All Whitepaper Entries
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
E-commerce is a boon to large retailers and lower-volume Internet fulfillment operations alike, but low read rates from automated sorting equipment can really reduce margins. As shipping volumes grow along with online retail sales, both large retailers and low-volume fulfillment centers are considering a range of improvements to their automated sorting lines to cost-effectively boost their throughput and expand their operations.
Posted on 03/13 at 01:13 PM
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
The demand for smart and connected devices is booming at an exponential rate.
Posted on 03/07 at 03:29 PM
Monday, February 27, 2012
CTL's white paper on the crisis of supply chain's skills shortage, which was published in 2010, generated a huge response and helped to spark an industry-wide debate on how the profession can develop a more effective talent pipeline. However, one vital piece of the puzzle continues to be overlooked: the role of human resource (HR) managers.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The increase in shale gas extraction projects is triggering spectacular growth in North American drilling projects. But with this growth comes transportation challenges, as suppliers of pipe, chemicals, drilling equipment, and other materials must get products to and from an expanding number of energy sites, many in remote locations.
Where should supply chain optimization begin? In this white paper, you'll discover ten ways to obtain greater transportation savings and which tasks are easiest to do for the fastest ROI.
Posted on 02/23 at 12:02 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thanks to wireless technology, Mobile Powered Workstations (MPWs) are opening up new frontiers of efficiency and productivity. These workstations with integrated power supplies can maneuver computers, printers, scales, barcode scanners, etc., to wherever they are needed.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Managing international freight shipping operations presents a set of challenges that potentially expose shippers to risky and costly misfortunes.
Manufacturers can spend 50% or more of revenue on purchasing parts. So, it is not surprising that sourcing from low cost countries to improve competitiveness has been such an important business strategy in the past ten years.
US corporations import nearly $2 trillion worth of products from more than 150 countries, a number that is expected to triple by 2015, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The drive to capture the business benefits of low cost country sourcing has far out-paced the processes and systems needed to efficiently manage the global supply chain. A recent survey by Aberdeen identified that higher than expected transportation expenses was the primary factor in landed cost budget variances.