With innovative managers at their helm, the rails have been able to capitalize on surging import volumes as well as the trucking industry's misfortunes. Today, the railroads are handling record volumes.
The nation's shippers and carriers are fast losing patience with the rapid clogging of the nation's transportation arteries. Their fear: delays, congestion and uncertainty will threaten the nation's prosperity unless we act soon.
Warehousing is nothing more than the effective management of time and space. It would stand to reason, then, that the material handling tools used in facilities would be designed to conserve both time and space. But it's never that simple.