Articles | July 2014

Feature Stories

Case Studies

TAJ Flooring executives Julie Kyle and Denise Johnson


TMS: Getting in on the Ground Floor

TAJ Flooring used a transportation management system to improve shipment and freight spend visibility.

DC Solutions

Wheel Genius: Racing to Improve Data Collection

Bar-code reading errors slowed Champion Tire and Wheel’s operation; a new laser scanner got the company back on track.

Bruce Kulp, SVP of supply chain and refurbishment, Game Stop

Reader Profile

Bruce Kulp Scores Big

When it comes to keeping up with demand, Game Stop's Bruce Kulp doesn’t play around.


Stephen Hamilton

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesStephen Hamilton

10 Steps to Import Compliance

Establish internal controls, audits, and system checks to accurately manage the import process.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

3PL Evolution Continues

Third-party logistics services evolved to meet shippers' changing transportation, distribution, and warehousing needs.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

3PL e-Volution Continues

Online retailers such as Amazon and eBay are expanding their offerings to provide their vendors with logistics support.

John W. Wallace

EcoDevJohn W. Wallace

Panama: Leveraging Opportunities Beyond the Canal

Leverage Panama’s developments into your distribution hub for a more streamlined, efficient, and profitable bottom line.

Mike Meehan

Green Landscape: Supply Chain SustainabilityMike Meehan

Could New Fuel Efficiency Standards Lead to Transportation Cost Savings?

New federal emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks may prompt fleet operators to invest in new equipment.

Bob McKee

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyBob McKee

Optimizing the Fashion Supply Chain

Fashion businesses must react instantly to fashion shifts and focus on getting goods to consumers quickly.

Robert F. Byrne

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyRobert F. Byrne

Forecasting Seasonal Surges Keeps Products on the Shelf

Transportation forecasting lets shippers collaborate with carriers to identify capacity gaps and reallocate assets.

Curtis Greve

Reverse LogisticsCurtis Greve

Why Every Manufacturer Needs a Reverse Logistics Solution

Reverse logistics solutions can improve the bottom line, and reduce potential regulatory liabilities.

Jim Gaskell

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJim Gaskell

How to Create a Forklift Safety Culture

New forklift-based technologies can positively impact safety goals in your facility.

Dan Grimm

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisDan Grimm, Dawn Jones

Taking a Smarter Approach to WMS RFPs

Create your WMS RFP with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of potential suppliers.

Dr. Matthew Waller

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisDr. Matthew Waller

Innovation in Business Processes from Northwest Arkansas

Business process innovations have made great leaps thanks to two Northwest Arkansas companies: JB Hunt and Walmart.

Mike Rozembajgier

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisMike Rozembajgier

Retailers, Watch Your Waste Lines

Partnering with an expert can help retailers ensure they comply with hazardous waste regulations.


Ten Tips

Preventing Shipment Damage

Properly prepare shipments and test packaging to prevent product damage and returns.


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