James A. Cooke
Editor at Large
James Cooke has more than two decades' experience as a journalist covering logistics and transportation as well as supply chain strategy and technology. A former editor at Logistics Management magazine, he has earned numerous awards for his well-written, in-depth articles spotlighting developments in distribution. During his tenure at that publication, he served in such roles as news editor, international editor, feature writer, technology editor, and, finally, executive editor. Among his many accomplishments was winning the award for Most Valuable Editor in the Supply Chain Group at Reed Business Information. Along with several members of the DC VELOCITY team, he helped drive the 1997 launch of Supply Chain Management Review. He is a frequent speaker on the logistics conference circuit, including CSCMP, MHIA, and WERC.
Pioneering RFID in the DC
Item-level tagging has sped up inbound and outbound processing at a German 3PL's distribution center. But issues remain in using RFID for item selection.
Need logistics insight? Consider analytics
Developers of warehouse and transportation management software are adding analytical tools to their packages. That's good news for logistics managers.
Consumer packaged goods giants launch collaborative rail intermodal service in Europe
Goal of pilot program is to substantially cut CO2 emissions.
10 global trends that are shaping the future of packaging
Trends will create both challenges and opportunities for supply chain executives, says Brian Wagner of Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions.
Equipment makers eyeing LMS market?
A leading integrator reports that material handling equipment makers are planning to offer their own labor management software.
Managing the yard from the cloud
When Daimler Trucks North America decided it needed a yard management system for one of its Mexican plants, it went to the cloud.
Climbing aboard the TMS bandwagon
Big companies and 3PLs are expected to drive a new wave of sales of transportation management systems.
Does your DC need wider vision?
With a control tower, managers can expand their search for warehouse efficiencies beyond the DC's four walls.
A TMS is for sharing
Transportation management software makes it possible for shippers to share freight deliveries and cut expenses. So why aren't more doing it?
Omnichannel requires a robotic solution
A true robot would have mobility, vision, and a prehensile grasp like any primate. At the moment, there's no such machine out there.