Articles | November 2017

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Case Studies

Casebook

New Pallet Program Better by Half

When Jel Sert needed to improve on the half-pallets it was using to deliver product displays for in-store promotions, CHEP developed a better solution.

LeaderSHIP

Leadership: Fashion Leader

Profile of Brent Beabout, executive vice president of supply chain, Nordstrom

Reader Profile

Marianne McDonald: Stand and Deliver

Profile of Marianne McDonald, vice president, global transportation for Avnet, a $17.4-billion global technology distributor headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Stop, Look, Listen

We all know the best way to approach an unguarded railroad crossing is to stop, look, and listen. That same advice applies when examining the economy, which will likely roar through 2018 at full speed.

Nick Jensen

E_CommerceNick Jensen

5 Ways to Improve Fulfillment Center Efficiency

Here are five key considerations to remember when solving for improved efficiency in your fulfillment center.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What is the best business book you ever read and why?

Readers share the business books that have shaped their way of thinking and helped them succeed in the world of supply chain.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Sometimes It's Better Not to Be So Pushy

It’s worthwhile to consider the push/pull boundaries already in place at your company and where they should be to best serve your customers–and shareholders–in the future.

Baris Tasdelen

ViewpointBaris Tasdelen

Using KPIs to Optimize Transportation Data

Here are some of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that companies can use to improve supply chain visibility, cut transportation costs, and improve parcel shipping service.

How-To

Ten Tips

Boosting Warehouse Productivity

Brian C. Neuwirth of UNEX Manufacturing reveals how to boost warehouse productivity with improved order picking processes, better organization, and greater efficiencies in order to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.

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