Monthly Archives: September 2010

Logistics CEOs Identify Top Supply Chain Industry Trends

Today key findings from the 17th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers are being presented at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference by survey author, Dr. Robert Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, … Continue reading

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15th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study from Capgemini Consulting, Georgia Institute of Technology and Panalpina

Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 15th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the … Continue reading

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Lean Bigot and Proud.

I am bigot. Yes, a bigot. A person that is intolerant and can exhibit animosity towards those with differing opinions. That can be me. When I hear the term LEAN in client interaction, I bristle. My face is easy to … Continue reading

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Don’t negotiate your next 3PL contract – collaborate it!

It seems there is never a simple negotiation. The term “negotiation” itself connotes that the parties involved have differences of opinions and are sitting across the table from each other discussing positions and trade-offs. Some even view negotiations as a … Continue reading

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Have You Fired Any Customers Lately?

In my last blog, I wrote about the value of collaboration and relationships, so you may think from this title, that I am doing a 180. Not so. As I reflect on my experiences as a Logistics Service Provider (LSP) … Continue reading

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7 reasons You Should Use System Pallets in AS/RS (and 1 Reason You Aren’t)

The first question is what is a System Pallet? A system pallet is a cut-to-size pallet that is specifically designed for use in an Automated System. It is better made than a vendor pallet and more durable. Oddly, broken pieces … Continue reading

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Logistics Sourcing and Collaboration: How it Works

In my first post Logistics Sourcing: Collaboration Key to Solving Complexity in this series on complex sourcing, I laid out the argument that collaboration in transportation sourcing can deliver positive outcomes for all and improve supply chain performance. Of course, … Continue reading

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Rolling the Dice on the Holiday Shopping Season

What if we end up creating a slump in consumer spending this holiday season simply by assuming there will be one? That’s the scenario envisioned by Paul Martyn, vice president of BravoSolution, a provider of software and services for supply … Continue reading

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Results of Item-Level RFID Research to Be Presented at CSCMP-Sponsored Forum

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has partnered with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) association, the University of Arkansas (UARK), and GS1 to host RFID Forum 2010, October 12-13, 2010, at the University of Arkansas. The event … Continue reading

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Back to School for Supply Chain Professionals!

Yes, sad to say it but this is coming weekend is the last of what has been an absolutely glorious summer! But now it’s time to get back in the saddle and take the world’s supply chains to the next … Continue reading

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Key Data to Investigate Automated Material Handling

So, you have decided to pursue automating your distribution center. Whether you work with with a system integrator or a consultant you will need to provide them information so they can design the best automated warehouse for your company. However … Continue reading

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