MAY 2009

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2009 Online Planners
Access the 2009 Inbound Logistics Planner online and as a digital download. You'll find detailed information on 150 market leaders who have crafted their solutions to fit your needs and help meet your demands for transportation speed and efficiency, lower inventories, quick and easy tracking and tracing, cycle time compression, and integrated logistics expertise. These are the companies that can help you drive change.

your tour guide to some of the best logistics site-seeing on the Internet. Use this web site directory as you seek new logistics solutions online.

3PL Challenges Solved
Have a logistics or transportation challenge? Whether you need more supply chain visibility, accurate inventory management, or suggestions for cutting transportation costs, Inbound Logistics' team of 3PL experts can help. Click here for free, no-obligation guidance and advice.


Are you interested in upgrading and improving your logistics and supply chain skills? Contact leading universities and professional institutions for the information you need to prepare for the future.
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GET OUT THE VOTE! Vote for your favorite 3PL
How does your 3PL provider stack up to the competition? There is still time to cast your vote for this year's Top 10 3PL Excellence Award. You vote, we compile the results, and the best 3PL providers come out on top. We print the results in the annual July 3PL issue.

There are jobs out there, and Inbound Logistics will help match job seekers with available positions through this new free service. To submit your positions wanted information, click here.

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Top 100 Logistics IT Companies
Reflecting the diverse needs of IL readers, and the frenetic pace of growth of the market segment, the 2009 Top 100 Logistics IT Companies list includes well-known names, a smattering of logistics IT niche providers, and newer companies offering specialized logistics services. They're listed alphabetically to make it a solutions-based resource, rather than to rank one provider over another. Did your logistics IT provider make the list this year? Download the PDF to find out.

IT Perspectives
Inbound Logistics solicited input from a diverse pool of 300 technology providers to gain perspective on the current logistics IT market. Statistical data, emerging trends, and anecdotal observations will shed new light on your technology investments and applications.
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Internal Collaboration: A Bright Idea
Leading companies are plugging into current economic volatility to collaborate not just within supply chain departments, but across the entire enterprise. Our feature examines the internal collaborative efforts -- and the actual and potential benefits -- of two U.S. companies: Intel and CVS Caremark.

Snapshot: Remolding the Plastics Supply Chain
In the face of a recession, plastics companies recognize the importance of efficient transportation and supply chain management.

Fit to Print: Bar-Code Printer Guide
Here's a roundup of some top bar-code printer models from the leading manufacturers in specialty printing solutions. Whether you're looking for a high-volume workhorse, a compact desktop model, or a high-tech wireless wiz, you'll find it here. Download the PDF



IT Matters
From Click to Curb: Earning and Keeping E-commerce Customers
U.S. online sales are expected to grow from $132 billion in 2006 to $271 billion in 2011. David I. Beatson, president and CEO of GlobalWare, outlines steps e-commerce retailers can take to build consumer loyalty and ensure that they get a piece of that pie.

Finding New Value in Truck Leasing
Gene Scoggins, president of NationaLease, describes the benefits today's logistics managers can gain from leasing trucks.


10 Tips
Initiating an Effective Inbound Program
Controlling inbound shipments maximizes efficiency and saves costs, but creating an inbound program can be a daunting task. Gene Nusekabel, Transportation & Logistics Industry Marketing Manager for Sterling Commerce, offers tips on how to get the ball rolling.

Reader Profile
Mike Segal: The Paper Chase
Mike Segal, director of logistics at Sappi Fine Paper North America, always keeps one eye on the weather because when you ship paper, water damage is a constant concern. From his office in Portland, Maine, Segal oversees transportation and warehousing in a network that also includes five regional distribution centers and several smaller facilities.

GoodSource Finds Instant Gratification
Carlsbad, Calif.-based third-party food distributor GoodSource Solutions' new technology serves up its broker's freshest rate quotes, without the need for phone calls or emails.


Web_Cite City

The most comprehensive directory of logistics web sites on the Internet. Organized by category and fully searchable, it's the easiest way to find logistics sites.
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