The ABCs of DCs Distribution Center Management: A Best Practices Overview

Logistics professionals who operate distribution centers (DCs) have a tough job. Management constantly challenges them to cut cost, which means doing more with less. While focused on that, they need to make sure that customer responsiveness does not suffer and even improves. Clearly this calls for a highly advanced management skill set. This white paper draws on data from three sources. The first is information gleaned from the supply chain audits done at the University of Tennessee. The second is from third party logistics professionals who manage extremely large warehouse networks for very demanding clients. Finally, the third set of inputs was drawn from industry supply chain professionals with extensive warehouse management responsibilities. The companies included some of the largest retailers in the world, prominent manufacturers, and 3PLs.

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The mindset shift towards innovation A set of guidance fact sheets for ports

whitePaper | October 10, 2022

Since the world’s port community gathered at the IAPH 2022 Conference in Vancouver last May, our technical committees have continued working on their extensive programs with the aim of closing the gaps of port competitiveness in terms of both physical and digital infrastructure. Alongside our core themes of climate and energy, data collaboration and risk and resilience, the fourth major conference theme focused on business innovation. Innovation crosses the boundaries of all our three core IAPH themes and is the key to business improvement

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ALTERNATIVE FUELS OUTLOOK FOR SHIPPING

whitePaper | September 15, 2022

Ships require a constant energy supply for propulsion and other onboard systems. Fuel requirements and consumption are essential parameters to factor in at the design phase. Adopting alternative fuels will raise important considerations as to the operating profile and architecture of the ship and the need to train crews in their safe storage and use, for instance.

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The Pulse of Life Sciences Supply Chain

whitePaper | November 4, 2022

Modern life sciences organizations understand the technological forces that surround them and look for ways to harness them for the benefit of consumers and patients alike. They are gearing up to adapt life science-specific technology trends most likely to disrupt over the next 18–24 months. Let’s check out trends that may be most relevant and could have significant effects on life sciences and healthcare businesses, from the rise of strategy and technology becoming inseparable to the fast-eroding line between the real and virtual worlds.

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Accelerate digitization to reinvent for the future

whitePaper | April 4, 2022

Most transportation and logistics leaders face a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, many continue to experience the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine has added additional humanitarian and economic impacts that will further affect industry trends. On the other hand, the future and role of transportation and logistics companies remain uncertain.

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Key strategies for successful transportation transformations

whitePaper | November 16, 2022

“Transformational initiatives are truly driven by business needs and technology is an enabler.” This should be the “core” philosophy of any organization taking a step toward transformation. Through this white paper, we will discuss supply chain transformation for transportation operations. Organizations look toward transformational changes when they see significant impact (both cost and longevity) to their future business models, either due to disruptions in the changing world or technologies becoming obsolete

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Unlock the true value of your Supply Chain: Business Success through Sustainable Supply Chain Management

whitePaper | November 4, 2019

Is embedded sustainability a sunk cost? Is it a distraction from core business? The answer to both questions is “absolutely not” sustainable management is a necessary part of a sound management approach. Various leading companies around the world know that embedding sustainability into their core business drives value creation and business success; in fact, these are the same businesses that are outperforming their competitors and markets.

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