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Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Air Cargo

Listed in: Air Cargo

Air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain with speed to market and the best combination of service and price. This white paper explores how air cargo can provide quick response to market demands, the value of technology in air cargo services, and the benefits of air cargo in emerging markets.

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Barcode Tracking Simplified for Make-to-Order Manufacturers 

Listed in: Logistics IT, Materials Handling

Make-to-order manufacturers typically make a limited number of basic products, but each one may have different options. If manufacturers assign a different part number to each product made – which may have many different dimensions, colors, or other options – then they can end up with many thousands of part numbers. This whitepaper explores an alternative approach: To assign a smaller number of "product line" part numbers, and then to track attributes such as width, length, color and other options on an item or container basis. This not only makes it easier to track raw, work-in-process and finished goods inventory, but also makes it easier to do cost comparisons for like jobs and to integrate with ERP and accounting systems. 

 

 

Doing More with Less: Yard and Dock Management from an ROI Perspective

Listed in: Logistics IT, Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization, Yard Management

This whitepaper provides an important analysis for anyone faced with logistics challenges – high operational and labor costs, inefficient processes, security and more – in the yard or at the dock. Download this report to learn how integrated yard and dock management systems can help warehouses, manufacturers, retailers and distribution centers do more with less, while realizing a return on investment in as few as 12 to 24 months.

SCM World Report: China Trade Management: Navigating Regulatory Complexity and Change

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

According to SCM World research, supply chain leaders view China as a premier growth opportunity, but many also considered the country too risky to do business in. SCM World’s new report digs a little deeper into the dynamics at play in China, the core capabilities for taking advantage of China growth opportunities, and how global trade management solutions can help organizations deal with an evolving China.

Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

Listed in: 3PL

Kane Is Able recently sponsored research with 252 logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center. The results of that research are summarized in this report. Questions explored a range of issues, including use of technology, strategies to drive productivity, and use of third-party labor providers. The report, filled with charts and other data, allows you to compare your approach with your peers.

Work-in-Process Tracking of Materials with Different Widths and Lengths

Listed in: Barcode/RFID, Materials Handling

A big issue for many manufacturers is how to use bar codes to track materials with different lengths and widths. For example, a manufacturer may buy 10 sheets of material that measure 4 x 8 feet, then use 3.5 sheets to make a batch of products. They return the leftover 4 x 4 sheet to stock, and use it again on subsequent jobs. Over time, the manufacturer accumulates many off-cuts of different sizes. If a manufacturer assigns a separate part number to each size of the same material, then it quickly ends up with thousands of part numbers. Find the solution by downloading this free whitepaper today.

Industry Challenges

Listed in: Transportation, Trucking

The transportation industry faces many challenges in 2015 and beyond. Increased recruiting expenses and mileage pay, truck and maintenance costs, preparation for future regulations on equipment, lost productivity due to new regulations, and a precarious market capacity situation are all stressing forces. This whitepaper provides valuable information and insights surrounding the driver shortage, driver retention, tightening regulations and capacity, railroad investment, equipment costs, and overall productivity.

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UPS B2B Purchasing Insights

Listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

Industrial distribution, once dominated by family-owned companies built on generations of personal relationships, has undergone a quiet but dramatic renaissance. Vendor reduction initiatives, widespread mergers and acquisitions, and the inevitable growth in online selling have intensified competition for available dollars. This whitepaper, conducted in partnership with research firm TNS, sheds light on factors driving the purchase decisions of those who buy or influence industrial supplies purchases. Touching on both current and intended purchase behaviors, the study offers distributors a glimpse into their competitive position in the marketplace, as well as potential areas for growth.

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How to Get More Done for Less With a GPS Fleet Tracking System

Listed in: Fleet Management, Transportation

Controlling labor costs doesn’t have to lead to diminished service quality. In fact, with a vehicle tracking solution like Networkfleet®, you can control labor costs and improve service quality at the same time by managing your entire fleet more efficiently and effectively. Combining the data from Networkfleet with a disciplined approach that rewards drivers for efficient driving habits can enable your fleet to drive fewer miles, reduce overtime and other labor expenses, and get more jobs done in less time. To learn more about a vehicle tracking solution can help bring your labor costs under control, download this free whitepaper today.

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