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From Bar Codes to Smart Labels

September 12, 2005

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Smart labels are shipping labels with embedded RFID tags. They offer promise in helping organizations deploy RFID for compliance with retail industry and Department of Defense mandates. Smart labels allow the retention of bar code/shipping label information in popular formats while adding RFID. Smart labels provide: a convenient and economical way to package RFID tags […]

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Case Study: First Industrial and Maytag Corporation

September 12, 2005

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To gain advantage in the highly competitive retail environment, one of America’s most trusted appliance manufacturers fine-tuned its delivery network — and moved operations closer to its customers. The Challenge In an effort to shorten the time it takes to get its products to end-users in key markets throughout the U.S., $4.7 billion behemoth Maytag […]

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Supply Chain Optimization For Retailers and Suppliers

September 12, 2005

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Founded by leading academics Dr. Marshall Fisher of The Wharton School and Dr. Ananth Raman of Harvard Business School, 4R’s cutting-edge technologies leverage their groundbreaking research to help companies such as Crate and Barrel, Linens ‘n Things and Footstar improve inventory efficiency and drive profits to higher levels. Profit Optimizing The Inventory Asset Retailers increasingly […]

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Case Study: First Industrial and Unisource Worldwide

September 12, 2005

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Eager to sell a vacant distribution facility made redundant following a merger agreement, North America’s leading distributor of paper products sought and found a decisive buyer — inking a deal in record time. The Challenge When Unisource Worldwide, a subsidiary of paper, pulp and wood giant Georgia-Pacific Corp., was seeking a buyer for a nonessential […]

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Creating Operating Solutions Through Real Estate Asset Strategy Across the Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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"Sophisticated companies large and small have begun to recognize the untapped potential of their industrial real estate assets." In today’s rapidly evolving and competitive business environment, corporate America is looking at its industrial real estate in a whole new way. More and more, sophisticated companies large and small have begun to recognize the untapped potential […]

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Industrial Real Estate Strategies To Increase Operating Profitability

September 12, 2005

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In today’s globally competitive world, operating efficiency is the primary focus of the corporate cost-minimization/profit-maximization equation. Many manufactured goods are becoming commodities as new substitutes emerge. Further, increases in speed and reliability in transportation, domestically and especially globally, allow for freer geographic distribution of manufacturing and warehouse facilities. Since the Industrial Revolution, supply chain management […]

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Managing the Aviation and Defense Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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Effective management of the supply chain over the last decade has helped several leading corporations gain market share, reduce costs and deliver more value to their shareholders. However, the aviation and defense industry has lagged its peers in adopting supply chain management practices. If one digs deeper, they will find several reasons that have driven […]

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Supply Chain Services for Aviation And Defense Aftermarket

September 12, 2005

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Aviall, Inc. (NYSE:AVL) is a leading provider of aftermarket supply chain management services for the aviation and defense industries. As the world’s largest independent provider of aviation parts, the Aviall Services business unit markets and distributes products for over 220 manufacturers and offers approximately 660,000 catalog items from 37 customer service centers located in North […]

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Architecting the Liquid Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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A common supply chain misconception equates “liquids” with “process industries.” A huge opportunity for discrete and service industries lies in recognizing the quantity of liquids that flow through these industries and exploiting the operational, financial and strategic benefits that liquid-oriented logistics offers. Since supply chain networks for liquid products are fundamentally different from those for […]

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