Articles | January 2014

Feature Stories

Case Studies

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Heroic Logistics Saves the Day for DC Comics

Special print production needs prompted DC Comics to seek an overseas partner and rework its logistics.

Worker pulling packages off DSW's sortation system

DC Solutions

DSW Tries On New SKUs and Stocks

Retailer DSW's new replenishment materials handling solution improves inventory control and reduces in-store markdowns.

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I.T. Toolkit

Drafting a New Route Planning System

Molson Coors Canada’s new delivery planning system integrates routing, pallet building, and truck loading.

Sean Vasquez

Reader Profile

Sean Vasquez: Heard It Through the Grapevine

Sean Vasquez manages EDI and transportation for Sun-Maid Growers of California.


Kelly Christie

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesKelly Christie

Five Ways to Drive Efficiency In International Logistics

These five components are key for companies who want to streamline their international supply chain.

Jett McCandless

Carriers Corner: Air, Ocean, Rail, Road TopicsJett McCandless

Brokers Are Commoditizing LTL Carriers... And That’s a Good Thing

Shippers and trucking brokers must understand the differences among the service levels carriers offer.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Year of Uncertainty?

2014 may be a year of uncertainty, but inbound logistics best practices can help improve supply chain operations, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Well, There’s One Thing That’s Certain…

Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton shares highlights from the January 2014 issue.

Gary Hanifan

Green Landscape: Supply Chain SustainabilityGary Hanifan

Weathering Climate Change and Supply Chain Risk

Supply chains must develop strategies for reducing risk related to climate change, such as drought and extreme weather.

Gururaj Rao

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyGururaj Rao

Achieving True Mobility in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Mobile technology offers flexible, affordable solutions for supply chain operations.

Sebastian Valencia

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologySebastian Valencia

Supply Chain Analytics: Overcoming Obstacles to Stay Ahead of Your Competitors

Leveraging data analysis and technology integration can generate powerful insights to transform today’s supply chains.

Curtis Greve

Reverse LogisticsCurtis Greve

Minimizing the Financial Impact of Peak Season Returns

Processing defective returns and overstocks quickly helps retailers maximize the recovery rate on this inventory.

Michelle Benjamin

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceMichelle Benjamin

Creating Meaningful Logistics Training Programs on a Budget

Job training is vital to maintaining a skilled and properly credentialed workforce, and must be built into every budget.

Bryan Nella

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBryan Nella

Maximize Nearshoring Value to Minimize Supply Chain Complexity

Shifting production closer to the U.S. can benefit supply chains, but nearshoring also presents obstacles.


Ten Tips

Building a Core Carrier Program

When choosing core carriers, evaluate customer service, on-time delivery, company stability, and workforce quality.


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