Articles | August 2012

Feature Stories

Case Studies

DC Solutions

Data Warehousing System Puts an End to Paperwork

Faced with workflow inefficiencies, paper distributor and converter Roosevelt Paper implemented an automated data collection system from solutions provider Intermec that transformed its shipping and storage operations.

Reader Profile

Sherry Askew: Beauty Calls

Sherry Askew, transportation manager at Revlon Consumer Products, the well-known maker of beauty and personal care items, negotiates freight rates that keep the company’s bottom line looking good.

Commentary

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Supply Chain Therapy Strikes a Balance

As retailers look to grow their business, the challenge of keeping up with the market becomes exponentially greater—especially as new channels emerge, writes Editor Felecia Stratton. Supply chain management can help create balance between supply and demand.

Paul Fitzgerald

Green LandscapePaul Fitzgerald

Reusable Shipping Dunnage Protects Sustainability Efforts

Protective reusable dunnage can take the place of single- or limited-use corrugated or wood filler to move pallets and products securely in an environmentally conscious manner, writes Paul Fitzgerald of Paylode Cargo Protection Systems.

Michael Watson, Ph.D.

IT MattersMichael Watson, Ph.D.

Discovering the Value of Analytics

To better define analytics and develop better analytics strategies, consider the three different types of analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. IBM’s Michael Watson explains each type.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Minimizing Wasted Movement

Eliminating unnecessary movements in warehousing operations goes a long way toward improving your supply chain’s Lean profile.

Ronald Leibman

ViewpointRonald Leibman

FMCSA Abandons Carrier Oversight

Recent pronouncements by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration signal the agency’s retreat from its statutory and historical oversight of carrier safety in favor of placing more due diligence responsibilities on shippers and brokers.

How-To

Ten Tips

Ensuring Routing Guide Compliance

Help vendors comply with your routing guide by including carrier contact information and other relevant freight shipping details, says Harold B. Friedman of Data2Logistics.

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