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Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

The only constant in life – and in the logistics industry – is change. Maybe you’ve released a new product, or are discontinuing a current one. Maybe you’re merging with another company. Regardless of your unique situation, changes in the ecommerce industry and your business can alter your capacity and impact your logistics.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution

Investigating New Delivery Routes

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

There are dozens of reasons that a delivery route may need to change: a new retail outlet just off the standard route, a new distribution center in a different location, an influx of new drivers. Logistics is about making the most of the time you have, and being as efficient as possible. For delivery routes, a key component of efficiency is understanding the delivery route thoroughly, and doing plenty of research before you send your driver on the first trip.

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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Drivers

Five Benefits to Foreign Trade Zones

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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Topics: Supply Chain, Foreign Trade Zone, Oversea Supplier, Shipping, Container Processing

Using best practices for effective distribution

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Using industry best practices can help any company operate more effectively. According to the article "Best Practices in Today's Distribution Center" from inboundlogisitics.com, there are some common techniques that apply to most any warehouse or distribution center.

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Topics: 3PL, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Distribution

MKM’s Indianapolis Location Is a Designated Foreign-Trade Zone

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Foreign Trade Zone, Distribution

Reminder: SupplyChainBrain is Taking Nominations for Great Supply Chain Partners

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

In case you missed the original post in December, here’s a quick reminder:

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Topics: 3PL, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Fulfillment, Distribution

Indiana: An Optimal Location for National Fulfillment

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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Topics: Logistics, Supply Chain, Shipping, Fulfillment, Distribution

Minimizing Supply Chain Costs

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Topics: Returns, Supply Chain

Nominations Open for 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Customer Service

Supply Chain’s Role in Winning Sales

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Recent second quarter reports show that sales were down from what was expected, so, for retailers, they have a higher inventory of old merchandise. And, partly due to those low sales numbers, many retailers have lowered their expected sales for the rest of the year. Higher inventory, lower sales projections—still, merchandise for the fall and winter is still being shipped from manufacturers, and this will lead to an overstock of inventory, both from poor second quarter sales and, now, inventory for the winter months.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Distribution