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The Retailer's Guide to Vendor Compliance and Reducing Chargebacks 

Listed in: Retail Logistics, Vendor Compliance

With increasing demands from retail buyers, this whitepaper is aimed at providing tips and best practices that shippers can utilize to help avoid delivery and compliance mishaps. You'll learn several key practices that you can put into action immediately to help boost your ability to meet your retail vendor's compliance requirements. From coordinating warehousing and production to knowing what to ask of your carrier, become empowered to ship retail without the worry of incurring costly chargebacks and fees.

Strategies to Build a More Efficient Automotive Supply Chain in China

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This whitepaper explains the top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China, and how logistics providers can support automotive companies in China.

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Dimensioning Systems: Getting the Most from Your Investment

Listed in: Packaging , Warehousing

As of Jan. 8, 2017, the cost of shipping most packages is now based on their dimensions, not just their weight. Size matters, now more than ever. Without the tools to dimension inbound and outbound parcels, many shippers and warehouses will find themselves at the mercy of their carriers–unable to predict or control costs, or even to audit their invoices. This whitepaper offers a crash course for people who need to start thinking about dimensioning solutions and don't know where to start. 

5 Dirty Secrets of Warehouse Management Systems

Listed in: Logistics IT, Warehousing, WMS

It's a fact: most best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) providers force you to pay every time you require a system change. Uncover five more dirty secrets many warehouse management systems don't want you to know. Download this whitepaper to discover these hidden truths and gain valuable information on considerations for evaluating WMS vendors. Arm yourself with information that will enable you to select a system that will fulfill your requirements today and years from now as your company grows–all at a low total cost of ownership.

Visibility Across the Manufacturing Enterprise

Listed in: Logistics IT, Supply Chain Visibility

Despite recent advancements in manufacturing technology and data management, many manufacturers still use antiquated data systems that store quality data on site at individual plants. While these systems might help to make improvements at a local level, they create data silos, preventing manufacturers from looking across their operations to find opportunities for global improvement. In this whitepaper, InfinityQS advises manufacturers to unify plant-level quality data to attain enterprise visibility. Organizations can use strong quality software and apply new data collection practices and modern analytics to unify disparate data streams and drive sophisticated analyses and improvements across their whole enterprise.

Preventing Product Recalls With Proper Planning and Equipment

Listed in: Food Logistics, Reverse Logistics

This whitepaper informs manufacturers of the reasons and potential costs of product recalls. It details how these can be avoided and offers guidance on choosing the best solutions that can be incorporated into your product quality control programs. The whitepaper addresses five main questions: What does a recall cost? What are the main reasons for recalls? How do you control the controllable? What is the best practice to minimize recalls? What do you need to research?

Omninomics—Creating a More Connected Value Chain

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The fashion industry is undergoing the biggest change since the industrial revolution: today’s consumers want convenience and authenticity. They desire innovative new products, instantaneous information, and the ability to comparison shop and easily return items that don’t fit, all while getting the best deal. How can companies collaborate to create a seamless experience for shoppers? This paper on “omninomics” will help you answer these questions.

What Arrives in L.A. Stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

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Centralized distribution can be inefficient and costly for West Coast fulfillment. A well-planned DC bypass strategy can reduce transportation and inventory carrying costs, increase speed to market, delay allocations and take pressure off existing customer distribution centers. With the help of a 3PL, retailers and manufacturers can create a customized DC bypass strategy that supports growth and addresses the increasing time-sensitivity of customer deliveries.

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Where Does Privacy Stop and Publicity Begin in the Logistics Industry?

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A comprehensive look at the complex privacy problems encountered by 3PL providers in the modern logistics industry. While 3PLs search for ways to stand apart from their competition using content marketing and social media, this can present serious privacy concerns for 3PLs and their customers. As such, 3PLs must maintain customer confidentiality when sharing customer focused content across all marketing platforms.

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3 Keys of Direct-to-Consumer Success

Listed in: 3PL, Fulfillment, Retail Logistics

What are the three keys to direct-to-consumer success, and why do they matter? Download this whitepaper now to discover: How the three keys work together to help you deliver a great brand experience, from online to on-time delivery; the two most inportant questions you should ask your 3PL about how it manages your online orders; the two essential qualities your 3PL must have to ensure same-day fulfillment of every order; and the single most important tool your 3PL needs to select the most cost-effective shipping method for on-time delivery.

Digital Editions

July 2016 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2016

(292 pages • 62 MB PDF)

January 2016 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2016

(345 pages • 85.1 MB PDF)

2016 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2016 Logistics Planner

(140 pages • 32.3 MB PDF)

Top 100 3PL Providers Cover

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Top 100 3PL Providers

(12 pages • 0.69 MB PDF)