Logistics

May 2022

May 2022

From revealing how to keep DC operations in harmony to listing transportation management systems of note, this edition is sure to strike a chord. Tune in for materials handling insights, a yard management system guide, and the latest on the intermodal advantages of key sites.

September 2021

September 2021

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Get your freight where it needs to go with this special edition featuring effective trucking strategies and listing the top 100 carriers that you can rely on to keep your supply chain moving. From how e-commerce retailers are flexing to meet demand to insight into selecting the best warehouse management system for your business, this edition offers insider expertise and strategies for efficient supply chains.

August 2021

August 2021

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Build a solid supply chain with this special edition packed with insights on the retail sector. From how online-only and omnichannel retailers construct efficient processes to the secrets behind pulling off white-glove, last-mile delivery services, this edition takes on the trickiest retail challenges and offers insider expertise and the strategies that deliver results.

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.

June 2021

June 2021

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From sustainable supply chain strategies to e-commerce delivery tactics, this edition highlights the inventive and innovative ways companies are optimizing operations. Listing 75 supply chain partners that will boost your eco-friendly initiatives and exploring the supply chain education reset taking place post-pandemic, this issue is evergreen with insights for streamlining your supply chain.

May 2021

May 2021

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From e-commerce fulfillment strategies that respond to surges and shortfalls to materials handling solutions that can handle the out-of-spec and oversized, this edition gets your warehouse operations in fighting form. Accelerate your supply chain processes with our handy guides to the benefits and leading providers of both yard management systems and transportation management solutions.

March 2021

March 2021

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From leading global management systems that mitigate disruption to importing and exporting insights that ensure seamless cross-border commerce, this edition gives you the world. Discover how the global logistics sector is stepping into a new logistics era and how your company can thrive in this new world.

February 2021

February 2021

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From enabling fast fulfillment to supporting product handling flexibility, warehouse robots have transformed from sci-fi fantasy to supply chain powerhouse. This edition reveals how they propel productive, resilient supply chains and also explores the latest pivots in supply chain education programs and maritime logistics.

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.

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.

December 2019

December 2019

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From the mind-bending ways technology can help delight customers to the ways food logisticians hit their targets when demand spikes, this edition shines a light on sure-fire supply chain stratagems. Also investigating recruitment techniques that can help shippers get much-needed talent, this edition digs deep.

November 2019

November 2019

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When shippers need to get critical goods to their destinations without fail and with no time to spare, carriers get creative. From revealing how carriers move high-priority loads extra fast while holding down costs to providing a handy guide of speedy and reliable airfreight forwarders, this edition helps shippers turbocharge their supply chains.

February 2019

February 2019

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What does an ideal supply chain education look like? This edition outlines the curriculum that ensures the right skillset, whether you are just starting your career or looking to hire new talent. Learn the crucial supply chain skills that will give you and your team the edge, and consult our handy Logistics and Supply Chain Education Guide to find the education offerings – from undergraduate degrees to on-the-job options –that ensure supply chain success.

June 2018

June 2018

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How can you get your supply chain to satisfy your company’s economic growth and environmental sustainability goals? This edition reveals how to balance “profits vs. plants” and lists 75 supply chain partners that walk the walk when helping shippers meet sustainability goals. You’ll also find an in-depth look at how mentoring helps nurture the next generation of supply chain talent, why “parts is parts” when tackling military logistics, and how supply chain partners are helping the booming chemicals sector meet demand.

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.

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.

February 2017

February 2017

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From covering the six essential skills for embarking on a supply chain career to offering a handy guide to supply chain education offerings, this issue earns high marks. With coverage on cargo insurance and a revealing look inside the logistics of subscription box services, this edition gives you the answers.

August 2016

August 2016

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For retailers and other shippers, time is not on their side. That’s why they turn to smart supply chain management strategies and 3PL partnerships to meet ever-accelerating consumer demands. This issue reveals how companies and their logistics partners win at the retail game of beat the clock, whip supply chain complexity to deliver meal kits, and set the stage for shows on tour. Also: Florida: Your Partner in Progress.

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.

July 2015

July 2015

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Our annual 3PL issue offers valuable resources: a directory of top 3PL providers, original market research, Readers’ Choice 3PL Excellence Awards, and insight on how 3PLs are evolving. Also in this issue: project logistics, supply chain security, veteran hiring programs, 10 trends in cold chain, and more.

2015 Global Logistics Guide

2015 Global Logistics Guide

Inbound Logistics’ 11th annual Global Logistics Guide presents a transportation and logistics world atlas to help you identify and map continents and countries that require further exploration.

December 2014

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Technology and social media are the brains behind an unprecedented level of transparency and communication that helps shippers and logistics providers understand each other’s operations, and collaborate in ways unimaginable in the past. Also in this issue: customer service case studies, countdown to Panama Canal expansion, building an effective supply chain team, and more.

June 2014

June 2014

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Streamline and clean up your supply chain by applying Lean tools and processes, and partnering with outstanding green supply chain, logistics, and transportation providers. Also in this issue: landing a job in logistics, chemical supply chain, and Latin America logistics.