Articles | July 2013

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Trailer with aerodynamic skirting

Casebook

Aerodynamic Trailer Add-ons Make Fuel Savings a Breeze

Exporter Anderson Hay & Grain saved on transport costs by installing trailer side skirts that boost fuel efficiency.

DC Solutions

Cintron Quenches Thirst For Order Management System

An order management system from DF Young and Superior Technology helps Cintron Beverage Company boost inventory accuracy, fulfill orders easily and quickly, and track products throughout the supply chain.

Classic Alaska employee using an automated shipping system

I.T. Toolkit

Bringing Supply Chain Visibility to the Last Frontier

A Web-based shipping tool helped an Alaskan outfitter develop multichannel fulfillment operations.

Matthew Wood

Reader Profile

Matthew Wood: Finding a Cure for High Freight Costs

Matthew Wood, freight program and supply chain manager at Mayo Clinic, treats the company’s freight spend aches and pains.

Commentary

Bobby Harris

3PL LineBobby Harris

3PLs Can Provide Soft Cost Savings for Small Businesses

Logistics providers can help shippers save money through decreased labor, lower overhead, and technology tools.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Business Process Improvement? Flexibility.

Flexible 3PLs drive business process improvements for shippers.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Finding Supply Chain Feng Shui

Outsourcing transportation and logistics to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) blends function and flexibility into a supply chain feng shui.

Frank Clary

Green LandscapeFrank Clary

10 Trends Driving Greener Supply Chains

Trends could transform logistics operations, particularly in emerging markets, creating more sustainable supply chains.

Lorcan Sheehan

Risks and RewardsLorcan Sheehan

Preparation: Your Best Asset in Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

Collaborate with suppliers to manage supply chain risks with the highest potential to occur and risk of business impact.

Robert Martichenko

Smart MovesRobert Martichenko

Adopting Online Training To Enrich Your Workforce

Investing in online training allows organizations to operate more efficiently and develop workers’ skills.

Jose Minarro

Supply Chain SecurityJose Minarro

C-TPAT: Building Safer Supply Chains

C-TPAT certification lets businesses support national security and improve their own supply chain operations.

Kurt Nagle

ViewpointKurt Nagle

Improving America's Ports: A Vital Step in U.S. Economic Recovery

Investing in port infrastructure allows long-term job creation so the U.S. can lead in international trade and commerce.

How-To

Ten Tips

Choosing the Right Airfreight Forwarder

When choosing an airfreight forwarder, consider transport and tech capabilities, service records, and professionalism.

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