All Whitepaper Entries
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The logistics challenges of mining companies are unique and complex. Despite this, investments in logistics people, processes and systems often take a back seat to core investments around finding, extracting and processing minerals. Logistics costs as a percent of a mining company’s total operating costs may be small, but mining companies can uncover literally millions of dollars in hidden profits by reexamining how they address logistics challenges.
Do you have a great supply chain? Or do you have an optimized version of a not-so-great supply chain? This new white paper challenges readers to rethink the fundamental design of their transportation network, and asks "How can you design a transportation network that achieves its full potential?"
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Although most businesses are eagerly looking forward to increased growth over the next two years, many say they are concerned that confusion over complex customs regulations could hamper that success, according to a survey of smallto medium-sized businesses.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
With industry-wide uncertainty, organizations are forced to quickly and cost-effectively expand their capacity to adapt to seasonal, promotional, or economic variances. But what are the best techniques in which to do so?
Monday, July 16, 2012
One of the biggest line items in logistics spend is the cost of moving goods over the ocean. This is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the complexity of the movement itself and, in turn, the complexity of billing processes. Ocean freight rates encompass a growing inventory of surcharges, turning bill of lading calculations into mathematical challenges. Given that ocean freight invoices represent the largest single component of any logistics spend, they also account for the greatest margin of error in the financial supply chain.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
If contemporary technology has a grand theme, it is that eventually digital will replace analog, and solid state will replace mechanical.
Monday, July 09, 2012
IRLY, a leading supplier of building materials achieved a 99.6% order-fulfillment rate, with a little lift from Intermec.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Transportation costs unquestionably impact a company’s financial performance. And yet, for most CFOs, controlling these costs sits far down on the priority list
Posted on 06/25 at 12:38 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sure, there are secrets in the tabloids, but in the WMS (warehouse management system) industry too? Uncover five of the biggest secrets of many warehouse management systems—information you should know before you make a purchasing decision.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Cara Donna Provision Company was a one-man operation selling fresh deli meat to local Boston businesses. Now, two generations later, the company has grown to become the largest family run and managed broad line food service distributor in all of New England.