer's Guide 2009|
To provide some guidance in selecting the perfect warehouse management system, Inbound Logistics canvassed leading vendors to aggregate a directory of WMS solutions and capabilities.
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|INSIDE INFO: 10+2 Solutions|
For many shippers, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Importer Security Filing mandate, commonly referred to as 10+2, adds up to nothing less than a whole lot of confusion. This resource of 10+2 experts is a good place to find a partner that can facilitate compliance.
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SC Perspectives The Costly Art of TrackingThe success of a supply chain can be measured by how its activities are monitored and tracked. Contributing Editor Robert Malone wonders: Is all this data worth the cost?
Green Landscape Ensuring Your Carrier Promotes Supply Chain Value Through SustainabilityEmphasizing sustainability promotes value along every channel of the supply chain. Shippers should engage carriers that demonstrate their sustainability strengths with proactive, purposeful endeavors, writes John Westerholm, vice president, assets, Ruan Transport Corporation.
3PL Line Defining the Ideal Pacific Rim WarehouseWarehouses may serve the same function regardless of where they are located, but the criteria for choosing and operating these facilities is anything but consistent from
one continent to the next. Dan Montgomery, vice president, business development, APL Logistics, shares his perspective on defining the ideal Pacific Rim warehouse.
Reader Profile Leading from the CenterPackaging solutions manufacturer MeadWestvaco, the country's 10th-largest container exporter, sources $450 million in transportation globally. Chris Osen, vice president of supply management, oversees most of those decisions.
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