Articles | September 2015

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Case Studies

Casebook

Nourishing a Healthy Supply Chain 

Nutrabolt’s rapid growth created several logistics challenges, including processing orders efficiently and quickly; absorbing dramatic swings in order volumes to support promotional campaigns; and providing omni-channel fulfillment through a single warehouse. A third-party logistics partnership with Kane Is Able helped Nutrabolt meet these challenges.

Reader Profile

Reader Profile | Jeff Larson: A Gem of a Job

Jeff Larson, director of distribution engineering analysis at Tiffany & Co., works with the jewelry company’s international locations to help improve their operations.

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

XPO Goes Long with Con-way Play

How will XPO’s blockbuster acquisition of Con-way impact the transportation, logistics and supply chain sector?

Jack Rosenberg

Online ExclusiveEcoDevJack Rosenberg

When Real Estate Intersects With Logistics

Leasing new property is an important part of expanding or streamlining operations. Here’s what you need to know to negotiate a suitable rent price.

Steve Johnson

Online ExclusiveEcoDevSteve Johnson

Missouri Gets Shipping

Missouri is attracting the attention of nationwide shippers looking for a strategic Midwest location. Read more to find out what makes the state such a great host.

Kathryn C. Thomas

Fine PrintKathryn C. Thomas

Positive Train Control: Negative Impact On Railroads?

As the deadline for PTC implementation looms, Class II and Class III railroads will likely find that the Class Is demand their participation in both PTC capital implementation costs and ongoing maintenance costs.

Ed Rusch

IT MattersEd Rusch

Using Analytics to Differentiate Your Customer Service

Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics are necessary to contribute to an organization’s goal of improved and more informed decision-making.

Jeff Metersky

Online ExclusiveIT MattersJeff Metersky

Use Supply Chain Modeling to Mitigate Port Shutdowns and Other Risks

Supply chain continuity planning is critical for global businesses. Armed with an end-to-end digital model of their supply chains, shippers can react rapidly and intelligently when unplanned events occur.

Thomas W. Derry

Smart MovesThomas W. Derry

Why Excellence in Supply Management Matters More Than Ever

In the past 20 years, companies have experienced a profound shift, and have dramatically increased their spending on external suppliers. This places the supply management function in the spotlight as a key driver of profitability. The better supply management teams are at selecting, overseeing, and collaborating with these partners, the stronger their organizations will be.

How-To

Ten Tips

Getting the Most from Professional Association Memberships

Active participation in a professional association helps advance career growth and offers continuous learning.

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