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|Relieving the Holiday Hangover |
Retail madness doesn't stop at year's end -- it just reverses direction. A medicine chest of reverse logistics remedies helps alleviate retailers' inventory headaches.
SC Perspectives The Intellectual Risk of ComplexityAs multiple sourcing strategies continue their inexorable march across the world, the resultant supply chain collaboration makes it more difficult for companies to protect their intellectual property rights, says Contributing Editor Robert Malone.
3PL Line Is Your 3PL a Brand Builder?Successful branding programs begin with superior products and services, backed by excellent customer service that permeates an entire organization. Is your third-party logistics provider delivering your brand promise? asks Mitch Weckop, senior VP/GM of Schneider Transportation Management.
Viewpoint Selecting Pallet Types: One Size Does Not Fit AllAccording to Don Pulver, VP and GM of Worthington Steelpac, having a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different types of pallets is critical to choosing the right one for the job.
Green Landscape Software Tools Optimize Green LogisticsToday's logistics service providers have access to a wide variety of optimization tools to help improve efficiency, reduce costs, and go green, says Pradeep Chaudhary of Tata Consultancy Services.
Reader Profile Captain ScantasticAs vice president of logistics at Genesis Medical Imaging, Cliff Hooper makes sure service technicians receive the parts they need to keep medical equipment up and running. Through savvy manipulation of expedited shipping services, Hooper has cut his company's monthly transportation costs by more than half.
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10 Tips Selecting A Voice-Directed Picking SystemLooking to reduce errors, improve productivity, and increase accuracy in the warehouse? A voice-directed picking system can help. These tips will guide you to the right solution.
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