Supply Chain Management

Freight Bill Audit & Payment: Savings in the Bag

Freight Bill Audit & Payment: Savings in the Bag

To save money and streamline supply chain processes, freight bill audit and payment providers help enterprises gain insights from their freight data and bring bottom-line benefits.

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.

March 2022

March 2022

From strategies to reboot global supply chains to importing and exporting success case studies, this edition takes on an unsettled world and provides steadying insights. Discover leading global trade management systems, reverse logistics approaches, and how your company can not only survive but thrive in this new global landscape.

January 2022

January 2022

Tune into this jam-packed edition covering supply chain lessons learned, predictions, and impactful to-do’s to fast-track your demand responses and transportation strategies. Under pressure? This special Planner Profile edition will help those takin’ care of business with profiles on the logistics leaders that can provide supply chain services, anyway you want it.

November 2021

November 2021

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This edition is quick to reveal the expedited transportation strategies that let shippers keep freight on the move even when it seems the whole world is conspiring to slow it down. Helping you save time in a bottleneck, the edition dives into the latest developments in the airfreight sector and rounds up a guide to the expedited solutions providers that can help you deliver…STAT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 2020

November 2020

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From deploying technology to precisely positioning inventory, this edition is quick to reveal the supply chain strategies that let shippers accomplish feats of e-commerce fulfillment in record time. This edition will get you moving, checking in on the latest developments in the airfreight sector and rounding up a guide to the expedited solutions providers that can help you deliver ASAP.

October 2020

October 2020

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This edition gives your supply chain a lift with expert tips for getting the most out of intermodal in a challenging market and a primer on yard management solutions. Also delving into maritime logistics automation advancements that streamline operations, and spotlighting site selection partners that help pinpoint the most optimal locations, this edition fast-tracks supply chain efficiency.

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.

March 2020

March 2020

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Stack the odds in your favor with this special edition flush with global trade insight and software solutions. To guarantee you don’t fold in the face of massive disruption, our annual Global Logistics Guide shines a light on the sourcing and trade locations around the world that can help you build a flexible, agile, and resilient supply chain. Ante up with this special issue on global trade management solutions and strategies.

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.

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.

June 2019

June 2019

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Is it possible to manage a supply chain that both enhances your company’s economic growth and meets its sustainability goals? This edition highlights several companies that have mastered balancing profitability and sustainability, as well as 75 supply chain partners that walk the walk when helping shippers meet sustainability goals. You’ll also find an in-depth look at how to turn logistics challenges into opportunities, some innovative approaches to reusable packaging, and how managing the complexities of the baby products supply chain is no child’s play.

May 2019

May 2019

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From new safety strategies to materials handling innovations, this edition takes stock of warehousing and distribution centers and highlights the best practices that will improve your supply chain. Including a refresher for choosing the right TMS, a guide to leading transportation and yard management systems, and a look at how the right pallets can power the supply chain, this edition lights the way to optimizing warehouse and DC operations.

November 2017

November 2017

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From revealing same-day delivery strategies that match Amazon’s to exploring how the airfreight market has been flying high despite headwinds, this issue packs top-flight takeaways. With a handy guide to airfreight forwarding partners, a rundown of warehouse productivity tips, and an interview with a submarine leader turned retail supply chain head, this edition will help speed your supply chain. Also: New Pallet Program for Food Manufacturer Better by Half

September 2017

September 2017

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This special trucking issue delivers the goods, from revealing the results of our exclusive trucking market research survey and transportation sourcing strategies that will rev your supply chain to spotlighting top 100 truckers that can meet your shipping needs – from first mile to last mile and everything in between. When it comes to in-depth industry analysis and trends, actionable cost-cutting and productivity-boosting tips, and decision support, the truck stops here. Also: Top 6 Factors for Selecting and Implementing a WMS.

July 2017

July 2017

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For companies that are plotting a different course or looking for ways to build supply chain operations that enable growth, partnering with a 3PL is just the ticket. This issue highlights providers that offer exemplary support and explores supply chain strategies and trends, from plug-and-play solutions to direct-to-consumer tactics, that will play pivotal roles in years to come. Also: Spilling the Beans on the Coffee Supply Chain.

June 2017

June 2017

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Nurturing a green, sustainable supply chain benefits the environment and your bottom line. This issue provides 19 tried-and-true tactics—from engaging senior management to analyzing your transportation network and warehouse design—to get you greener. It also recognizes 75 top green supply chain partners that walk the walk when it comes to supply chain sustainability. From making the business case for a lean and green supply chain to tackling the challenges of chemical logistics and global supply chains, this edition sets you on a path to growth.

January 2017

January 2017

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Managing your supply chain can sometimes feel like you’re on a rollercoaster, with everything from global trade to transportation to manufacturing twisting and turning on a wild ride. While it can’t control those fluctuations, demand-driven logistics can deliver the agility and flexibility you need to anticipate and withstand any future supply chain ups and/or downs. The “I need that” information in this issue will help you relax your grip on the safety bar and enjoy the ride.

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.

July 2016

July 2016

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Forming and sustaining a great 3PL partnership is a lot like getting a tattoo. Making a deal can be a big commitment, and mistakes can be costly. This issue reveals how shippers can build indelible relationships with their providers and explores some complex supply chains, from the ice cream cold chain to healthcare logistics. Also: 6 Technologies Guaranteed to Disrupt Your Supply Chain.

May 2016

May 2016

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To meet new shipper and consumer demands, modern warehouse design plans are larger, smarter, and more flexible. This issue draws a blueprint for warehousing best practices that support supply chain optimization, and specs out transportation management systems to reveal the newest technologies and capabilities. Also: Intermodal rail moves supply chain efficiency in the right direction.

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.

March 2016

March 2016

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Global trade impacts the supply chain and how you match demand to supply. This issue reveals tips for selecting a global trade management system and presents a transportation and logistics world atlas to help you pinpoint global trade hot spots. Also: The rise of intermodal and how e-commerce and logistics technology is helping SMBs level the playing field.

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.

June 2015

June 2015

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From reducing carbon footprints to minimizing transportation routes, greening the supply chain is an essential part of many companies’ strategic plans. This issue shows you how to get lean and green and reduce waste, cut costs, and improve profit margins with sustainable business practices. Also in this issue: 75 green supply chain partners, the top universities for supply chain technology education, chemical logistics, 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.

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.

August 2014

August 2014

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The growth of online shopping is changing the retail landscape, forcing store owners to rethink the way they do business in order to negotiate the new terrain. Here’s how they are adapting supply chain operations to meet shifting demand. Also in this issue: hospital supply chains, Incoterms 2010, site selection, and more.

Utilities and Site Selection: Power Players

Utilities and Site Selection: Power Players

Choosing the best location for your business requires plugging into the right electrical and natural gas resources. Here are some of the top spots that will get you energized for success.

Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders

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

3PL Perspectives

Our survey of the 3PL market explores how both logistics service providers and shippers are adapting to change, and pushing the outsourcing needle in new directions.

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.

May 2014

May 2014

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An optimized network and perfectly tuned warehouse automation put you on the road to superior supply chain operations. Also in this issue: rail/intermodal accessibility, strategic pallet systems, and our annual TMS buyer’s guide.

H.O.W. 2013

H.O.W. 2013

Looking for tips on making the most of intermodal transportation solutions, managing Hours-of-Service rules, or partnering with a 4PL to transform your supply chain? Find out H.O.W. to handle these challenges in our annual compilation of logistics best practices.

H.O.W. 2012

H.O.W. 2012

Need tips on sustaining 3PL partnerships or keeping your supply chain afloat through natural disasters? Find out H.O.W. to handle these challenges and others in our annual compilation of logistics best practices.