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.
If contemporary technology has a grand theme, it is that eventually digital will replace analog, and solid state will replace mechanical.
IRLY, a leading supplier of building materials achieved a 99.6% order-fulfillment rate, with a little lift from Intermec.
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Order Fulfillment •
Transportation costs unquestionably impact a company’s financial performance. And yet, for most CFOs, controlling these costs sits far down on the priority list
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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.
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Highjump Software •
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.
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Beyond the grocery aisle, a complex, and often costly and inefficient supply chain interconnects food manufacturers and grocery retailers.
As a global leader in supply chain logistics, UPS has a long history of working with high-tech companies, from small component suppliers to global finished-goods powerhouses.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:26 AM
Reverse Logistics •
Aberdeen Group's Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Survey (January 2011) collected data from 191 companies, 69 of which were discrete industry companies.
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