When expediting shipments, visibility, communication, and customer service get into gear.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's second round of stimulus funding for infrastructure development exposes a widening gap between U.S. roads, rails, and bridges and government special interests.
Wherever you went, attendees at the 2010 CSCMP Annual Conference were talking supply chain risk, volatility, disruption, and visibility.
Dannon's network design provides flexibility and speed to serve customers quickly, reduces transport time and costs, and delivers on the company's sustainability initiatives, while ensuring product freshness.
As vice president of supply chain at WireCo WorldGroup, Todd Stewart looks for cost reductions while improving service and delivery to customers.
3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics Perspectives
Charlie Jacobs of APL Logistics explains the cost savings and efficiency benefits of implementing lean practices, as demonstrated by three warehousing case studies.
The latest round of Department of Transportation TIGER grants continues the spending bias for passenger and other non-freight initiatives.
Jeremy Woods of Summit Realty Group explains how an orchestrated strategy to integrate supply chain, energy use, and real estate costs can help save money.
Green Landscape: Supply Chain Sustainability
For shipping and receiving, there are three types of pallet programs: single-use or one-way, extended-use or buy/sell, and leasing or rental. Hillary Femal of IFCO Systems describes the uses and benefits of each type.
Nathan Pieri of Management Dynamics provides tips for reducing logistics costs through improved supply chain management.
Shippers must consider multiple factors when they work with service providers to move expedited freight.
Collaborative distribution lets manufacturers, especially consumer product goods (CPG) companies, merge loads destined for the same end point to maximize trucking efficiency.
A Direct-to-Store Delivery (DSD) delivery model helps consumer goods manufacturers gain speed and increase inventory turns.
Electronic data interchange (EDI) technology and infrastructure is adapting to help businesses more quickly and accurately share information within the corporation and across the supply chain.
Transaction and shipment exceptions are common, so businesses must be able to account for these variables by enabling a proactive supply chain.
The emergence of refrigerated container units provides more cost-effective rail and intermodal shipping for perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.
The key to successful shipping in Alaska is to partner with a transportation provider that knows how to manage Alaska’s many obstacles.
Selecting a new transportation management solution (TMS), whether fully outsourced, hosted, or internally installed, requires much due diligence to pair functional need with strategic vision.
Moving cargo by air in Alaska requires expertise in transportation and logistics management.
Duane Sizemore of Total Logistic Control discusses how companies can build better relationships with third-party logistics providers through measurement, monitoring, and rewards.