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Dimensional Weight: Don't Let It Weigh You Down

Listed in: packaging , Small Package Services

Dim weight pricing changes do not have to weigh heavily on manufacturers and retailers from a financial or operational perspective. By taking the proactive steps outlined in this whitepaper, companies can help ensure they are protecting their customers' products, their reputations, and their bottom lines.

Becoming a Shipper of Choice

Listed in: 3PL, Trucking

If you are a shipper relying on for-hire carriers, or an asset-light 3PL, you are no doubt aware that there are at present several significant issues conspiring to make it more expensive and more difficult to get your goods delivered. The solution for many is to become what’s known as a “Shipper of Choice”. This White Paper explains how shippers can sustain and grow their bottom line by becoming carrier friendly.

How Lean is Lean?

Listed in: Sustainability

Lean quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars' worth of value across corporate supply chains. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your quality improvement efforts. This eBook reviews practical ways to make sure Lean program management doesn’t get in the way of getting the work done.

Dwell: How Intermodal Terminal Congestion Impacts Capacity and Service

Listed in: Intermodal, Rail

The railroad industry is experiencing a congestion issue called "dwell" that, when combined with recent and forecast increases in rail volume, impacts capacity, service, and growth. Dwell is the period of time starting when a container is unloaded from the train and ending when the container has departed from the rail facility. This whitepaper examines the problem with dwell, and offers solutions.

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The True Cost of Ownership for Counterbalance Forklifts: Understanding the Impact of Hidden Costs

Listed in: Forklifts, Materials Handling

Counterbalance forklift owners seeking to best manage their industrial equipment investment will find this new whitepaper very helpful. It explores how performance and durability, service and maintenance, and ergonomics can impact overall expenses; and illustrates how important it is to take a more comprehensive approach to understanding the true cost of ownership for counterbalance forklifts.

Gearing Up For Petrochemical Export Growth in North America

Listed in: Chemical Logistics, Global Logistics

With plastics export set to triple in the United States by 2020, petrochemical producers need additional storage and transportation capacity to accommodate this growth. This whitepaper offers in-depth analysis into additional storage capacity needed along the supply chain and at ports, and how producers plan to collaborate with stakeholders across the supply chain. It also provides tangible solutions to help companies overcome pressing issues such as storage and transportation capacity, and new infrastructure requirements.

Do "Favored Shippers" Really Receive Better Pricing and Service?

Listed in: 3PL, Transportation

Anecdotal evidence and some qualitative research suggests that "favored shippers" — companies for which carriers prefer to haul freight — obtain better pricing and service. But do they? In this paper, Iowa State University researchers explain: ·How they sought to understand the voice of U.S. truckload carriers. ·How they quantitatively measured the effects of "favored shipper" characteristics on transportation costs. ·What characteristics actually make shippers favored in the transportation marketplace.

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Turn Your Warehouse on its Head: Improve Productivity, Quality and Safety from the Ground Up

Listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

This whitepaper from the experts at Penske Logistics focuses on a bottom-up approach to successfully launching an effective labor management software program. It offers actionable steps for creating the right culture, phasing in the implementation, and ensuring benchmarks are met. Additionally, it cites an industry success story and lists six steps to assessing the efficiency of your warehouse.

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