Articles | October 2013

Feature Stories

Case Studies

In-N-Out burger and fries

DC Solutions

Enhancing Safety Up-N-Down

Fast food chain In-N-Out upgrades a new distribution center for improved loading dock safety and efficiency.

Chris Carlson, vice president, Batteries Plus Bulbs

Reader Profile

Chris Carlson: All Charged Up

Chris Carlson, VP of Batteries Plus Bulbs, gets a jolt out of optimizing warehouse labor and inventory flow.

A barge in the locks at Belgium's Port of Antwerp

TraveLog

Belgium Travelog: Dispatched from Flanders

Inbound Logistics recently joined Flanders Investment & Trade on a tour of Belgium’s ports and distribution facilities.

Commentary

Perry Belcastro

3PL LinePerry Belcastro

Fine-Tuning Fulfillment for Happy Holidays

Successful order fulfillment begins with strategic and tactical planning well in advance of the holiday season.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

All Aboard a Modal Conversion

Exploring intermodal transportation's potential.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Putting a Lean Spin on Reverse Logistics

Managing reverse logistics with a Lean outlook can not only improve profitability, but also add value for customers.

Ed Glassman

Online ExclusiveViewpointEd Glassman

Automating B2B Payments: The Next Frontier

Automating supplier payments through commercial cards helps companies facilitate their payment process.

Joel Anderson

ViewpointJoel Anderson

How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Shippers?

A large seasonal workforce complicates 3PL compliance with healthcare laws and could mean rate increases for shippers.

How-To

Ten Tips

Leveraging Packaging-On-Demand Solutions

Packaging on-demand solutions enable businesses to save inventory space and cut packaging and labor costs.

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