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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.


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Energizing Your Warehouse
In a tough economy, we're all looking for new ways to squeeze a few more dollars from our operations. Warehouse operators can employ many strategies to boost efficiency. Learn how some logistics professionals are making their warehouses smarter, faster, greener, and more economical.

Good Things Come from Green Packages
Why are companies sticking with green packaging initiatives in the midst of an economic recession? Because reusing materials, reducing waste, and improving transportation efficiency is not only good for the planet, it's good for business.

Inside Info: Green Packaging
These days it seems like the whole world is going green. If it's time for your company to begin investigating eco-friendly products and green packaging solutions, you'll find this list of leading vendors a good place to start.
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Logistics Hotspots 2009
Whether a company's needs dictate a distribution location that is large or small, coastal or heartland, urban or rural, it is likely to find its match among the 15 cities Inbound Logistics selected as logistics hotspots for 2009.
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Arkansas: A Natural Wonder
Arkansas has long been known for its geographic diversity and scenic beauty. Now it's a burgeoning natural wonder for transportation, logistics, and trade.
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TMS Buyers Guide 2009
From on-demand Web-hosted applications to traditional licensing installations, over the road, on the rail, containerized, or parcel, TMS vendors and service providers are expanding their offerings to pinpoint specific end-user requirements. Because the choices can be overwhelming, Inbound Logistics offers this TMS Buyers Guide.
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3PL Line
Offshoring vs. Right-shoring: How to Decide
Gary Allen, vice president, solutions, for Exel, weighs the merits of bringing operations back to, or near, the United States to claim a competitive advantage.

Carriers Corner
Is Dedicated Fleet Service Right for Your Company?
Here are the factors to consider when deciding whether implementing a dedicated fleet program is in your best interest, according to Rao Panchalavarapu, Ph.D., senior engineer, Schneider National Inc.

Risks & Rewards
Brokers Learn Liability Lesson
TT Club Vice President Dan Negron examines the case of Sperl v Henry, in which a freight broker was held liable for a motor carrier's role in a fatal accident.


SC Perspectives
Making Supply Chain Data Dynamic
Managing global supply chain data requires an integrated approach, writes IL contributing editor Robert Malone.

10 Tips
Reducing Damaged Deliveries
It doesn't matter if you get your customers' shipments delivered on time if they arrive at the dock unusable. Shippers should take a proactive approach to preparing freight for safe, secure delivery to the end user. Paul Lorensen, central area vice president of operations for Con-way Freight, offers his advice for shippers moving bags, crates, drums, totes, or cartons.

Reader Profile
Lou Paioletti: Phoenix Rising
Lou Paioletti, director of logistics at industrial automation technologies company Phoenix Contact USA, oversaw the implementation of the company's new, fully automated distribution center in Middletown, Pa.

POSITION WANTED -- Experienced-Logistics Sales
Have import/export sales experience -- Knowledge of importers, exporters, forwarders, and customs house brokers in the N.Y. tri-state area.
Contact: Joseph Goldstein973-907-7311joeg413@optonline.net

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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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