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B2B Returns: Finding Value and Opportunity in a Well-Managed Returns Process

B2B Returns: Finding Value and Opportunity in a Well-Managed Returns Process

While most industry and media attention has focused largely on product returns generated from B2C sales, a quiet transformation is underway with regard to how B2B returns are thought about and processed. Businesses, which until recently automatically relegated their B2B returns to the loss side of... »


Death, Taxes and Customer Returns: Turning the Unavoidable into a Supply Chain Opportunity

Death, Taxes and Customer Returns: Turning the Unavoidable into a Supply Chain Opportunity

U.S. businesses face the daunting reality that more than $70 billion in online sales could be returned annually. There are many reasons behind this number - changing consumer shopping habits, expectations for flexible returns policies, and technology-driven solutions that make it easier... »


Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs

Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs

The Canadian government estimates as many as 30 percent of shipments arriving at its border have been assigned an incorrect tariff classification code. In the United States, rates of misclassifications can be even higher, depending on the industry. For businesses, this poses the risk of paying more... »


Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage

Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage

The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it's the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the industry is short 35,000 professional drivers. That number is estimated to... »


The Power of We: Creating a Shared Infrastructure for Product Distribution

The Power of We: Creating a Shared Infrastructure for Product Distribution

Do you want to achieve breakthrough results for your organization? Then begin to view warehouse and freight capacity as more of a shared infrastructure used by multiple shippers moving freight to the same retailers.  By sharing capacity and costs, your company can realize dramatic savings and... »


Best Practices: Leveraging Technology in Transportation

Best Practices: Leveraging Technology in Transportation

Powerful TMS applications give shippers the ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, settle payment and manage claims, and much more. This whitepaper highlights best practices of how these leading companies are experiencing significant benefits from technology - all... »


New Supply Chain Solutions Needed?

New Supply Chain Solutions Needed?

A continuing capacity shortage, rising freight rates, and stricter government regulations exacerbate transportation challenges faced by shippers. Outsourcing transportation can be a solution - and for many companies is the most important strategic decision it makes. This whitepaper provides... »


Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain

Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain

Product packaging has always been the realm of marketing departments. But purely design-driven packaging decisions often inflate costs further downstream in the supply chain. That's why clear communication and integration of packaging and distribution functions is critical to control costs.... »


CytoSport Muscles Up ROI

CytoSport Muscles Up ROI

CytoSport, the premier manufacturer of sports-oriented nutritional supplements for athletes and active-lifestyle individuals, was founded in 1998 by the father-and-son team of Greg and Mike Pickett. Its most-recognizable brands include Muscle Milk, CytoMax, and Monster Milk. CytoSport modeled its... »


Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Can You Benefit from Deploying An Omni-Modal TMS?

Orchestrating the end-to-end transportation process hasn't gotten any easier over the last decade. Working effectively with customers, suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, government agencies, and customs brokers continues to be a challenge. Expanding global trade and tightening capacity are... »


The Future of the Automotive Supply Chain

The Future of the Automotive Supply Chain

As demand accelerates, how can automotive companies balance growth, visibility, profitability, cycle times, demand, and complexity in the supply chain? The answer lies in Integrated Business Planning and Demand Management. Read this white paper to find out more about building a strong and resilient... »


Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

Kane Is Able recently sponsored research with 252 logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center. The results of that research are summarized in this report. Questions explored a range of issues, including use of technology, strategies to drive... »


Case Study: Sargento Foods

Case Study: Sargento Foods

Sargento Foods Inc., one of the largest producers of cheese in the U.S., offers a wide variety of products through four separate business divisions. It distributes its products throughout the country and needs to ensure timely delivery in order to exceed customer expectations. The company’s... »


Case Study: HP Hood

Case Study: HP Hood

HP Hood LLC is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the U.S. With a broad customer base, 150,000 annual shipments, 12 processing plants and 22 distribution centers, they've experienced many simultaneous complex business challenges including a lack of collaboration between plants, customer... »


Bridging the Gap: The Role of Retail 3PLs in the Journey to "Shopping Redefined"

Bridging the Gap: The Role of Retail 3PLs in the Journey to "Shopping Redefined"

Today's digital consumers are redefining shopping to fit their lifestyles. They want to shop whenever, wherever and however they choose with fast deliveries and no-hassle returns. This presents a major challenge to traditional retail supply chains, which were designed for – and still must... »


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