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    by Alex A. Kecskes   Most hybrid and fully electric cars have powerful batteries that unfortunately are big and bulky and eat up lots of ...
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Getting into a logistics career can be accomplished in many ways, and employers are always looking for new enthusiastic and innovative people of all age groups and backgrounds. ...
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The logistics industry is a tricky field if you do not have what it takes to efficiently manage things. There are a lot of decisions to consider when dealing with the entire how, ...
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Reducing costs is almost always a good thing, and a reduction in logistics costs can allow a lower price to be passed to the customer, or simply can bring an increase in overall ...
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Amazon is getting a bad reputation for abusing their Allentown warehouse staff.Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Amazon. I love their selection, their price and ...
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As you are actively looking for a position in the logistics field, it is always good to continue reading and learning ways to accomplish the job more efficiently, so I seek to ...
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Image via Wikipedia Why the postal service is in financial trouble. You've probably heard by now that many government departments are strapped for cash, including the postal ...
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Any company that seeks to survive and/or thrive, knows that controlling costs across the board is a top priority. With the cost of fuel continuing to stay high, transporting ...
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You do not even have to be in or familiar with the logistics field to be familiar with big transportation companies like Mayflower Transit or United Van Lines. At one time or ...
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Welcome to the fifth part in this ongoing series where we are looking at some of the potential questions and scenarios you are likely to encounter at your logistics field related ...
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I think it safe to say that most everyone is aware of the increase of auto accidents due to people playing with their phone, texting, reading email, etc. I see cars all the time ...
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Somehow, that title seems a little off. How do global logistics professionals plan for things that are not certain? The earthquakes and tsunami in Japan have taught us many ...
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The conventional wisdom in retailing is that there are two ways to gain and hold customers: compete on price, or compete on service.For those retailers who choose the latter, ...
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Here’s the formula: LTL + MCV with JIT = Food Logistics.If a full truckload of stereo speakers runs late, that’s bad. Retailers and customers will be disappointed. If a load of ...
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Most Americans, if they think of the subject at all, probably think of Federally funded highways criss-crossing the nation as a 20th century invention, one of those Big Government ...
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During World War II, logistics at sea was vital for all sides involved. The Germans with no overseas colonies and a weak surface fleet relied on what they called milk cows to ...
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Does it only take 30 days to turn a new behavior into a habit? New studies show it might take a bit longer.Conventional wisdom says that it takes about thirty days to form a new ...
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In a survey of American shippers and Logistics practitioners, almost half of respondents gave their current method/system a grade of ‘fair’ or lower. The same survey revealed ...
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One of the most intricate and dynamic logistics operations in war and peace for military ships is the re-supply at sea, or ship to ship transfer, STS as it is called. During ...
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One of the benefits of working in logistics is that jobs in logistics tend to pay well. Especially as one rises through the ranks in the field, salaries in the high five and low ...