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Chain links: What we're reading this week

By Mark Solomon | 01/27/2016 | 9:40 AM


Collaborating to build superior material handling systems. Amazon’s air cargo delivery strategy questioned. And a yen for the logistics of cage-free hens.


Developing a successful ownership strategy

Procuring and installing a sophisticated automated material handling system is a rewarding and high-energy venture typically involving a broad, cross-functional team.

Source: Dematic

Do you have control over your inbound freight?

Transportation Management software is the only smart way to manage and move outbound freight. But outbound freight represents just a fraction of your overall freight operations.

Source: Best Transport

Dayton, Ohio, gives Columbus a run for its money as a center of logistics activity and jobs

Columbus, Ohio, has rightfully received plenty of press over the years for the significant role it plays as one of the country’s biggest multimodal logistics hubs. But Columbus is not the U.S. Midwest’s only place to be when it comes to logistics and distribution. Nearby Dayton also generates a lot of revenue and jobs from logistics activity—some $2.5 billion in economic activity and 19,000 jobs, according to a report commissioned by the Dayton Area Logistics Association, which operates under the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Source: Dayton Daily News

Macy’s picks RFID to support omnichannel shopping

There has been a lot of talk about how brick-and-mortar stores can be used to fulfill online orders. Here is a short article that details how one major retailer is accomplishing this.

Source: Chain Store Age

Johnson and Tyco could merge in supply chain mash-up

Two leading supply chain technology providers mat be in talks to merge, in a move that would further consolidate the industry and create a corporate giant with $50 billion in global revenue. Batteries and HVAC provider Johnson Controls Inc. is in advanced talks to combine with retail-industry and fire suppression tech maker Tyco International PLC.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Seko adds aerospace logistics division

Seko Logistics has established a division dedicated to supporting the aserospace sector, an effort to push Seko deeper into supporting the massive global vertical

Source: Air Cargo World

The complicated logistics of cage free eggs

The practice of getting cage free eggs to market keeps hens—and logistics practitioners—awake at night.

Source: Wired

Barclays research note questions Amazon’s air cargo network strategy

Investment firm Barclays wonders why Amazon.com needs to build a costly air cargo network to speed deliveries when it can accomplish the same objective by erecting more local and regional fulfillment centers.

Source: Air Cargo World



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