Articles | December 2012

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Case Studies

DC Solutions

An Appetite for Refrigerated Warehousing Improvement

Food company Bob Evans entrusted Millard Refrigerated Services with its warehousing and distribution operations. The two businesses worked together to expand both their supply chain capabilities.

Victor Hougan

Reader Profile

Victor Hougan: Finding a Love for Logistics

Victor Hougan is set to soar in his new logistics position with aerospace supplier Primus International.

Commentary

Horst Von Kanel

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Air Freight Collaboration and Agility

By implementing collaborative and flexible logistics practices and remaining agile, managing air freight today can be a win-win process for both shipper and forwarder, writes Horst von Kanel of Damco USA.

John Paugh

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Redefining the Race to Profitability Through Innovation

As manufacturers strive to strike the perfect balance between parts delivered and parts consumed in production, technology innovations allow logistics providers to ensure companies receive only the parts they need when they need them, writes John Paugh of Carter Logistics.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

What Sandy Showed Me

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton sees the supply chain industry's true colors firsthand.

Tim Eusterman

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Why Innovation Matters for Rugged Mobile Technology

Advances in consumer technologies such as smartphones and tablets are driving a new generation of rugged mobility innovation for logistics and supply chain applications, writes Tim Eusterman of Intermec Technologies.

Bill Michalski

IT MattersBill Michalski

Measuring the Value of Collaboration

In a true collaborative relationship between purchasing and logistics, order and routing pattern planning comprises a single, optimized decision process that yields measurable results, writes Bill Michalski of ArrowStream.

Dr. Jennifer S. Batchelor

Smart MovesDr. Jennifer S. Batchelor

Logistics: It’s Where The Jobs Are

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increases in both employment growth and replacement needs within transportation and logistics occupations. Educational programs assist in filling these job openings with a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, writes Dr. Jennifer S. Batchelor, Program Director, Transportation and Logistics Management, American Public University System.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Playing the Waiting Game

Identify the sources of delay to reduce the time workers spend waiting for instructions and supplies. Lean tools such as Kanban and Total Productive Maintenance can help, writes Paul A. Myerson.

Malysa O’Connor

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Are You in the Dark About Labor Visibility?

Workforce management gives companies the tools they need to improve overall performance – whether they’re looking to cut labor costs, improve productivity, or create better revenue growth and bottom-line profitability, writes Malysa O’Connor of Kronos.

Joel Anderson

ViewpointJoel Anderson

3PLs Create a Unified Supply Chain Voice

Warehouses, third-party logistics providers, and other supply chain businesses are making an effort to manage their collective public image in the face of union disputes and other issues. Joel Anderson, president and CEO of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), explains how IWLA’s Public Policy Center seeks to help them achieve their goals.

How-To

Ten Tips

Cutting LTL Costs

Shippers must develop clear and effective request for pricing (RFP) processes to secure the best less-than-truckload service. Danny Slaton of SMC3 offers tips for developing better RFPs.

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