Companies are increasingly turning to Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) to reduce duties and lower costs. In fact, 57% of companies reported a decrease in import fees and experienced more optimal total landed costs per unit since using FTZs.
Posted on 11/18 at 01:41 PM
Global Trade •
Amber Road •
From receiving, to put-away, to picking, to shipping, Voice has proven itself as a stronger, more efficient alternative to technologies like paper-based or RF scanner-based systems, and pick-to-light.
Posted on 11/17 at 01:25 PM
Having excess inventory hurts return on equity and assets by tying up working capital. Inventory shortages, on the other hand, can lead to plant shutdowns, lost sales, and a loss of customer confidence.
Selecting an ERP solution is not easy.
There are many solutions to choose from but we believe every mid-market and enterprise company should consider Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Posted on 10/22 at 06:52 PM
Columbus Global •
Private fleet or purchased transportation? That's the question companies regularly debate. Both approaches face similar business challenges - how to reduce transportation spend and operate more efficiently while enhancing customer service.
Traditionally, a company's private and purchased transportation processes operate in isolation. Today however, there is a paradigm shift to a consolidated model that in fact unifies even the most complex shipping environments. This optimization of transportation across all modes, often referred to as omni-mode transportation, is the approach that today's industry leaders have adopted Descartes' ebook offers best practices and strategy tips for successful Omni-Mode Integration.
Posted on 10/22 at 06:42 PM
Ascend Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of the nylon, plastics and synthetic fibers that are found in thousands of different commercial and industrial products.
Posted on 10/22 at 06:34 PM
SDI Group •
Getting stock levels right has always challenged retailers. But now, a revolution in customers' shopping habits has rendered all traditional inventory management tactics inadequate.
Today's retailers need to look upstream in the supply chain network to solve inventory problems. Retailers must become more aware of all their operations. That means having detailed information about their entire supply chain network.
By having the visibility and communication tools to make quick changes, a supply chain can parry any sudden demand shifts with ease.
Posted on 10/09 at 08:35 AM
GT Nexus •
The value chains of tomorrow will look very different from the value chains of today. Major shifts in demographics, systems, global wealth, the availability of natural resources, technological advancements and climate changes all contribute to the need for value chains to be more flexible, intuitive and efficient as demand and supply channels adapt.
Posted on 10/02 at 08:59 AM
Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) achieved 85% lighting energy savings in its new Lancaster, PA distribution center. The company looked at multiple high bay lighting solutions to meet their corporate sustainability goals and chose the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System.
Posted on 09/28 at 11:00 AM
Digital Lumens •
With the holiday season approaching, consumer goods companies need to reach across the globe to find new customers in new markets. They also must rely on a complex network of outsourced business partners to deliver a dizzying array of local product variations to their customers on time - without bloating inventory levels, reducing margins, and straining working capital needed for new product development.
Posted on 09/23 at 07:44 AM
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