November 2010

By Lorie King Rogers · November 19, 2010
Supplier of nutritional supplements for livestock puts a high value on its business as well as the health and well-being of its workers.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 19, 2010
When a facility’s footprint is maxed out, warehouse managers often look up—not for divine inspiration, but for increased storage capacity in the form of rack and mezzanine storage systems. Here, four companies share their successes in using vertical space to achieve their goals of better customer service, organization, logistical control and picking efficiency.
By Lorie King Rogers · November 19, 2010
It was a difficult year in the warehousing arena; new construction ground to a halt and revenues were down. But, it looks like we’ve turned the corner and the outlook is bright.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 19, 2010
Canada’s largest retailer has built the country’s largest distribution center, handling enough product to fill more than 22,000 trailers a year.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 18, 2010
Seven years after the Wal-Mart RFID mandate, RFID is alive and growing in the supply chain.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Karen E. Thuermer · November 10, 2010
While the world’s airlines are posting an impressive revenue rebound, air cargo analysts claim that volatility caused by too little or too much capacity in the market has resulted in wide swings in rates and overall carrier performance.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2010
Getting to know your customers is key to keeping the retail supply chain tight, say industry experts. That entails tactical and strategic reverse logistics planning designed for long-term relationships and sustainable revenue generation.
<p>Continental Floral’s private fleet allows the wholesale florist to change a route if a customer misses a truck and gives it the flexibility to add capacity at holiday times.</p> By John D. Schulz · November 10, 2010
Tech-savvy private fleet operators are able to justify the cost of their complex operations through high service levels, smart maintenance programs, and revenue generating backhaul opportunities that can make even the toughest CFO smile.
<p>Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross.</p> By Bridget McCrea · November 10, 2010
Fifteen months ago USA Cycling decided to trade in its manual inventory management system and roll into an On-Demand Software-as-a-Service Warehouse Management System. Today, this fluid organization is now tracking the movement of all of its equipment, clothing, and nutritional goods around the world.
<p>“ My advice to anyone is to always review your position as it relates to your department and/or company positions. Get to know the various departments outside your area and their perspectives on transportation and other vital issues.”</p> By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2010
Wayne Johnson, the 2010 NITL Logistics Executive of the Year, remains on the cutting edge of legislative reform. As he enters the next stage of his distinguished career, Johnson chairs the NITL’s Highway Committee and continues to share his knowledge with a new generation of shippers.
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