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October 2010

Reverse Lifecycle Management: The Next Opportunity in Reverse Logistics

Offered By: Kewill
This whitepaper discusses the many challenges in the Reverse Logistics (RL) industry and the business case for implementing an integrated, end-to-end, enterprise system for managing reverse supply chains. The report is supported by an extensive market research study of over 250 reverse logistics professionals conducted by Blumberg Advisory Group, Inc. In addition, a new holistic concept for understanding end-to-end Reverse Logistics processes is introduced—Reverse Lifecycle Management (RLM). In this complimentary report on Reverse Logistics you will learn:
  • Key characteristics of RL supply chains and resulting business challenges.
  • How to achieve end-to-end integration of business functions related to RL.
  • Critical market trends of RL and their impact on IT requirements.
  • Key elements and business benefits of a successful RLM system.
  • Ways to optimize financial and operations performance with better utilization of RL assets and resources.

Ten Best Practices for Motor Freight Optimization

Offered By: LMS
These proven freight optimization tactics will help you reduce transportation costs and increase asset utilization without compromising service to your customers. This comprehensive, how-to whitepaper details the best practices for optimizing your motor freight operations. Learn how to best control costs and service—regardless of market conditions.

5 Top 3PL Billing Challenges And How to Conquer Them

Offered By: 3PL Central
3PLs face many challenges, particularly when they want to implement a solid billing process. Without a doubt, a 3PL must strive to understand each customer’s unique process and address these challenges in order to streamline the billing process. Get this free whitepaper and learn the top five billing challenges that all 3PLs face, as well as strategies to overcome them. Learn more about supporting multiple billing schedules, transaction charges, storage fees, invoicing, and more.

Nine Telltale Signs You Should Replace Your Current WMS

Offered By: HighJump Software
Is an inflexible or legacy warehouse management system (WMS) putting your business at risk? You rely on a warehouse management system to maintain ongoing operations, support changing customer requirements, keep up with new industry regulations, and simply get product out the door on a daily basis. What happens when you’re no longer able to get the job done? In this new industry report, Nine Telltale Signs You Should Replace Your Current WMS, you’ll learn to analyze the operational factors influenced by your WMS—and find out whether your system is constraining your company’s growth and global reach.

ERP Implementations Streamlining through Supply Chain Outsourcing

Offered By: Ryder
Outsourcing non-core activities, like logistics and warehouse management, reduces the complexity, risks, costs and time to go-live of ERP systems. It’s common for companies implementing all-encompassing ERP systems to have at least some problems, delays and cost overruns. For The Hershey Company, Levi Strauss and Company, and Whirlpool, those problems had a dramatic effect on the companies’ bottom lines. Outsourcing is a proven method to achieve world-class logistics and warehousing operations in a fraction of the time—and risk—of implementing an ERP system.

Competitive Marketing Analysis-Wholesale Trade

Offered By: Ameren Economic Development
Among the Midwest’s largest utilities, Ameren’s Illinois and Missouri service area has an unusually strong set of assets for distribution centers and related business facilities. Ameren’s whitepaper, Competitive Marketing Analysis-Wholesale Trade, discusses how selected business costs range from 18 percent to 27 percent below the national average for distribution centers. Learn how Ameren’s advantages of least-cost option, market access, and connectivity can work for you.

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