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Examination of an Inbound Web Portal

Listed in: 3PL, Logistics IT

In an industry that is largely slow to adopt new technology, it can be daunting to bring 3PL providers, customers, vendors and carriers together to enhance the supply chain. However, those parties willing to embrace new processes will appreciate the benefits of an inbound web portal. This whitepaper describes the inbound web portal process, outlines the supply chain benefits, and offers advice for overcoming obstacles during implementation.

Find the Money: How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

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Transportation leaders are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs while improving service levels as they conduct strategic assessments. Using the Spend Diagram to document freight flows and costs on a single page is the best way for a transportation team to collect data and focus their efforts. Read our white paper to learn how a Spend Diagram can identify savings opportunities throughout your transportation operations.

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.

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2017 Logistics Planner Cover

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2017 Logistics Planner

(144 pages • 43 MB PDF)

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