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Integrate Contract Packaging with Distribution Operations for Dramatic Savings

Integrate Contract Packaging with Distribution Operations for Dramatic Savings

CPG companies can reduce supply chain costs dramatically by integrating final packaging into existing distribution operations and entrusting the packaging function to the logistics professionals who manage warehousing and transportation.  Doing so can reduce combined distribution, packaging... »


Is It Time to Think About Logistics Outsourcing?

Is It Time to Think About Logistics Outsourcing?

The demands placed on today's supply chains are becoming more complex and more challenging. Partnering with an integrated supply chain solutions provider to outsource logistic operations presents a company with valuable benefits and advantages across a wide range of logistic functions. By taking a... »


Pricing for Profit in Container Shipping

Pricing for Profit in Container Shipping

Discover how to price for profit in the container shipping industry. Find out more about price analytics and optimization technology from Quintiq. Download your copy of the Quintiq guide to price optimization for container shipping to learn whether your rate formulae are costing you money, how... »


The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

As the pace of change accelerates in today's world, the demands placed on supply chains are increasing dramatically. By partnering with an integrated supply chain solutions provider, companies can achieve a wide range of advantages without investing in supply chain infrastructure. With a holistic... »


Retailer-Supplier Collaboration: Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to Improve Supply Chain Performance

Retailer-Supplier Collaboration:  Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to Improve Supply Chain Performance

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration between retailers and suppliers promotes a leaner, more profitable supply chain for all. But the pace of collaborative initiatives has been slow. To understand why, KANE interviewed logistics executives at both retailers and CPG manufacturers on issues... »


Combatting Rising Costs of Distribution

Combatting Rising Costs of Distribution

A perfect storm of circumstances - including labor shortages, growing demand for shipping services, regulatory burdens and systemic infrastructure problems - has boosted freight costs by as much as 14 percent since 2012 for consumer packaged goods companies. While large shippers have been able to... »


Is your Organization Prepared for a TMS Implementation?

Is your Organization Prepared for a TMS Implementation?

As organizations across the world demonstrate every day, a TMS can improve margins by reducing net landed costs of goods. Yet shippers must understand that successfully implementing a TMS is about far more than the technology. While the solutions on the market are sound, they require the right... »


The Value of Managing Global Transportation from a Single Platform

The Value of Managing Global Transportation from a Single Platform

Intent on gaining visibility, saving money, and operating as lean as possible, today's global shippers are increasingly turning to global transportation management systems that provide oversight of their supply chains from a single, online platform. Download this free white paper from MercuryGate... »


Instituting a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Instituting a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Today's global shippers and 3PLs are operating in dynamic business environments and under constant pressure to control costs and identify efficiencies. Many of these companies overlook the need for a robust Transportation Management System (TMS), and just one in four organizations fully leverages... »


Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends

Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends

Don't let the next seasonal peak limit your logistics strategy. 75% of logistics professionals report that their inventory significantly exceeds capacity at some point during the year. These peaks present a host of financial and logistical challenges but solutions do exist. Download the... »


Fast Growing Fresh Supply Chains Require New Approaches to Delivery

Fast Growing Fresh Supply Chains Require New Approaches to Delivery

Consumer demand for more fresh ready-to eat products is driving development of new replenishment models based on smaller, more frequent deliveries, versatile truck drivers and the latest temperature-controlled trailer technology. Read this special report to find out how a mix of equipment,... »


Calming Near-Term Planning Chaos With a Demand Control Process

Calming Near-Term Planning Chaos With a Demand Control Process

Demand Control is a process designed to take chaos out of near-term planning and promote actions that enable companies to profitably meet abnormal demand. The results are better performance and improved working environments. Read this special report to find out more about demand control. Please... »


8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk

8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk

Start anticipating and preventing threats to your global supply chain. The 8 Principles of Supply Chain Risk, from IDV Solutions' Chris Kushmaul, will help guide companies as they mature their supply chain risk management program and make changes to proactively minimize the impact of risk... »


Achieve 4,200 Orders/Hour using Zero Picking Labor

Achieve 4,200 Orders/Hour using Zero Picking Labor

Being able to pick your fastest moving SKUs up to 4,200 orders per hour regardless of line count and quantity is part of the solution organizations are looking for today. The fact that zero order picking labor is required to accomplish this makes the Return on Investment (ROI) that more... »


Understanding Chain of Responsibility in the Supply Chain

Understanding Chain of Responsibility in the Supply Chain

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