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Sustainability means a better running DC
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Boyce Bonham of Hytrol Conveyor looks at several ways sustainability initiatives affect distribution center operations. The discussion focuses on how those initiatives can save money while meeting environmental goals. More

Where warehousing and distribution are going
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There are so many changes taking place in warehousing and distribution, they might be called a revolution. For one thing, the industry is seeing significant consolidation. For another, warehouses are increasing in size and density. A set of changes that might seem contradictory at first is the interest in growing globalization vs. the move to make operations more regional rather than "mega-regional," Yale Distribution President Bill Pfleger said. More

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Pickens: Converting truck fleets to natural gas will 'knock out' 70 percent of OPEC's imports
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Pickens believes that it's just a matter of time for the nation's truckers to switch to natural gas, an abundant, clean-burning, relatively inexpensive fuel source produced entirely in North America. He wouldn't fix a time frame on the conversion, but recalled that it took about six years for truck fleets to shift from gasoline to diesel fuel in the early to mid-1970s. More

Terepac announces tiny NFC RFID tags
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The Ontario startup company says its TereTags would be cheaper and much smaller than other NFC tags currently on the market, and thus could be embedded in almost any paper label, product or item. The tag could be interrogated via an NFC reader in a user's mobile phone, making it possible to link a customer with information regarding a particular product, or link an individual with a social-networking site, medication data or other Web-based information. More



UK logistics pros confident but innovation suffering
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Logistics businesses in the United Kingdom are promisingly optimistic in light of current economic challenges but a focus on cost cutting and sticking to core business is restricting innovation according to research from Barclays and Grant Thornton. The newly launched U.K. Logistics Confidence Index, which includes a survey of key decision makers from the U.K. logistics industry, shows that although the majority of businesses are investing over the next six months, they continue to tackle the same ongoing issues leaving innovation to take a back seat. More

Staples' 5 pillars to sustainability
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Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs at Staples, has a lot to share about the company's sustainable business strategy, its supply chain, the introduction of alternative fiber-based products to customers and how Staples approaches increasing customer engagement. Buckley also speaks about partnerships and energy independence. More



How effective leaders talk (and listen)
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The following is an interview with Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of "Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations." More

Swisslog Autostore: An in-depth review of automated split case picking technology for distribution centers
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This white paper provides an unbiased review of AutoStore, which is relatively new automated material handling solution being sold and serviced by Swisslog. AutoStore is one of the more interesting solutions for semi-automated storage and retrieval of split case products. AutoStore is a flexible goods-to-man system that is highly effective at maximizing labor productivity, order accuracy and space utilization. More

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Wow customers with what they want before they want it
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Tom Andel writes, "My blog post on identifying your 3PL pain threshold hit a nerve with at least one reader. Greg Riemer, social media strategist at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, responded that problems in relationships with service providers happen when either the 3PL or the shipper doesn't invest time on the front end of the relationship. He suggests forming a cross-functional team and measuring outcomes — not activities — in order to form a strong business marriage. The problem with forming a cross-functional team, especially in smaller companies, is sometimes that cross-functional team is one person." More


 

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