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    May 12, 2015

    Top 10 Warehouse Best Practices

    Posted by Jason Minghini

    Improving warehouse operations is a complex undertaking involving the blend of physical space, equipment, placement, people, and processes. It’s not unlike throwing a dance party: you need the ideal size ballroom, tables correctly placed in relationship to the dance floor, the right band, people who know the dances and move well together, and great food and drink — all working together in concert.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

    April 29, 2015

    Warehousing Best Practices: How Close are You to Best-in-Class?

    Posted by Dr. Paul Dittmann

    Logistics professionals who operate distribution centers (DCs) have a tough job. Management constantly challenges them to cut cost, which means doing more with less. While focused on that, they need to make sure that customer responsiveness does not suffer and even improves. Clearly this calls for a highly advanced management skill set.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

    December 09, 2014

    O Christmas Tree: West Coast Labor Disputes Steal Christmas from Asian Based Consumers

    Posted by Kevin Fletcher

    The ongoing labor disputes on the West Coast have threatened the US holiday retail season for many months. Fortunately, things for imports are looking promising. With a few exceptions, most of the holiday “must haves” are making it to the retail stores. Although cargo is still struggling to get through some of the nation’s largest West Coast ports; most items are making it to retail shelves.

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    Topics: Transportation Management, environment, culture, export, earth, import, shipping, supply chain

    November 25, 2014

    10 Reasons to Outsource to 3PLs

    Posted by Sean Coakley

    The popularity of third-party logistics providers’ (3PLs) is growing. Currently, 3PLs are a nearly $150 billion business in the U.S.and are utilized across market verticals; the big three Detroit auto makers use more than 30 3PL providers alone. And business is growing; 72% of shippers are increasing use.

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    Topics: Supply Chain Intelligence

    September 18, 2014

    Thinking Inside the Box: Dimensional Weight Pricing (DIM)

    Posted by Kevin Fletcher

    We've all heard the buzz regarding the major parcel carriers’ price increase on ground shipments smaller than 3 cubic feet, but you may not realize the financial impact it will have on your shipping costs.

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    Topics: Distribution & Fulfillment

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