There are several members of the DC VELOCITY editorial team, including this author, who cut their journalistic teeth in the world of newspapers. Although for most of us, those days are in the distant past, we haven't forgotten the adrenaline rush of working against daily deadlines to report, edit, and file news stories.
For much of our staff, then, DC VELOCITY's latest endeavor—the biggest undertaking since the launch of our magazine seven years ago—has taken us back to the past, but with a futuristic twist. That endeavor is the rollout of our newly upgraded Web site, DCVelocity.com—a site whose content is now updated daily.
With the launch, we have shifted from a monthly news gathering operation to a daily media organization. And we've done it just for you.
You've told us that your needs have changed. You now need more information than ever before—and not just any information. You need more insightful, thought-provoking information—the kind of business intelligence that will help you refine your processes and improve your logistics operations. And you want it right away.
That's what we aim to provide at DCVelocity.com. Among the upgrades you'll find when you visit our new home page are:
These upgrades are also reflected in our new approach to publishing our weekly e-newsletters. The newsletters, which we've rebranded as "Velocity Weekly," are your guides to the latest content updates to our Web site. Each is organized around a particular theme (Transportation, Material Handling, Technology, or Strate - gy) and will include news stories as well as links to the most recent posts by our bloggers.
And, of course, each e-newsletter will feature the latest videos on our new DCV-TV site, your source for news reports, videocasts, "Velocity Video" case studies, and our popular Channel 4 "Viewer Contributed" uploads. (Think of it as YouTube for the logistics world.)
All in all, it's been a lot of work, but it's also been a labor of love. Those of us here at DC VELOCITY are now going back to the future, every day ... and we're doing it just for you!