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What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

Contractual audit is a pivotal component of a holistic approach to shipping spend reduction. Whether your discrepancies are in the form of rate inaccuracies, service level errors, or incorrect accessorial charges, chances are you are being billed incorrectly. Due to the nature of small parcel...[more]


Nutanix dominated new theater expansion. Read how.

Nutanix dominated new theater expansion. Read how.

Flash was tasked with quickly scaling Nutanix’s worldwide logistics offerings, better preparing them for growth in a multitude of countries. Critical to this was enhancing their service level offerings to include both “next business day,” “same day" and "2- to 4-hour” deliveries of...[more]


How to open 45 depots in Mexico in under 30 days.

How to open 45 depots in Mexico in under 30 days.

Juniper Networks has a unique and fundamentally different way of looking at the challenges of the global network. They've developed and productized some of the most groundbreaking innovations across every aspect of networking technology. However, it had a more immediate challenge in early 2007:...[more]


Strategies for Today’s Distribution Center Labor Challenges

Strategies for Today’s Distribution Center Labor Challenges

Tight labor markets and rising labor costs are challenging DCs at a time when more workers are needed to support eCommerce growth. In this article learn what's behind the challenges and the steps companies are taking to address them. New technologies are available and cost-justified to help reduce...[more]


Is It Time for a New Network Strategy?

Is It Time for a New Network Strategy?

If retailers have not looked at their network strategy lately, they are likely either sacrificing service to customers or spending too much money. A successful supply chain network design will give retailers a competitive advantage and pinpoint ways to reduce costs, improve service levels, reduce...[more]


Optimum Facility Design

Optimum Facility Design

Facility design involves more than just warehouse configuration. It also calls for strategic thinking that identifies long-term goals and sales strategies, and a significant amount of cooperation among all parties involved. In this white paper, enVista explores the right ways to proceed with a...[more]


Shifting the Paradigm of 'One-Size-Fits-All' for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

Shifting the Paradigm of ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

For companies who require unique omni-channel fulfillment for unique products, and don't have the size or scale to justify a dedicated warehouse, LeSaint Logistics is shifting the paradigms of 'one-size-fits-all' for shared warehousing. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


Going Global - Are You Ready?

Going Global – Are You Ready?

It's the best of times to take your business global. It's the worst of times to take your business global. With apologies to Charles Dickens, we are living in roilingly uncertain times when it comes to global trade, driving both risks and opportunities as high as they've ever been. Further, the...[more]


Five Ways to Optimize Your DC for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Five Ways to Optimize Your DC for E-Commerce Fulfillment

The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers (DCs) to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015. Learn more about the five key tactics we recommend to optimize your DC for...[more]


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...[more]


Don't Let the Cost of Doing Nothing Fool You

Don’t Let the Cost of Doing Nothing Fool You

What Costs Less? Doing Nothing or Automating Your DC? Obsolete warehouse hardware and software cannot keep up with increasingly complex fulfillment requirements, especially for multi-channel retailers. Before these systems fail, businesses should evaluate the cost of doing nothing, along with...[more]


Software Architecture Can Be as Important as Functionality

Software Architecture Can Be as Important as Functionality

Warehouse execution systems built with an Agent Framework are arriving at a time when dramatic increases in the velocity and volume of orders challenge businesses across all industries. In response, distribution center managers are adding automation to fulfill orders, making today’s distribution...[more]


SKU Profiling: Get Better DC Stocking, Picking, Labor Costs

SKU Profiling: Get Better DC Stocking, Picking, Labor Costs

Growth today is dynamic across wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. Orders generally are much smaller and more frequent. Companies that succeed commit to spending on buildings, equipment and labor for distribution centers based on how to best fulfill orders for the most-demanded products....[more]


Analytics in the DC

Analytics in the DC From "What Happened?" to "What's Coming?"

From "What Happened?" to "What's Coming?"[more]


Extending the Life and Productivity of Your Distribution Center

Extending the Life and Productivity of Your Distribution Center

Can you improve your existing facilities without a complete overhaul? With the right strategy, you can. In this free white paper from FORTE, you'll find out: Which common issues are often interrelated How to address minor problems before they spin out of control Why you need proper data and...[more]


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