Consumer Goods

Value Added Services Bring Supply Chain Flexibility

Consumer Goods, Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
April 11, 2017

Evolving consumer behaviors dramatically impact the way retailers deliver products.  From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers want customized products, as quickly as possibly.  This means more unique orders, tighter delivery windows, and an ...

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How Supply Chains Are Exceeding the E-Commerce Challenge

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain, Technology
October 27, 2016

Exponential growth in online sales is forcing retailers and their suppliers to employ strategies that will eventually help them take full advantage of the trend. E-commerce has been the fastest growing trade sector and has outpaced every other tra...

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Heavy-Duty Springtime Rental Demand Looms For Light-Duty Vehicles

Consumer Goods, Rental, Retail
February 11, 2016

Want to see a real-world example of how heavy rental demand can affect a business? During the just-ended 2015 holidays, a curious string of news stories appeared from Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Turns out that people were calling local polic...

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How to turn your small business fleet into a money maker

Consumer Goods, Fleet Management, Retail
February 9, 2016

Profitable businesses tell strategies that deliver results To make money, your vehicles must be where you need them to be, when they need to be there – without exception. Anything else is a risk to business that most company owners feel they ca...

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Can your supply chain keep up with the pace of business?

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain
January 7, 2016

Businesses today are encountering unprecedented changes at a faster pace than ever before. However, this pace will never again be as slow as it is today. Rethinking supply chain approaches are more than a trend for retailers who sell products in t...

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Do You Track Cost Drivers in your CPG Transportation System?

Consumer Goods, Transportation Management
December 9, 2015

In Part One of our series -  Stop Monday Morning Quarterbacking Your CPG Transportation System - we showed how you can score big for your CPG business with tools that allow real time visibility into where your transportation system is losing time an...

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Streamlining Cross-Border Distribution into Mexico for Pilot Pen

Consumer Goods, Cross Docking, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
May 5, 2015

With trade volumes up between the U.S, Canada and Mexico, opportunities have never been better for retailers to streamline their cross-border distribution strategies. The benefits are appealing, including lower transportation costs, shorter cycle and...

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Increasing Sustainability at Distribution Centers

Consumer Goods, Retail, Safety & Environment, Sustainability, Warehousing & Distribution Management
April 21, 2015

When most shippers and transportation managers consider sustainable practices in the trucking and logistics industry, they envision vehicles running on advanced fuels or companies pursuing earth-friendly practices over the road. Yet, along with it...

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NEW Special Report helps Keep Businesses Moving during the Truck Driver Shortage

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Customer Service, Deliver on-time, Healthcare
March 12, 2015

The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it’s the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the industry is short 30,000 profes...

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Rental Trucks could be the Key to a Sweet Deliveries This Valentine’s

Consumer Goods, Rental, Retail
February 13, 2015

Small businesses have a crush­­­—and it’s for Valentine’s Day The holiday for sweethearts, with roots going back to ancient Rome, certainly showered businesses with love in 2014—to the tune of $17.3 billion in revenue, according to the Na...

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