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IANA data points to declining volume in October

October intermodal volumes mostly saw annual declines, according to data provided to LM by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Total October volume—at 1,552,029 units—was down 0.8% annually. Trailers—at 68,747—fell 30.1%, for the steepest decline, and topping September’s 28.6% annual decline. Domestic containers—at 700,512—were down 0.9%. And all

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8 ways to reinforce safe lift truck operating practices

By Hyster · November 21, 2022 Accidents, safety violations and downtime are serious issues for any operation. What can lift truck operator assist technology, when used with proper training, do to help your facility address these risks? Click through the interactive article to watch eight videos showing some

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Most recent batch of railroad labor votes see mixed results

The results are in for the votes for the long-awaited United States-based train and equipment (T&E) railroad employees, which are part of ongoing negotiations between 12 U.S.-based railroad labor unions and the four U.S. Class I freight railroads, the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), an organization representing

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31st Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends

31st Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends

By LM Staff · November 21, 2022 Broken, stressed, strained, and out of sync. All have been featured in recent headlines describing the condition of logistics and supply chain operations. Supply chain even made Lake Superior State University’s 2022 Banished Words List, suggesting supply chain is “overused”

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How Did Your Distribution Center Measure Up in 2022?

How Did Your Distribution Center Measure Up in 2022?

By enVista · November 21, 2022 One way of measuring distribution center efficiency is by throughput – a measure of how quickly and efficiently inventory moves through a facility. This can also provide information on how well a business’ people, processes and technology are working together. Benchmarking

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5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse P&L

5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse P&L

By Canon · November 21, 2022 There are a lot of factors working against efficiently managing a warehouse right now. Continued supply chain disruptions, labor constraints and higher transportation costs are all making it difficult for these operations to comply with the “do more with less” mandate

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Protecting Supply Chains Against Economic Uncertainty

Protecting Supply Chains Against Economic Uncertainty

By Avetta · November 21, 2022 Many are predicting an economic downturn due to inflation rates, market performance, and continued global uncertainty caused by events such as the Russia-Ukraine war. How will that economic uncertainty impact your supply chain? Forward-thinking companies are starting to prepare now—and solidifying

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Managing Risk During Turbulent Times

By C3 Solutions · November 21, 2022 Complex Supply Chains are Calling for Greater Risk Management This paper takes a look at the turbulent state of the world and how it’s impacting various aspects of supply chain management. This White Paper Covers… What is Supply Chain Risk?

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October volumes see further declines, reports POLA and POLB

October volumes, for both the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), again saw annual declines, according to data respectively issued by the ports this week. Total October POLA volume—at 678,429 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—fell 25% annually, steeper than September’s 21.5% annual

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Wishing You a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year – punctuated by gift giving, delicious meals, and family gatherings. But for others, the holidays are chaotic and stress-inducing – a season to “get through” rather than enjoy. Travel is one of the biggest

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