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Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

refrigerated trailers  instead of more costly refrigerated trailers ( reefers ) Dedicated fleets to control costs and guarantee service Cross-shipper dedicated loops (see explanation below) Truckload request for proposal (RFP) technology with combinatorial optimization Cross-shipper Dedicated Loops The GTO is currently working with two other large shippers, who are not direct competitors, comparing their networks to find connecting points in both networks and to create continuous moves on a weekly basis. There was no real Read More
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SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Three: Application Analysis
The system supports a completely user-defined set of critical success factors for each business, business unit, or even individual employee.

refrigerated trailers  plates, etc.). Location attributes (refrigerated, hazardous, secured, etc.) that are associated with item attributes. Location capacities (weight or volume). Location codes that map, for example, a bin to a specific level, shelf, aisle, and zone. Group storage IDs by zones or areas. Preassigned or variable storage locations for specific items. Restricted storage by customer or vendor. Direct putaway into bin or location or place into temporary receiving location with subsequent putaway. Identification of Read More
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) offers the opportunity for considerable improvement in efficiency as well as cost reductions. SLM enables companies and

refrigerated trailers  Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2 Executive Summary SUPPLIER LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT The Next Strategic Layer of Competitive Advantage Supply chain executives are in the hot seat given the flat economy and a slowdown in revenue growth. They are challenged by senior executives to find new and innovative ways to reduce cost, while still meeting customer needs. However, in today's customer-centric environment, meeting customer's expectations is not a competitive advantage, but a fundamental necessity of Read More
Managing Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry
Midsize food and beverage companies are striving to be more things to more markets, while ensuring consistent customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance

refrigerated trailers  packing, packaging, and outbound refrigerated warehousing. When these business units perform inefficiently or ineffectively, they risk lowered margins and profits from product waste, higher operating costs, cross-contamination, or unsafe handling. The more savvy operations recognize that quality oversight is integral to their operations, and they continually assess their processes and facilities for potential risks. Producers breed, plant, and harvest select lines under optimal conditions to get maximum Read More
Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges
Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure

refrigerated trailers  Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges More and more companies are requesting their suppliers to integrate their business systems and share information online and in real time. Integrated business systems enable sourcing companies to plan and execute their supply schedules within minutes and receive confirmation almost immediately. Integrated systems effectively reduce the cost of purchasing, which may range from $30 to $170 (USD) per order, down to a few cents. In addition, they almost Read More
Three Steps to Increasing Profit in the Economic Downturn with Help from a Warehouse Management System
This may be a challenging economic period, but smart companies will use it as an opportunity to examine operational efficiency and best practices to reap

refrigerated trailers  Steps to Increasing Profit in the Economic Downturn with Help from a Warehouse Management System The HighJump TM Warehouse Advantage solution offers advanced warehouse management functionality to manage even the most complex distribution environments. This powerful WMS helps to ensure fast, accurate fulfillment through directed, optimized workflow, utilizing the most advanced wireless and bar code technologies, including RFID. Source: HighJump Software Resources Related to Increasing Profit in the Read More
ROI Case Study: Sterling Commerce and Crowley Maritime
Crowley Maritime, offering a range of services such as shipping and barge towing, needs rapid customer billing and invoicing. The company’s electronic data

refrigerated trailers  value-added network,van,value network analysis,electronic data interchange edi van,optimize business value,van values,private network provider,specializing in edi van services Read More
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop

refrigerated trailers  (no refrigeration required), chilled (refrigerated but not frozen), or frozen, and each type requires different warehouse conditions and transportation equipment. For example, since a large portion of the food industry is dedicated to storing and packaging frozen food products, there are many warehouse management issues associated with cold storage. Grower cooperatives plant a variety of vegetables from spinach, carrots, peas, beans, and cauliflower, to sprouts and celery. In a typical northern Read More
SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

refrigerated trailers  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More
One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

refrigerated trailers  Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications Event Summary Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the enterprise applications arena are certainly not uncommon. In fact, if a week goes by without an intra-market acquisition announcement, a market observer might even begin feeling out of sorts. Often, many acquisitions have meant outright bad news or at least anxiety for existing customers of the (usually beleaguered) acquired software provider. However, the market Read More
Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact
From the moment an order is created, Provia Software’s ViaWare and ViaView suites aim at helping managers track orders in real time and make orders visible

refrigerated trailers  Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On February 5, Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a somewhat tacit but quite steadfast privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions aimed at catering for the entire order-to-delivery' collaborative process needs, announced that it has completed 2002 with over 80 client sites going live during the course of the year, which was also one of the company's most profitable years ever. The more than 80 client Read More
Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors
The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this

refrigerated trailers  supply chain management,SCM,supply chain,supply chain planning,information technology enterprise solutions,ITES,IT,retailing,chain stores,organized retail,retailing in India,Indian market,purchasing power parity,PPP,visibility Read More
Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1
Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity

refrigerated trailers  results of the National Refrigerated Drivers Survey, performed by the Truckload Carriers Association, lists the average wait time to load as 3.39 hours per stop and wait time to unload as 3.20 hours per stop. 4 A similar survey of dry van drivers found the average wait time for a driver in a particular week to be 33.5 hours, adding up to a $1.5 billion loss per year for carriers. 5 Wait time causes a reduction in the earning power of drivers which increases turnover. Driver turnover can range from 50% to Read More

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