Articles | July 2011

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Casebook

Distribution Network Optimization: Repairing Cracked Supply Chain Design 

Vehicle glass manufacturer Safelite increased distribution efficiency, enhanced customer service, and lowered costs by transforming its supply chain.

DC Solutions

The Secret Ingredient For Inventory Accuracy 

Tomato canner Red Gold achieves 99-percent inventory accuracy with QuikTrac data collection software from Integrated Barcoding Systems.

I.T. Toolkit

Raising a Glass to Better Beverage Management

Faced with processing more than 63,000 orders each year, the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission turned to Aldata’s merchandizing optimization and demand-based replenishment.

Ron Harris

Reader Profile

Ron Harris: Getting to the Essence

Ron Harris, chief logistics officer at Young Living Essential Oils, talks about some of the people and experiences that helped to shape him as a logistics professional.

Commentary

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Close Encounters of the Third-Party Kind 

Editor Felecia Stratton describes the highlights of the July 2011 issue, which documents the many ways 3PLs of all shapes and sizes are moving the outsourcing needle in different directions.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Using a 3PL: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

Shippers that use only the transactional solutions offered by their 3PL partners are missing the opportunity to benefit from advanced logistics solutions and expertise they helped pay to initiate, implement, and build-out, writes Publisher Keith Biondo.

Chad Dombroski

Green LandscapeChad Dombroski

Switching to Emissions-reducing Fuel Technologies 

Shipping and logistics professionals facing stricter emissions regulations and rising diesel prices will have an opportunity to take control of their fleets and realize the fuel and cost savings selective catalytic reduction brings, writes Chad Dombroski of Yara North America.

Jordan Kass

IT MattersJordan Kass

Maximizing TMS Resources Helps Achieve Sustainable ROI 

When it comes to transportation management systems, a combination of SaaS plus managed services represents the next step in supply chain optimization, writes Jordan Kass, TMC.

Ed Harrison and David Cohen

Supply Chain SecurityEd Harrison and David Cohen

Technology Powers New Supply Chain Security Systems

Since the events of September 11, the public and private sectors have committed themselves to developing new supply chain security technologies.

Gil Carmichael

ViewpointGil Carmichael

Embracing Interstate 2.0: A Rail-based Transportation Vision 

Gil Carmichael, founding chairman of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, explains how the United States can create new economic vitality by producing a safe, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly multimodal transportation policy in which rail once again plays a dominant role.

How-To

Ten Tips

Maneuvering Freight Through Challenging International Areas 

If your business plans include shipping to areas where civil unrest or natural disasters have occurred, be flexible and make strong connections, advises Larry Wenrich, Pilot Freight Services.

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