Articles | June 2014

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Freight Bill Payment: Meeting the Pepsi Challenge

Pepsi Logistics Company Inc. automates the creation and delivery of carrier and shipper invoices.

Senthil Arumugam

Reader Profile

Senthil Arumugam: Building a Better Way

Senthil Arumugam, vice president of logistics & inventory management at US LBM Holdings, constructs a sturdy operation.

Commentary

Brad Brennan

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The Importance of Contingency Planning in Automotive Supply Chains

Supply chain contingency planning can help automotive manufacturers protect their operations.

Brian Smith

3PL LineBrian Smith

Need Warehouse Capacity? Outsourcing Gives You an In

With warehouse capacity at a premium, shippers consult 3PLs to help locate shared space.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Reaching for the Stars

Colleges are adding logistics and supply chain education programs to support the next generation of professionals.

Jay Coughlan

Online ExclusiveIT MattersJay Coughlan

Technology Convergence of Forces Offers Improvements for Logistics Sector

Technology trends are transforming the logistics sector, improving safety, efficiency, and competitiveness.

Brian Sutter

Online ExclusiveIT MattersBrian Sutter

Fight Inventory Pain Points

Avoid common inventory issues: inaccurate inventory counts, costly end-of-year write-offs, and lost inventory.

Mike Miller

Online ExclusiveIT MattersMike Miller

Dispelling Five Common Myths about Voice-Directed Work

Voice-directed technology can help improve worker safety and reduce employee-training time, yet some companies avoid them because of these five common misconceptions.

Tadeusz Dyduch

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Measuring the Value of Warehouse Data

Warehouse technology that supports communication and data analysis improves efficiency and reduces waste.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Lean Retail: It’s About Time – and Money

Retailers can identify and eliminate waste from their retail strategy, merchandise management, and store operations.

Bill Pfleger, Richard Schieler

Online ExclusiveViewpointBill Pfleger, Richard Schieler

Forklift Design Reaches New Heights

Innovation in forklift design has reduced overall warehouse and DC footprints and increased throughput.

Kevin Pollack

Online ExclusiveViewpointKevin Pollack

Defending Against the Global Recall Threat

Companies must not only mitigate supply chain risk, but also understand the logistics of global recall management.

Michelle Comerford

ViewpointMichelle Comerford

5 Issues to Consider Before Selecting Your Next Site

Supply chain considerations such as fuel costs, niche products, and sustainability drive many site selection decisions.

How-To

Ten Tips

Implementing an ERP System

Before adding an ERP system, enlist a cross-functional team, assess operational needs, and revise business processes.

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