Articles | April 2013

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Caterpillar earth-moving vehicle

Casebook

Going Green to Save Green

By switching to lighter-weight containers and consolidating inbound shipments, construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar cut both carbon emissions and costs.

Fuel emissions expert Jason Mathers

Reader Profile

Jason Mathers: Carbon Slasher

Directing motor carriers to more fuel-efficient decisions drives Jason Mathers, senior manager, corporate partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund.

Commentary

Kyle Gholston

3PL LineKyle Gholston

6 Secrets to Finding the Right 3PL

Finding a third-party logistics (3PL) provider you can count on requires due diligence into performance history and resources, writes Kyle tGholston of Conexus.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Navigating New IT Pathways

Today's IT trends -- big data, cloud computing, integration, and visibility -- let business logistics managers harness technology in countless ways to find greater efficiency and economy.

Casey Whelan

Online ExclusiveGreen LandscapeCasey Whelan

CNG as a Transportation Fuel: A Fuel Manager's Perspective

While it promises supply chain sustainability gains, using compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel requires multi-step capital and operating considerations, writes Casey Whelan of U.S. Energy Services.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Are Your Processes Adding Value or Waste?

Value-added warehouse processes such as kitting and assembling may be introducing overprocessing waste into your supply chain.

Lars Kloch

ViewpointLars Kloch

Is Slow Steaming Good for the Supply Chain?

Lars Kloch of SBS Worldwide, looks at the impact of slow steaming containerships on supply chain reliability, speed, and transport costs.

How-To

Ten Tips

Minimizing Supply Chain Risk

The ability to minimize supply chain risk and prevent disruptions depends on strong supplier relationships and well-developed contingency plans, says Chris Cameron of Elemica.

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