Articles | May 2016

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Sapa Puts a Dent in Freight Costs

Sapa Extrusions Americas achieves tremendous business benefits by implementing Cloud Logistics’ transportation management system (TMS).


INTTRA CEO John Fay: Trading Stocks for Ships

Profile of John Fay, CEO of the electronic supply chain platform, INTTRA.

Reader Profile

Dave Christensen: A Spirited Approach to Supply Chain Management

Dave Christensen, vice president, supply chain with Glazer’s, Inc., oversees demand planning, replenishment, logistics, and master data management.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

A Head in the Cloud?

The migration to web, cloud, and SaaS solutions continues, and it's a good thing for shippers. Here's why you'll love getting ahead in the cloud.

Brian Beetz

Online ExclusiveFine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesBrian Beetz

How to Handle DOT and GHS Regulations

U.S. chemical manufacturers and distributors must comply with two sets of regulations affecting chemical shipments. Here's how to stay compliant, efficient, and safe.

Good QuestionInbound Logistics

Drones in last-mile logistics: hype or help?

Readers weigh in on the future of drones in last-mile logistics.

Beth Pride

Trade Compliance StrategistBeth Pride

Of Course We’re Claiming NAFTA

Many companies falsely claim preferential duty treatment under NAFTA. This article outlines the right way to do it.

Gregg Hague

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisGregg Hague

Three Keys to Solving the Dimensional Weight Shipping Problem

Here are three immediate steps shippers can take to build more robust operations in their warehouses, helping them both deal with dimensional weight pricing and grow more efficient overall.

Martin Meacock

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisMartin Meacock

The EU’s Union Customs Code: New Opportunities for Greater Efficiency, Transparency, and Simplicity

On May 1, 2016, North American companies that trade with the EU and those with operations in the EU witnessed the beginning of the largest change to European customs procedures in the past 20 years. Find out more about the Union Customs Code (UCC).

John Laforte

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJohn Laforte

Social Media Puts Supply Chain Change at Your Fingertips

Texts, tweets, and posts are changing the ways in which the supply chain operates. Large suppliers and warehousing companies should use social media to better communicate with consumers and maximize productivity.

Charlie Fiveash

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisCharlie Fiveash

Finding a Cure for Sweating Slab Syndrome

A sweating warehouse floor slab is not easily eliminated. Here's how DC occupants and building owners can address this perplexing problem.

Rob Honeycutt

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisRob Honeycutt

Optimizing the Industrial Purchasing Experience

An instant selling and ordering procedure could be a differentiator for industrial companies looking to boost their customers' industrial buying experience.


Ten Tips

Choosing a Warehouse Management System

Before selecting a new Warehouse Management System (WMS), you have to know what drives your company to select features that target your specific needs. Use this advice to select the right WMS.


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