Feature Stories

Understanding Incoterms

Here’s a handy guide to Incoterms, a set of international rules for the interpretation of the most commonly used trade terms. Applying Incoterms to sale and purchase contracts makes global trade easier and helps partners in different countries understand one another.

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Fast Food: SCM Feeds the Need

Whether by increasing inventory turns or compressing order cycle time, food companies are looking for ways to reach maximum speed.

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Retail Roundup: The End of the Supply Chain

It’s all about what happens at the cash register. So how do retailers and their partners efficiently match demand to supply with good customer service, and still ring up profits? Eleven industry observers offer their perspective on what retailers can do to survive and prosper.

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Don’t Even Think About Outsourcing Until You Read These Success Stories

From Fortune 50 organizations to startup operations, a growing number of companies are outsourcing components of their logistics and supply chain functions to third-party logistics providers. Take the New England operation of Greenleaf Automotive Recyclers, a distributor of recycled auto parts. Last year the company decided to outsource its local customer deliveries to improve operations […]

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What Does Your 3PL Really Think?

Third-party logistics providers struggle with customer demands to continuously create value. So, how are they doing? Inbound Logistics took this question to a group of 3PL providers to find out how they validate their value proposition in today’s environment, and how they plan to serve you looking forward. Follow us as we pan the 3PL industry and zoom in on some emerging trends.

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