Software Roundtable: The Supply Chain Execution Puzzle
Exacting service levels have driven the convergence of software solutions from discrete functions to a more holistic platform. The success of each...
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By Josh Bond · October 5, 2016
Following the rapid development of fleet management solutions and a flurry of adoption, the lessons learned are informing a new vision of how best to optimize a fleet. Lift truck management, Forklift fleet management, Lift Truck Tips, Optimization of Lift Truck Fleet.
By John D. Schulz · October 4, 2016
VWR’s redesign of its West Coast shipping operation incorporates a newly designed pool distribution strategy that reduces demurrage and drayage costs, improves next-day delivery and has greatly increased efficiency in the region.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2016
Will the historic downfall of one major carrier provide a lesson for other Tier 1 competitors? As maritime analysts share their insights and forecasts of the ocean carrier market for 2017, they contend that this could be the year of reckoning for some.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2016
The recent Global Cold Chain Alliance report shows that temperature-controlled warehouse space has experienced steady growth since 2014. Emerging markets, including those with undeveloped transport infrastructure, played a key role in this trend in spite of lingering challenges. Cold Storage Transportation News, Trends in cold supply chain tranportation
By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph. D., Professor, University of Tennessee Karl B. Manrodt, PH. D., Professor, Georgia College and State University · September 20, 2016
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2016
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly automated DC driven by an integrated warehouse management and execution system. The result is a strategic weapon helping to drive the business forward.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2016
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are the main modes for inventory control and fulfillment management in DCs, but many legacy systems have been in service for 15 to 20 years or more and weren’t designed to accommodate e-commerce needs. Here’s what rises to the top of the list in today’s WMS decisions.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Exacting service levels have driven the convergence of software solutions from discrete functions to a more holistic platform. The success of each software package is no longer measured by performance in a given silo, but in the overall mission to achieve optimal customer satisfaction. Supply Chain Software Insight, Warehouse Management Software, WMS Advice
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Consumer demands are transforming supply chains, and a successful 3PL must be a partner in its customers’ transformations. The result: A substantial increase in services and capabilities. Third Party Logistics Tips for Success, Customer relationships and third party logistics
By Chris Lewis · September 1, 2016
Unlike nearly every other aspect of distribution centers and manufacturing plants, loading docks have not been altered—until recently, that is. History of Dock Equipment, Loading Dock evolution, Loading Dock Equipment Evaluation, Innovations in Dock Equipment
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2016
Retail distribution operations turn to automation and software to support handling practices that strengthen customer loyalty.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2016
American Eagle’s new DC is built around an inbound conveyor and sortation system, six multi-level pick modules and a warehouse execution system.
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2016
In the midst of rapid 3PL market growth, cultural shifts in consumerism and technological disruptions are putting more pressure on the collaborative efforts between logistics managers and their service partners. Our panel sets out to help shippers thrive in the new era of bigger, more dynamic 3PLs. Third Party Logistics Discussion, 3PL Insights 2016, 3PL Discussion
By John D. Schulz · August 31, 2016
Once the domain of the green eyeshade set, today’s freight payment and auditing companies are enjoying new markets with sophisticated online data mining and analytics capabilities. Best practices are saving big dollars for industry and shippers.

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