Executive Briefings

October 2008 Digital Edition

Cover Story: 

It's High Time to See That Your Business's Success Is Closely Tied to Transportation

Despite skyrocketing fuel costs and rising transportation rates, the majority of manufacturers and retailers have failed to invest in transportation management systems that can save money and optimize supply chains.



Features:

High Fuel Costs Push Efficiency Efforts to Top of Supply Chain Agendas
Rapid increases in the price of diesel fuel have decimated transportation budgets and forced companies to look for strategic and tactical steps to become more fuel efficient.

 



Warehouses: The Supply Chain's New Efficiency Experts
Never mind the complications of global supply chains. Some of the biggest boosts in productivity are to be found within the four walls of the traditional warehouse or distribution center.

 

 



Church's Serves Up Big Savings with E-Procurement
Among other benefits, an on-demand purchasing solution frees up Church's Chicken store managers from the time-consuming and wasteful expense of invoice management.




Fuel, Security, Wall Street Top Topics at NITL, TransComp Expo

 

Executive Interviews:

PPG Analyzes, Then Brings Serious Focus to Managing Procurement

Changing Strategies to Deal With Higher Transportation Costs




More Complex Supply Chains Lead to Disruptions and Financial Losses, Aberdeen Reports

Rising Cost of Fuel Takes Its Toll on Supply Chains, as Companies Rethink Outsourcing Strategies

Lower Cost, Product Innovations Spur the Growth of Real Time Locating Systems, IDTechEx Says

New Rand Corp. Report Questions Whether U.S. Railroads Are Ready to Handle Future Growth



SEKO Introduces Software System to Manage Multiple Purchase Orders

Exel to Distribute Parts for 270 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Dealers in Midwest States

New Version of Infor Supply Chain Modeling Tool Focuses on Sustainability Requirements

Levin Deploys RedPrairie Warehouse Management System at Pennsylvania Facility

Associated Food Stores Cooperative Deploys Warehouse Management System from Retalix

Toy Company Spin Master Awards DC Services Contract to Regal Logistics

Apparel Manufacturer Uses NGC Software for PO Management, Tracking, Visibility

U.K. Beef Company Implements GXS Solution to Enhance Order Management

Hackett Study Offshoring Study Compares Captives and Business Process Outsourcing

IBM Creates RFID-Based Solution to Track LPG Containers for Indian Petroleum Refiner

DSC Logistics Awarded Long-Term Contract from Maker of Equal Brand Sweetener

INTTRA Begins Series of Enhancements to Its Online Ocean Cargo Booking Portal

Barcode Labeling Focus of New Global Trade Management Software Release from TradeBeam

Renault Inks Contract with CEVA Logistics to Handle Engine Parts at Spanish Plant

Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines Begin Service Linking Japan, Taiwan, Philippines

Weber Distribution Acquires Sales Lead, CRM Software from Salesforce.com

Kinaxis Offers to Waive ERP Integration Fees in Effort to Sign Up Current i2 Customers

Lab Instruments Manufacturer Deploys Business Intelligence Solution from Oco

XATA Improves Digital Mapping Functions on On-Demand Fleet Operations Software



Opinion:

Supplier Collaboration Initiatives Can Save Companies Millions

Cover Story: 

It's High Time to See That Your Business's Success Is Closely Tied to Transportation

Despite skyrocketing fuel costs and rising transportation rates, the majority of manufacturers and retailers have failed to invest in transportation management systems that can save money and optimize supply chains.



Features:

High Fuel Costs Push Efficiency Efforts to Top of Supply Chain Agendas
Rapid increases in the price of diesel fuel have decimated transportation budgets and forced companies to look for strategic and tactical steps to become more fuel efficient.

 



Warehouses: The Supply Chain's New Efficiency Experts
Never mind the complications of global supply chains. Some of the biggest boosts in productivity are to be found within the four walls of the traditional warehouse or distribution center.

 

 



Church's Serves Up Big Savings with E-Procurement
Among other benefits, an on-demand purchasing solution frees up Church's Chicken store managers from the time-consuming and wasteful expense of invoice management.




Fuel, Security, Wall Street Top Topics at NITL, TransComp Expo

 

Executive Interviews:

PPG Analyzes, Then Brings Serious Focus to Managing Procurement

Changing Strategies to Deal With Higher Transportation Costs




More Complex Supply Chains Lead to Disruptions and Financial Losses, Aberdeen Reports

Rising Cost of Fuel Takes Its Toll on Supply Chains, as Companies Rethink Outsourcing Strategies

Lower Cost, Product Innovations Spur the Growth of Real Time Locating Systems, IDTechEx Says

New Rand Corp. Report Questions Whether U.S. Railroads Are Ready to Handle Future Growth



SEKO Introduces Software System to Manage Multiple Purchase Orders

Exel to Distribute Parts for 270 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Dealers in Midwest States

New Version of Infor Supply Chain Modeling Tool Focuses on Sustainability Requirements

Levin Deploys RedPrairie Warehouse Management System at Pennsylvania Facility

Associated Food Stores Cooperative Deploys Warehouse Management System from Retalix

Toy Company Spin Master Awards DC Services Contract to Regal Logistics

Apparel Manufacturer Uses NGC Software for PO Management, Tracking, Visibility

U.K. Beef Company Implements GXS Solution to Enhance Order Management

Hackett Study Offshoring Study Compares Captives and Business Process Outsourcing

IBM Creates RFID-Based Solution to Track LPG Containers for Indian Petroleum Refiner

DSC Logistics Awarded Long-Term Contract from Maker of Equal Brand Sweetener

INTTRA Begins Series of Enhancements to Its Online Ocean Cargo Booking Portal

Barcode Labeling Focus of New Global Trade Management Software Release from TradeBeam

Renault Inks Contract with CEVA Logistics to Handle Engine Parts at Spanish Plant

Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines Begin Service Linking Japan, Taiwan, Philippines

Weber Distribution Acquires Sales Lead, CRM Software from Salesforce.com

Kinaxis Offers to Waive ERP Integration Fees in Effort to Sign Up Current i2 Customers

Lab Instruments Manufacturer Deploys Business Intelligence Solution from Oco

XATA Improves Digital Mapping Functions on On-Demand Fleet Operations Software



Opinion:

Supplier Collaboration Initiatives Can Save Companies Millions