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Lean Reduce Logistics Costs

Using Lean to Reduce Trucking Costs

The U.S. trucker shortage has been ongoing for years. As the situation has evolved, many expect trucking costs to increase as freight service providers work to adapt to the new challenges that come with managing, retaining, and recruiting staff. To … Read more

Rethinking network flows

Rethinking Network Flows to Survive – and Sustain – in a Capacity Constrained Environment

Consumers, Cash and Carbon- A Challenging Balance blog

Consumers, Cash and Carbon: A Challenging Balance

Last Sunday, I pulled into my neighborhood behind a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery truck. It stopped at one of eight houses on my short street to deliver one package that the resident had likely ordered from Amazon. This event … Read more

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Ship-from-store. Using your brick-and-mortar stores as fulfillment centers

With a growing number of consumers expecting convenience and same-day deliveries when making online purchases, more omni-channel retailers are choosing to fulfill orders straight from their brick-and-mortar stores. Setting up retail locations to serve simultaneously as distribution centers requires … Read more

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Optimization: When is the right time?

How do you know when you should engage in a supply chain optimization exercise? Many companies are unsure of the value, and they’re reluctant to invest the time, resources and funds required, despite a typical payback period of less than … Read more