Articles | January 2010

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Casebook

Healthcare Logistics: A New Prescription for Medical Distribution

Linking bar-coded pharmaceuticals and electronic patient records using Zebra Technologies solutions helps the Sisters of Mercy Health System streamline supply chain operations.

DC Solutions

Learning by Example

Acquiring a warehouse and implementing a warehouse management system from Cambar Solutions helped The School Box earn top grades for its distribution operation.

I.T. Toolkit

Bar Codes Rev Up Auto Supplier Operations

An end-to-end scanning solution with components from Integrated Barcoding Systems and Zebra Technologies helps Trelleborg Automotive Americas improve efficiency and accuracy, while providing real-time production data and lot traceability.

Reader Profile

Scott Kingsley: The Personal Connection

Scott Kingsley, logistics manager at The Food Source International, believes good communication is key to strong relationships with service providers, suppliers, and customers.

Commentary

Sam Polakoff

3PL LineSam Polakoff

ISF Regulation: 10+2 Much?

Those who suggest U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Importer Security Filing regulation, known as 10+2, adversely affects supply chain velocity shoud consider the alternative, writes Sam Polakoff of TBB Global Logistics.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Brought!

A logistician's resilience is valuable when opportunities are ripe, but it's invaluable when problems persist, writes Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Bring It!

Tough economic times lead to transportation innovation, adoption, and adaptation, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo.

Robert W. Jennings

EcoDevRobert W. Jennings

SIN Centers: An Investment in Ideas

Synchronous innovation networks are regional centers of excellence funded by a combination of public and private resources. Robert W. Jennings of Captar Group explains how they benefit entrepreneurs.

Eric Allais

IT MattersEric Allais

Warehouse Metrics: Measure What Matters

Managers should identify and focus on the most useful warehouse metrics to gather, report, and apply, writes Eric Allais of PathGuide Technologies.

C. Daniel Negron

Risks and RewardsC. Daniel Negron

New Year, New Insurance Review

C. Daniel Negron of TT Club offers guidance for making sure your supply chain is properly insured.

Robert F. Caton

Supply Chain SecurityRobert F. Caton

Gearing Up for 100% Air Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration's air cargo screening requirements create challenges for airports and shippers, writes Robert F. Caton of AMB Logistics.

Mick Mountz

ViewpointMick Mountz

Using Distribution and Fulfillment as Strategic Weapons

Smart companies carefully select and intelligently apply automation not only to boost productivity, but also to turn the distribution center into a competitive weapon, writes Mick Mountz of Kiva Systems Inc.

How-To

Ten Tips

Using Social Networking for Logistics

Tim Richards of States Logistics Services offers advice on using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networking sites to enhance your supply chain.

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