Aug. 8 2006
The second annual Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum will take place October 4-6, 2004 at the Radisson O�Hare Hotel located in Rosemont, Illinois. This year�s theme, �Putting the Pieces to Your Small... View More
July 26 2006
Synchronizing supply chain partners. Slashing inventory carrying costs. Improving customer service. Speeding cash flow. Expediting customs. Optimizing manufacturing schedules. All are enabled by � and... View More
July 26 2006
In today�s fast-paced, real-time environments where customers expect almost instantaneous delivery with 100% accuracy, optimizing demand execution processes is the name of the game. Successful parcel packing... View More
July 26 2006
The Internet is usually given credit � good and bad � for every new development in manufacturing and distribution. But while processing data through the Internet has an impact on the success of many a... View More
July 26 2006
Not too long ago supply chain network modeling was done on Excel spreadsheets using latitude, longitude and rough data. These crude models, called �centers of gravity� or �centroids,� estimated the middle... View More
July 25 2006
This is the mission of the Department of Defense�s (DoD) Automatic Identification Technologies (AIT) program. Even for the inventor of electronic data interchange (EDI), the DoD found that electronic... View More
July 25 2006
Increasing pressure to reduce costs and improve service levels has forced companies to refine where they position inventory throughout their supply chains and at what level. Traditional supply chains followed... View More
July 25 2006
There is nothing small about the small-shipment industry. In fact, it is estimated that the small-parcel sector is the fastest-growing niche market in the logistics industry, representing roughly a $110... View More
July 25 2006
After a decade or so of the term supply chain management being used, we seem to understand what it is, or at least what it can do for us. We do many things differently now. Some areas, like materials management,... View More
July 24 2006
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ... View More
July 24 2006
Around the globe, postal and parcel services have long been among the most trusted third parties, reliably delivering millions of letters and packages to homes and businesses each day. Today, economic... View More
July 24 2006
The newsstand distribution environment is facing serious problems today, especially multiple handling of magazines and long cycle times. There is obvious room for improvement. Despite complications... View More
July 24 2006
Facing mounting pressure to manage rapidly growing order complexity with an outdated order fulfillment system, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) decided to transform its entire operation... View More
July 24 2006
One of the most overlooked components of the supply chain is packaging. There are still companies that take the simple �price and delivery� approach when selecting packaging. Inexpensive packaging may... View More
July 24 2006
Thanks to the Internet, demands for real-time supply chain management are being heard from the smallest customers to the most influential seats in the boardroom. This has brought increased attention on... View More
July 24 2006
Many years ago, picking, packing and shipping an order was a slow and error-prone process. Expectations were far lower, and the time it took to get an order didn�t seem to be an urgent issue in most cases.... View More
July 24 2006
Today�s distributors are faced with supplying an evolving marketplace that consists of smarter and more demanding customers. They are continuously presented with new challenges and frequently asked to... View More
July 21 2006
My name is Isaac Edwards, and this is my first week with my new company. I was recently recruited to participate in the selection of a new Supply Chain Execution (SCE) application. The new company is a... View More

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