Articles | May 2011

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Colgate Logistics Delivers Smiles

Colgate took more than four million miles out of its network while handling five percent more cases of product – and even managed to cut logistics costs, sharing the savings with customers and suppliers.

David Ayers

Reader Profile

David Ayers: Embarking on an ERP World Tour

David Ayers, lead business analyst, warehouse management, for tool manufacturer Lenox, rolls out SAP enterprise resource planning systems at sites worldwide.


Rob Howard

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesRob Howard

Take a Stand: Try a Platform Approach to Data Exchange

Companies in last-mile logistics need to make the most of their data assets to power real-time exchange between data in core systems to the diverse systems of customers and partners. Ensenda’s Rob Howard explains how trading partners can streamline their data exchange.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Who Says You Can Never Go Home?

Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo examines a trend in moving manufacturing from China back to the United States.

Dr. Jim Giermanski

Supply Chain SecurityDr. Jim Giermanski

Container Security: Filling in the Blanks

Equipping shipments with container security devices (CSDs) can help expedite inspections, decrease insurance premiums, and minimize supply chain disruptions. Jim Giermanski of Powers Global Holdings outlines the benefits of CSDs.

David Strand

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisDavid Strand

The Surprising Upside to CSA 2010

CSA 2010 guidelines can benefit shippers by increasing carrier attention to driver safety, writes David Strand, Wholesale Truck & Finance.


Ten Tips

Optimizing Air Cargo Shipments

Scott Aubuchon of UPS offers tips to help shippers make the most of their air cargo shipments.


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