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- Port traffic opens window to the world of logistics. Valley, Matt // National Real Estate Investor;Apr2006, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p8
The article comments on the increase of imports via seaports and the distribution methods utilized to transport consumer goods as one of the biggest commercial real estate stories in the United States. Real estate developers must understand both the logistics business and the real estate angle....
- Strong relations with shipper bodes well for Foot Locker. Duff, Mike // DSN Retailing Today;12/13/2004, Vol. 43 Issue 23, p8
Focuses on the impact of the growth of overseas sourcing on retailing in the U.S. Changes in the economic status of retailers and the country; Increase in imports from East Asia; Efforts on the improvement of the distribution of products.
- Small steps may lead to intermodal leaps. Mireles, Ricardo Castillo // Logistics Today;Sep2004, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p7
Reports that Mexican logistics industry is slow to establish intermodal corridors. Importers' search for place to land their products; Signing of "Agreement for the Coordination of Developmetn of Intermodal Corridors".
- More changes emerging in cross-dock, logistics services. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);6/19/2006, Vol. 7 Issue 25, p58
The article discusses the changes in cross-dock and logistics services that are becoming the key ingredient for success in the supply-chain model. Proximity to rail for third party logistics providers and cross-dock operations result to gains in improved services and increases velocity and...
- Gaining the edge. ALLEN, NICK // Logistics Manager;Dec2008, p19
The article discusses the use of port-centric logistics strategy in Great Britain. It cites that the shift in balance of goods manufactured domestically to those imported has led to the protential for a strategic shift away from centralised distribution facilities in the British Midlands. It...
- Three Dimensions of Supply Chain Visibility. Johnsen, Greg // Traffic World;5/29/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 22, p6
The author reflects on the three dimensions of supply chain visibility related to electronics retailing. These dimensions include physical supply chain, financial supply chain, and document and data supply chain. under these dimension, importers and exporters not only focused on the physical...
- All-Water Route to Pier 1. // Traffic World;6/13/2005, Vol. 269 Issue 24, p32
Reports on the contingency plan developed by carrier Pier 1 Imports Inc. to prepare for the peak season of the goods distribution business. Location of the company's distribution centers; Solutions to infrastructure gridlock being considered by Pier 1.
- Where's the Incentive? Keane, Angela Greiling // Traffic World;4/11/2005, Vol. 269 Issue 16, p13
The article reports that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has released revised rules for the C-TPAT program without a list of specific benefits. C-TPAT offers participants, disappointing shippers already disgruntled with the voluntary program. Shippers want Customs to spell out why...
- Integration Point Inc. Barnes, Tom // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);1/7/2008 Supplement, Vol. 9, p150
This article presents the opinion of Integration Point Inc. Chief Executive Tom Barnes on the challenges that he expects the global logistics sector will face in 2008. He asserts that international trade has become complex because of changing border security protocols. He states that companies...