Monthly Archives: January 2008

A Green Distribution Center: Easier Than You Think

From mmh.com: “Building an environmentally friendly distribution center isn’t as difficult or as costly as you might think. That’s according to Chris Joyce, manager of the new eastern region distribution center for the outdoor gear and clothing company REI. Joyce … Continue reading

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Survey Shows 37% Not Prepared for Supply Chain Risks

From vunet.com: “A higher volume of enquiries from both CFOs and CEOs, asking how to manage the threats posed to their businesses from issues like terrorism and political unrest, landed on Aon’s desks last year, the firm says. Miles Johnstone, … Continue reading

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DHL Ships 10,000 tons on Beluga SkySails

From domain-b.com: “The Beluga Shipping-owned MS Beluga SkySails, the world’s first cargo vessel with an innovative towing kite system will sail from Hamburg-based SkySails, is being used for commercial transport for the first time. It will carry the first part … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Wants Item-Level RFID Tagging by 2010

From RFID Update: “Sam’s Club has told its suppliers to apply RFID tags to individual products by October 31, 2010. That is one of several new RFID requirements that Sam’s Club communicated to suppliers in a letter dated January 7, … Continue reading

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Lean and Mean With Distribution Centre Reference Model

From SupplyChainStandard.com: ” Now there is a new tool available to help supply chain managers compare just how efficient their warehouse operations are. Working with the Institute for Materials Handling and Logistics Systems (IFL) of the University of Karlsruhe, McKinsey … Continue reading

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Global Survey Shows “Green” Construction Costs Dramatically Lower Than Believed

From wbcsd.org: “Survey finds green costs overestimated by 300% and a need to foster zero net energy construction. Key players in real estate and construction misjudge the costs and benefits of “green” buildings, creating a major barrier to more energy … Continue reading

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Winning DC Designs: Forever Green – JohnsonDiversey

From DC Velocity:” A lot of companies are jumping on the “green” bandwagon these days. JohnsonDiversey isn’t one of them. It’s not that the company isn’t environmentally conscious. It is. It’s just that the Sturtevant, Wis.-based manufacturer of cleaning and … Continue reading

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