July 6, 2009

Bar Codes Celebrate 35th Anniversary
The good people at Motorola remind us this week of a milestone worth noting--the 35th anniversary of commercial use of the UPC bar code. At precisely 8:06 a.m. on June 26, 1974, the first bar code was scanned at...
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Contractors MIA in Defense Department Procurement Audit
The Pentagon spent more than $2.7bn on "miscellaneous items" in 2008 for which the contractor was listed as "not available"--a rare omission for Defense Department documentation--according to an Aerospace DAILY analysis...
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Despite Economy (or Because of It), Outsourcing Grows
In spite of the troubled global economy--or more likely, because of it--one of the few business sectors that continues to thrive is outsourcing. No wonder: Companies looking to cut expenses in the face of soft demand are...
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Control Inventory, and You Weather the Economic Storm
While pressure on the supply chain comes in many forms, three issues loom today like a black cloud: complexity, volatility and globalization. Rethinking inventory strategies is the key to weathering impending storms...
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Process Industries Continue to Invest in Automation
Process industry automation growth continued in 2007 with robust investments in manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Automation expenditures in the process industries reached...
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Obama: Is He or Isn't He a Socialist?
A number of politicians and pundits have accused President Barack Obama of leading the United States down a socialist path. However, many Americans appear to be confused about what socialism actually is...
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Supply Chain Integration: Challenges and Good Practices
The last decade has brought a dramatic shift in the nature of competition for most companies. Technological advances, particularly in information technology...
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Ryder's Control Tower
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James W. Moore, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder Systems
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Rapid Returns with Voice
[Run Time (Min:) 6:32]

Larry Landtiser, General Manager, Strategic Customer Operations, ODW Logistics
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Logistics Jobs for People with Disabilities
[Run Time (Min): 11:21]

Deb Russell, Manager, Outreach & Employee Services, Walgreens
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Transforming Outbound Transportation
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Max Beach, Contract Administration and Logistics Manager, Northwest Pipe Company
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Back-End Branding
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Rashid Shaikh, Senior Director, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Operations, Nypro
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