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Transportation Trends and Insights

Transportation Trends and Insights

This e-book represents a collection of some of Penske's monthly Transportation Insights. The pieces here focus on three key areas: talent shortage, driver health and well-being, and safety and compliance. From innovative solutions that address the issues of talent challenges and multiple areas of... »


Taking Transportation Management to the Next Level

Taking Transportation Management to the Next Level

Transportation management lies at the heart of supply chain execution. Because it impacts so many core functions of the business, it exerts a crucial influence on the organization's ability to serve customers and achieve desired service levels. A significant measure of supply chain performance is... »


How to Achieve ROI on Distribution Costs in Under 6 Months

How to Achieve ROI on Distribution Costs in Under 6 Months

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers' hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM). For years, manufacturers and brands have worked to reduce CoM as the means to reducing their net landed cost of goods to compete and... »


The Omni-Returns Experience

The Omni-Returns Experience

Retail returns are projected to reach $460 billion by 2017, outpacing projected ecommerce sales by $20 billion. To stay ahead of the competition, retailers need to consider revamping their returns strategy to provide a seamless returns process for the consumer while decreasing the cost of returns... »


Streamlining Your Freight with an Integrated Transportation Network

Streamlining Your Freight with an Integrated Transportation Network

In today's challenging transportation market, where the pool of qualified drivers is shrinking, safety regulations are tighter than ever and fuel prices eat up much of your transportation budget, how do you find time to focus on your business? For many businesses, the key to securing capacity in... »


What Are the Advantages of Third Party Logistics?

What Are the Advantages of Third Party Logistics?

Supply chain challenges can weaken the foundation of any business, obstruct product flow, erode customer satisfaction, and drain profits. Collaborating with a 3PL partner can bring measurable value to the entire enterprise. Find out why and how to choose the right 3PL for you. Please CLICK... »


The ABCs of DCs -- Distribution Center Management: A Best Practices Overview

The ABCs of DCs -- Distribution Center Management: A Best Practices Overview

Written by one of the most experienced supply chain institutions and thought leaders in the U.S. - Dr. Paul Dittmann, the University of Tennessee. The supply chain management faculty at UT Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, identified warehousing best practices for modern distribution centers... »


Beyond Speeds & Feeds - How Thoughtful Engineering Created the Barcode Printer of the Future

Beyond Speeds & Feeds - How Thoughtful Engineering Created the Barcode Printer of the Future

SATO's CLNX Thermal Printer Solves Problems, Really. SATO has simplified the operational efficiency with three EASY steps. 1. Easy to Integrate with auto detection for onboard emulations. 2. Easy-to-Use with on-board tutorials for instantaneous operator guidance reducing time and expense... »


Same-Day Delivery--The Next Retail Game-Changer

Same-Day Delivery--The Next Retail Game-Changer

While same-day delivery has been identified as a competitive game-changer, the wrong approach prevents retailers from cashing in on its potential. By adapting traditional delivery methods, they end up having to choose between escalating costs and unreliable service. The right strategy and... »


Eliminating Waste in Supply Chains

Eliminating Waste in Supply Chains

Ryder experts unveil the five leading principals for a LEAN supply chain, which leads to a culture of continuous improvement, increased efficiency and less waste. In the supply chain arena, creating a LEAN culture offers tremendous opportunities for companies seeking continuous, incremental gains... »


Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Companies that are facing drastic change must adapt to survive. For this top global publisher, that meant adjusting to declining print volumes and increases in smaller, more customized orders. The company chose to engage a third-party logistics provider to consolidate facilities and rewrite their... »


Front and Center

Front and Center

Sustainability has benefits beyond being "green." With a sustainable supply chain strategy, companies are streamlining processes, reducing waste and realizing cost savings. This white paper details the six steps to developing a sustainability strategy and finding a third party... »


Integrating Contract Packaging with Distribution Operations

Integrating Contract Packaging with Distribution Operations

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


Free Green Freight Handbook Now Available

Free Green Freight Handbook Now Available

The Green Freight Handbook is a practical guide to making changes that cut emissions and save costs in logistics operations. This free, 66-page guide was developed by the green freight team at Environmental Defense Fund. It is chock full of helpful information on sustainable freight strategies,... »


How Lean is Lean?

How Lean is Lean?

Lean quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars' worth of value across corporate supply chains. But, if you're not careful, these programs can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your quality improvement efforts. This quick-read eBook reviews ways to make... »


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