Too-great expectations?
Too-great expectations?
Many young supply chain professionals have unrealistic expectations about job requirements and career paths. Employers and educators must do a better job of communicating what skills and traits new hires will need in the real world.

Labor's Day: Appeals court panel's ruling in FedEx case could change rules of the game
Decision latest to favor workers classification as employees, not contractors.

Industry veteran Joe Andraski joins DC Velocity's blogger lineup
Former supply chain exec and association head to share observations on supply chain collaboration, technology.

Appeals court panel strikes down FedEx Ground independent contractor model in California
Panel finds FedEx drivers meet employee classification under state law; model invalidated in Oregon as well.



News & Exclusives »
A Conversation with Lee Scott
A Conversation with Lee Scott
Lee Scott takes the stage at MODEX '14 to talk about his experiences in logistics at Wal-Mart, his rise to the role of CEO, and his stewardship of a logistics operation that cleared the path to the success Wal-Mart has enjoyed for the last 30 years.
Viewer Contributed »
LTL Freight Costs - Three Helpful Resources
LTL Freight Costs - Three Helpful Resources
We're at a time of year where many companies are finalizing their budgets at the 2015 and we've all been seeing freight costs rise throughout the year. In response I'm sharing three helpful resources that you can find at TranzAct.com.
Webcasts »
5 ways to cut warehouse costs
5 ways to cut warehouse costs
Editor at Large James Cooke explains how warehouse and DC managers can reduce costs by applying some often overlooked techniques, including building modeling, shuttle technology, and do-it-yourself motion studies.


Don't try this at home, kids: Pallets as skateboards
By adding four wheels (and one tram line), a Czech artist transforms the humble shipping platform into a "pallet skate."

NFL, Zebra kick off player tracking technology
System will place RFID tags in players' shoulder pads to track individual performance.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of good deeds and donations by logistics and material handling companies.


The big retrograde
The big retrograde
The Pentagon is in the midst of the largest reverse logistics operation in history—the return of enormous amounts of military equipment and goods from Afghanistan.

How to avoid "automation overkill" in warehouses and DCs
Following a few simple guidelines can help warehouse operators be sure they're getting a solid return on their automation investment, says David Riffel of TAKE Solutions.

Lenze Energy Efficient Solution Package for electric drives systems
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, has created a solution package that helps companies design electric drive systems for material handling equipment that consume less energy.

VisibilitySmart cargo alert system
Software-as-a-service provider CargoSmart Ltd. has created VisibilitySmart, a new visibility solution that alerts shippers and logistics service providers to cargo delays.

Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door
Door manufacturer Rytec Corp. has introduced the Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door for exterior doorways.

Teachable Moments: A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry Teachable Moments: A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry
In this whitepaper, a top global publisher must change how they operate—and think about—their supply chain due to fluctuating and unpredictable inventory shifts.
Presented by: GENCO
Designing an Automated, Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center: Key Considerations for Multi-Channel Retailers Designing an Automated, Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center: Key Considerations for Multi-Channel Retailers
This white paper addresses some of the areas a retail corporation should consider when evaluating a project to consolidate two or more facilities into a single omni-channel distribution center.
Presented by: Vanderlande
The Future of Warehousing 2018 The Future of Warehousing 2018
Get insightful opinions on changes in the marketplace from this independent survey of warehouse personnel.
Presented by: Motorola