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Micro-warehouses bring fulfillment closer to customer
Startup builds robotic DCs inside shipping containers.
Infographic: Taking stock
E-commerce has brought DC management to a tipping point. For the first time, our annual DC and warehouse survey shows companies are changing how they measure success. Here are some of the study's highlights.
Top tips on how to handle the 2017 peak shipping season
Sharing lessons learned from past peaks can help shippers and their service providers survive the make-or-break holiday rush.
Toyota begins $17.5 million expansion of North American HQ
Columbus, Ind., forklift facility will consolidate external warehouses onsite in bid to cut internal logistics routes.
Amazon joins driver on-boarding portal to recruit owner-operators
E-tailer forecasts up to 30,000 independent drivers to support last-mile services.
DHL Supply Chain to test collaborative robots
"Cobots" to be piloted for life sciences customer.
Nordstrom taps Beabout, industry veteran, to be executive VP of supply chain
Executive had high-level posts with Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Office Depot.
Organizing the supply chain: interview with Jeff Farmer
There are a lot of folks working in transport and logistics who are unaffiliated with a labor union. Jeff Farmer, the Teamsters' director of organizing, wants to change that.
Study: warehousing services market to grow at 6 percent compound annual growth rate
Logistics providers plan for growth with technology, alliances, bundled services.
Manufacturing jobs may indeed be coming "home," but who will do them?
A new AlixPartners report says that while more manufacturers are considering "nearshoring," they are also stymied by a shortage of skilled labor. Robots may well offer a solution.

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