March 18 2008
Youve been considering an online solution to your global supply chain management needs. But how do you know what kind of solutions will work for you? What do you need to do in order to prepare your company... View More
Aug. 28 2007
In the last issue of PARCEL, I talked about companies achieving competitive advantage by sticking to their core competencies and outsourcing non-core competencies to supply chain partners. In this article,... View More
Aug. 8 2006
With almost ten and a half million registered vehicles, the Illinois Secretary of State (ISOS) office knew it had a daunting fulfillment task when the decision was made to redesign and issue motorists... View More
Aug. 8 2006
When wire is braided together, it becomes much stronger and more effective. Montgomery Wire, a division of Global Wire, used the same type of closely wound partnership to transform its inventory control... View More
Aug. 8 2006
On Christmas Eve, 1968, while Apollo 8 orbited the moon, the astronauts read from Genesis and wished us peace on Earth. As a boy, I marveled at the accomplishment of sending men beyond the moon. Upon the... View More
Aug. 8 2006
People all over the world have come to depend on Smith & Nephew to address their pressing health care needs and improve their quality of life. Smith & Nephew focuses on repairing the human body with its... View More
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

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