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Popular Pick and Pack Techniques Used in Today’s Modern Warehouse

Third-party logistics (3PL) companies bring the goods to the customer through a process called pick-and-pack. In this part of the supply chain, people (and in...

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HOW CARTONIZATION REDUCES SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS AND WASTE

Cartonization is an area in supply chain management that is often overlooked. Say you have a few items to ship, and the box you have...

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HOW WALMART CAN SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS VIA PROMPT LOCAL DELIVERY

If you have a good thing going, why not share it with others? This is exactly what Walmart is doing with GoLocal, a relatively new...

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How a Warehouse Put Wall Strengthens Supply Chain Logistics

Are you ready for some football put wall? Since football season is here, I couldn’t resist using Hank Williams Jr.’s catchy pigskin anthem to introduce today’s topic:...

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Vendor-managed inventory: Benefits, Challenges Seen In VMI Supply Chain Management

Has a vendor-managed inventory relationship presented itself within your supply chain? Are you curious about the benefits (there are many!) and potential challenges of a...

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Vendor-Managed Inventory Keeps Product Quantities In Balance

Vendor-managed inventory, aka VMI, is a b2b relationship where the vendor (supplier of goods) is in charge of replenishing items for the retailer (buyer). Both...

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BENEFITS OF EDI IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY

Gain the upper hand in the retail sector with electronic data interchange. During this tough economic climate, it’s critical for retailers to be at the...

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DYNAMIC DUO: ELECTRONICS AND EDI

There are some well-known pairs that just go together: cookies and milk; peanut butter and jelly; wine and cheese. But there’s also a lesser-known duo...

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EDI, THE GROCERY INDUSTRY, AND LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

EDI is what keeps the essential grocery and supermarket industry moving. Even though the past year has been challenging, I’ve learned meaningful lessons about slowing...

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: WHY RETAILERS IMPOSE CHARGEBACK FEES

A chargeback fee — also known as an expense offset — is a service charge retailers assess when their suppliers don’t comply with certain predetermined...

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