Logistics I.T.

Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains receive a healthy dose of innovation and automation solutions—boosting visibility, traceability, and productivity.

April 2022

April 2022

Providing an annual report that reveals logistics IT market trends and a handy list featuring 100 of the most notable logistics IT providers, this edition sustains and nourishes efficient supply chains. Dig into the technologies and strategies that supply chain professionals serve up to streamline operations.

Global Trade Management Systems Guide 2022

Global Trade Management Systems Guide 2022

In today’s complex and unsettled business environment, global trade management (GTM) systems are more important than ever. These GTM providers can help take some of the stress out of managing a global supply chain.

February 2022

February 2022

Get armed with supply chain strategies and automation approaches for a changing business climate with this edition. From exploring scalable automation systems that are within reach for any company to revealing how to safeguard your digital assets, this edition will help propel your organization to more efficient and effective supply chain practices.

October 2021

October 2021

Featuring tips for selecting the right transportation mode for your shipment and a roundup of the latest port projects that will streamline operations, this edition delivers insight for improving supply chains today and in the future. From how 3PLs are meeting shippers’ IT needs to insiders revealing the shortages that will test supply chains, this edition offers strategies and actionable advice for efficient operations.

WMS Guide 2021

WMS Guide 2021

Warehouse management systems are coveted now more than ever as consumer behaviors continue to shift. This short list of leading solutions can help your business stay agile to meet surging fulfillment demands.

July 2021

July 2021

Trust our annual 3PL edition to bring you the latest market research on partnerships between shippers and their third-party logistics providers. Listing the Top 100 3PLs that won’t let you fall and featuring partnerships that have prevailed through a difficult year, this edition is packed with surefire strategies and disruption-busting advice. Also featured: the much-awaited reveal of the reader-voted Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards.

TMS: Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies

TMS: Unlocking Transportation Efficiencies

READ THIS EDITION NOWTransportation management systems (TMS) are key to managing disruptions, capacity shifts, fluctuating fuel costs, and evolving customer expectations. This guide to leading solutions providers can put you on the road to improved performance.

Why a YMS? Insight & YMS Guide

Why a YMS? Insight & YMS Guide

READ THIS EDITION NOWA yard management system (YMS) can streamline your operations by managing shipments from the yard gate to the dock. Find out how to transform your yard into a source of efficiency, and use this short list of leading providers to start your search for the right solution.

April 2021

April 2021

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Covering shipment data-integrating technologies that provide visibility as well as transportation strategies that ensure reliability even during uncertainty, this edition puts you on the fast track to supply chain efficiency. Accelerate your operations with our exclusive market research into the logistics technology sector and our handy list of 100 leading vendors that provide innovative solutions.

Logistics IT Perspectives:  Market Research

Logistics IT Perspectives: Market Research

To help logistics professionals plan for the future, Inbound Logistics conducts an annual survey of logistics technology providers. Assembling data on current logistics IT trends, we paint a picture of the capabilities available today and the technology investments shippers are making to gain a competitive edge.

January 2021

January 2021

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From 137 tips to charge your supply chain to last-mile moves that uncork bottlenecks, this edition packs insights, predictions, and to-do’s to hone your approach and boost supply chain efficiency. And the logistics leaders profiled in this special Planner Profile edition will help you jumpstart your supply chain on the road to transformation.

December 2020

December 2020

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Turn up the volume on supply chain and customer experience strategies with this inside look at how shippers and their logistics providers rock their customers’ world, even amidst disruption. Also exploring food packaging standouts and career-making maneuvers, this edition packs insight for your CX efforts and supply chain strategizing.

May 2020

May 2020

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From intelligent digital solutions for your DC to next-generation warehouse labor configurations, this edition inventories the automation moves and processes that streamline and strengthen supply chains in the face of disruption. Including a section on how to adapt and pivot amidst the COVID-19 upheaval, a buyer’s guide to leading transportation management systems, and a look at how pallets support sustainability strategies, this edition boosts supply chain know-how and resilience.

April 2020

April 2020

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From building supply chain efficiency through blockchain and rebuilding processes amidst the coronavirus pandemic, this edition takes on impactful technologies and strategies. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market keeps you on top of tech trends, while the 2020 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers points you to the services and solutions to tackle your technology pain points.

Top 100 Logistics IT Providers 2020

Top 100 Logistics IT Providers 2020

Inbound Logistics editors choose the 100 logistics and supply chain technology providers offering solutions designed to meet business managers’ supply chain challenges.

February 2020

February 2020

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Class is in session! Learn how the country’s top supply chain education programs prepare the next generation of professionals and how notable women in supply chain lead and overcome obstacles. And speaking of unique insight, this issue also delves into the ways shippers form strategic partnerships with their suppliers and glean valuable supply chain takeaways.

October 2019

October 2019

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This edition fast-tracks your supply chain with expert tips for cutting domestic intermodal transportation costs and an insightful look at how to recover product value through savvy reverse logistics operations. Also diving into maritime logistics trends that help streamline operations, and mapping out site selection star regions, this edition helps lighten your load.

April 2019

April 2019

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This edition helps you see your way to supply chain visibility–a must-have for matching supply to demand. And for e-tailers charting their next e-venture, this edition details the steps to get them closer to their e-commerce endgame. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market gives you clarity on technology trends, while the 2019 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers list points you to the services and solutions to address your technology needs.

April 2018

April 2018

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This edition does the heavy lifting for you, from exploring how robotic systems team with humans to help DCs cut costs and boost efficiency to illuminating the challenges purchasing managers face so you can better collaborate. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market keeps you on top of tech trends, while the 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers points you to the services and solutions to address your technology pain points.

January 2018

January 2018

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Many companies think they are already doing business in zeroes and ones, but a quick reality check reveals some gaps. This edition gets real about the game-changing benefits of a digital supply chain–improved integration, better visibility, one single view of accurate information–and gets you going on key steps to gaining a holistic view and putting a real-time demand-driven supply chain in place. From digital transformation takeaways to e-commerce strategies and supply chain finance insights, this edition will transform the way you think about your supply chain.

August 2017

August 2017

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From small businesses to national giants, retailers fashion e-commerce strategies to attract and delight consumers in an ever-more competitive market. This issue explores the equalizing effect of e-commerce and reveals how shippers and retailers overcome associated logistics, transportation, and fulfillment challenges. Also: Florida: Logistics & Distribution–The Future is Here.

May 2017

May 2017

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Boosting warehouse and distribution center efficiency starts with measuring what matters. This issue helps you pinpoint the most revelatory metrics and provides actionable information to help you obtain them. Optimizing your warehouse and DC operations also requires technology, and this edition provides a handy how-to guide for implementing and choosing the right TMS and YMS for your company.

April 2017

April 2017

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Innovative technology continues to transform your logistics and supply chain operations. This issue helps you connect the dots by revealing how forces such as the Internet of Things are streamlining supply chains. IL’s original research on the logistics IT market keeps you abreast of trends, while the 2017 list of Top 100 Logistics IT Providers points you to the services and solutions to solve all your technology pain points.

April 2016

April 2016

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Logistics technology is bridging shippers’ transition from manual methods to data-driven, automated operations. This issue celebrates the leading logistics IT providers and explores the gamut-spanning services and technology expertise 3PLs bring to the table. Also: How supply chain modeling is helping companies predict the outcome of business decisions, and the ABCs of supply chain compliance.

January 2016

January 2016

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While most of us are sleeping, shipments are moving 24/7 to keep supply in sync with demand. This issue highlights transportation and logistics companies that ensure your shipments don’t miss a beat. Also in this issue: IoT in the supply chain, small box strategies, warehouse automation innovations, and the science behind site selection.

May 2015

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The warehouse remains the core of the supply chain but forces beyond the four walls–cloud computing, e-commerce, big data—are reshaping today’s facilities. This issue shows you how to leverage new technology to make your facilities smarter and your workforce more efficient. Also in this issue: building a smarter warehouse, TMS Buyer’s Guide, great rail intermodal sites, an expanding palette of pallet choices, and more.

April 2015

April 2015

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Technology is a key component of any successful supply chain. Some companies manage IT in house while others leverage solutions offered by 3PL providers. This issue shows you how to tap into technology to drive your operations forward. Also in this issue: the top 100 logistics IT providers, chain of custody in the pharma supply chain, collaborative distribution, and more.

January 2015

January 2015

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As more baby boomers reach retirement age, supply chain executives are looking with trepidation at a looming talent gap, creating great demand for skilled supply chain professionals. Find out how the talent gap affects U.S. manufacturing, and meet some of the industry’s brightest new talent in 30 Under 30: Rising Supply Chain Stars. Also in this issue: celebrating truck drivers, developing a resilient supply chain, forecasting rail trends, leveraging the benefits of big data, tapping into new opportunities for global ports, and more.

Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders

Supply chain leaders offer their perspectives on the logistics challenges and opportunities impacting your business.

Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders

A team of supply chain leaders offers insights on the logistics challenges and opportunities affecting businesses today.

April 2014

April 2014

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Learn how to leverage big data, explore our annual logistics IT research survey to uncover the latest trends powering the supply chain, and meet the Top 100 logistics technology leaders. Also in this issue: shipment monitoring technology, refrigerated warehousing, and high-value cargo logistics.

I.T. Thought Leaders

I.T. Thought Leaders

Supply chain technology leaders address transportation management tools, cloud computing, labor management, and other key issues.