Articles | November 2011

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Casebook

Getting a Handle on Transportation Costs

Plumbing fixture manufacturer TOTO Global Group’s U.S. division tapped third-party logistics provider Transplace to benchmark its truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal freight spend.

Ryan Gellert

Reader Profile

Ryan Gellert: Climbing High 

Ryan Gellert, vice president, supply chain management, at mountain sports products company Black Diamond Equipment handles global demand planning, sales and operations planning, global procurement, logistics, and in-house customer service. He views helping launch a new division in Asia as a pinnacle of his career.

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

@Home With Demand-Driven Logistics 

UPS My Choice, a new direct-to-home delivery service, turns consumers into inbound logistics practitioners.

Ralph Lieberthal

IT MattersRalph Lieberthal

RFID and Supply Chain Visibility: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See 

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology helps transportation and logistics organizations gain visibility into their global supply chains and boost return on investment (ROI), writes Ralph Lieberthal, Motorola Solutions.

Steve Vinsik

Supply Chain SecuritySteve Vinsik

Strengthening International Cargo Security

Air cargo security requires aggressive international mandate and top-down focus on identity verification and data analysis, writes Steve Vinsik of Unisys Corporation.

Julian Keeling

ViewpointJulian Keeling

Shipper’s Choice: One Freight Forwarder or Many?

Shippers should consider the advantages of placing their supply chain needs in the hands of a single freight forwarder or multiple agents, writes Julian Keeling, Consolidators International Inc.

How-To

Ten Tips

Increasing Warehouse Productivity

More efficient operations are the key to warehouse productivity – and, in turn, more satisfied customers, according to Kenco’s Jason Minghini.

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