Monthly Archives: August 2012

Maximize Your Distribution Center Efficiency with S.A.L.T. (Video)

What is required to justify automation? How the acronym, S.A.L.T., is a way to think about the issues to consider before automating your warehouse or provide the justification to go forward with an automated materials handling project. Hi, I am … Continue reading

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Four Strategies to Optimize Logistics Spending (Part 2)

In my last post, I shared some surprising stats about the lack of a systems-based approach for logistics procurement. Here are four critical steps for improving the process, optimizing resources and uncovering savings: Ride the automation wave. Although the American … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You’re Eating?

RFID has proved to be highly useful to improve track and trace capabilities for improving food safety and dealing with recalls.  However, here’s another angle associated with food that you may not have thought about: authenticity. How do you know … Continue reading

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Returnable Transport Items – Where is the Next Big Win?

On a recent trip to the Oregon coast I took a photo that I’ve been quite anxious to share.  There, along the beautiful, pristine beach, where sea lions gather and people search for seashells, I found this: A beautiful wooden … Continue reading

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Looking for Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

There’s no getting around it, times are tough and we may still be in for more of these lean times for years to come. Every company is looking for that elusive source of growth to keep driving the top line, … Continue reading

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Imbalanced Investments: Transportation Spending vs. Procurement Technology (Part 1)

‘Keep on trucking’ has a new meaning. According to the latest American Shipper benchmark survey, transportation spending increased in 2012 – according to 75 percent of respondents – remaining unscathed by budget cuts. Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest … Continue reading

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