Articles | March 2013

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Case Studies

Brian Morgan

Reader Profile

Brian Morgan: Transportation Superconductor

As director of logistics at electrical wiring equipment manufacturer Leviton, Brian Morgan drives transportation efficiencies to meet complex customer requirements.


Mike Challman

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesMike Challman

Are You Paying Too Much for Transportation? Benchmark Carrier Activities to Find Out

By reviewing shipment history, carrier assignments, and freight invoices, a benchmark study will accurately reveal your company’s transportation costs, writes Mike Challman, VP of North American Operations, ChemLogix.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

America’s Hardened Arteries

The United States lags behind other nations in transportation policy and infrastructure funding, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo.

Justin Woulfe

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJustin Woulfe

Performance-Based Negotiations: Simulation as Support for Decision-Making

Using an advanced logistics simulation tool to analyze system performance and lifecycle cost can help logisticians negotiate better performance-based logistics contracts, writes Justin Woulfe of WPI Services.

Sweta Ashwarya

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceSweta Ashwarya

Five Tips for Landing a Successful Supply Chain Internship

Internships in supply chain and logistics organizations help students to evaluate the company’s nature, culture, work environment and career advancement opportunities, writes University of San Diego MBA candidate Sweta Ashwarya.

Kevin Payne

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisKevin Payne

Tracking Tools Protect Food Shipment Freshness

Monitoring the pallet-level temperature of fresh, frozen, and packaged foods allows shippers and transporters to more effectively manage the quality and safety of products as they move through the supply chain, writes Kevin Payne of Intelleflex.

Ronald Leibman

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisRonald Leibman

Understanding Warehouseman’s Liens

Parties storing goods in warehouses need to be alert to liens on their goods, writes Ron Leibman of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland, & Perretti LLP. To avoid unpleasant surprises, both parties to a warehousing agreement must understand their rights and the documents that cover their transactions.

Alan Tonelson

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisAlan Tonelson

To Rebuild America’s Economy, Keep Products at Home

Rebuilding the U.S. economy through trade requires enabling domestic manufacturers to regain home markets, writes Alan Tonelson of the U.S. Business and Industry Council.


Ten Tips

Preparing Your Supply Chain For Seasonal Peaks

Plan for seasonal peaks by securing efficient labor, sufficient warehouse space, and reliable carriers.


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