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The Wheels of Change: Questions & Answers with Ed Melching<br />

The Wheels of Change: Questions & Answers with Ed Melching

When Navistar sought to position itself for worldwide growth across all divisions by recasting its supply chain operations, it wiped the slate completely clean and put an engineer with zero logistics experience in charge. Here’s the story of how Ed Melching led Navistar to global growth—and significant supply chain gains.

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Sorting Through Materials Handling Decisions<br />

Sorting Through Materials Handling Decisions

What happens in the warehouse no longer stays in the warehouse. Today, optimizing materials handling equipment and processes inside the four walls starts at the top, and impacts the entire supply chain.

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Following the LEED

Following the LEED

Industrial property developers are cultivating greener distribution facilities and nurturing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards compliance.

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Certifiable Results<br />

Certifiable Results

SmartWay Partner. ISO. C-TPAT. Cargo Network Service. Cargo 2000. FAST. Logistics service providers attain a multitude of certifications, but what does it mean for shippers? Find out how providers qualify, and what you can gain from working with certified partners.

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Auto Logistics: Revving Up Service Parts Logistics Operations<br />

Auto Logistics: Revving Up Service Parts Logistics Operations

To boost efficiency and pave the road for global service parts logistics management, Ford is steering a 10-year plan to revamp its service parts network, processes, and technologies. Here is a peek under the hood of Ford’s new “best-in-class plus” operation.

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On the Road: Midnight in Memphis

FedEx primary package facility processes 2,500 items an hour. A behind-the-scenes look reveals how the bustling facility operates. MORE TO THE STORY: A Matter of Choice   Destination: Memphis, Tenn. Location: Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee, third-largest city in the U.S. Southeast, located in the southwest corner of the state along the Mississippi […]

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Ask the (M)experts 2011

Ask the (M)experts 2011

For an update on what’s new in security, infrastructure, and manufacturing in Mexico since last year’s edition of Ask the (M)experts, Inbound Logistics checked in with a new crop of supply chain leaders and economic development experts— and some of last year’s MVPs.

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Economic Development Outlook: Focus on 2011

Economic Development Outlook: Focus on 2011

Does lingering uncertainty about economic conditions, freight demands, and funding sources pose a threat to industrial real estate development and transportation infrastructure projects?

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Logistics Gets to Work

Good news! Jobs are opening up for logistics professionals as businesses recover from the economic downturn.

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