Articles | October 2011

Feature Stories

Case Studies


CSA Compliance Through TMS: A Beauty of an Idea 

CSA 2010 regulations inspire global cosmetics company L’Oreal USA to create a qualification program that holds its fleet of 80 carriers to higher safety standards.

Katie Reuland

Reader Profile

Katie Reuland: Down to Business 

Katie Reuland, director of operations at bedding manufacturer Down Etc., rests easy knowing she has optimized the company’s container shipments.


Paul Hammes

Carriers CornerPaul Hammes

Rails Give Agricultural Industry Seeds to Grow 

Paul Hammes of Union Pacific outlines how rail industry infrastructure investments provide capacity and reliable service to the agriculture industry.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Intermodal: A Means, Not an End 

Intermodal shipping reduces transport costs by rationalizing long-haul bulk moves between road, barge, rail, and occasionally air, writes Editor Felecia Stratton.

Chad Collins

IT MattersChad Collins

Building Operational Excellence Through EDI

Companies that limit their use of EDI to fundamental transactions, such as purchase orders and invoices, are missing an opportunity to strengthen their customer service and overall competitiveness, writes Chad Collins, HighJump Software.

Stephen Hamilton

ViewpointStephen Hamilton

Is Intermodal Right For You? 

ChemLogix’s Stephen Hamilton explains why limited truck capacity and fuel costs make intermodal an attractive transportation alternative.


Ten Tips

Protecting Your Supply Chain Against Disruption

Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer of supply chain solutions provider INSIGHT offers tips for protecting against supply chain disruption.


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