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October 2011

Aberdeen Group Report: Globalization — Linking Supply Chain Transformation to the Profit and Loss Statement

Offered By: Management Dynamics
This report from the Aberdeen Group looks at how 56 companies with active C-level involvement are approaching the global expansion of their supply chains relative to their peers. It is intended to serve as a decision framework for supply chain transformations that yield positive net contribution to the company's bottom line.

GTM Best Practices Survey: Balancing the Growth of Global Trade and Regulations

Offered By: Kewill
This informative report is based on responses from 800-plus logistics and export professionals in an industry survey on the state of global trade management. The report also provides industry benchmark data on the preparation time and error rates for export documentation, denied party screening, and license determination. Focus areas of report:
  • How shippers need to prepare for Export Control Reform
  • How shippers can prepare for these changes
  • Ways to mitigate compliance risk
  • Automated Export System filings

Creating a Distribution Powerhouse: Why Rapid Deployment Matters

Offered By: KIVA Systems
Ask yourself this: what would your opportunity costs be if your distribution operations could not accommodate changes in volumes, product assortments, or delivery timelines? The speed to deploy material handling, add capacity, and change operations is critical for long-term success. Fast system deployment can be the difference between kicking the competition out of the water and limiting your growth. Read this whitepaper to learn how to create a distribution powerhouse.

Improving Customer and Driver Satisfaction with Mobile Technology

Offered By: Panasonic Solutions Company
Labatt Food Service is a San Antonio, Texas-based distributor of food and food-related products to restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company is widely recognized in the food service distribution industry as an innovative, customer-focused and high-energy leader. In 2008, Labatt decided to use technology to improve driver satisfaction and delivery efficiency. After exhaustive research, the company selected the Panasonic Toughbook® U1 running on the AT&T mobile broadband network as their solution. Since adopting the solution, Labatt has seen process efficiency improvements and a reduction in fuel consumption. And, driver turnover has been cut in half.

Lean Guiding Principles for the Supply Chain - Principle 4: Short Lead Time

Offered By: Ryder
Ryder's Lean Guiding Principles are the foundation for operational excellence in all its customers’ warehouses. Principle 4 is Short Lead Time: improving quality and profitability with a steady flow of inventory arriving exactly when it's needed. Implementing short lead time ensures that a facility can meet increases in customer demand without having to ramp up resources. This results in significant savings, ultimately strengthening the company's bottom line.
Learn more here.

Border Hassles That Can Put the Canadian Market Out of Reach: What Your Business Should Know

Offered By: Purolator International, Inc.
This whitepaper discusses regulatory and logistical hurdles U.S. businesses must be aware of when shipping across the U.S./Canadian border. These challenges must be understood and addressed as part of the cross-border experience. Transporting goods into Canada is a complicated process. Regulations and protocols are constantly changing and U.S. businesses must entrust their Canadian-bound shipments to a qualified logistics provider that ensures shipments are afforded every trade enhancement, priority clearance review, and duty/tax reduction to which they are entitled.

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