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Weekly On-Target Newsletter
September 2, 2009
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supplySupply Chain Trends and Issues Focus

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Featured Story

New Thinking in Supply Chain for Tough Times - and Beyond

Real Results Magazine Interviews SCDigest's Dan Gilmore on S&OP, Collaboration, Supply Chain Strategy and More

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A Deeper Look at 2008 Inventory Numbers

Over Past Two Years, Life Science Areas Show Major Improvements; Progress in Consumer Goods-to-Retail Mostly Stalled


Transportation Management Focus

Category Sponsor: Lean Logistics

Featured Story

The Impact of Packaging Optimization on Transportation Management

From 120 Units per Pallet to 300; Suddenly, a Hot Area

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As Truckload Rates Continue Freefall, Middlemen Actually See Margins Grow

A Freight Recession like No Others, as One-Third of Freight Out Volume Leaves the System; Can Rates Go Any Lower?

SAAS Matters: Leveraging a vast
network to source smarter and faster

Join LeanLogistics’ representatives, senior leadership, and your peers at a roundtable in a city near you.  You’ll learn how to leverage $5 billion in transportation spend to streamline your operation allowing you to identify 16% annual average cost savings (up to 30% has been achieved) rapidly, with minimal resources.

distributionDistribution and Material Handling Focus
Category Sponsor: CDC Software

Featured Story

Interest in Automatic Case Picking is High among Large Volume DCs, SCDigest Survey Shows

In-depth Report on New Automatic Case Picking Technologies to be Released Soon

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What are the Sweet Spots for Different Order Picking Technologies?

We Summarize What Works Best Where, from A-Frames to Wearables

Green Supply Chain Focus - from TheGreenSupplyChain.com (an SCDigest Web Site)

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Network Design &
Planning for  End-to-End
Supply Chain Optimization

ILOG LogicNet Plus XE Incorporates Carbon Emissions into Supply Chain Network Design


Featured Story

CO2 Emissions Tracking and Monitoring Will be Key to Green Supply Chain Progress

Very Limited Deployment of Tracking Tools So Far, Gartner Finds

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Cap and Trade Future in Senate Still Uncertain, as Key Senators Announce Plans for Delay

Eventual Senate Bill Likely to be Much Different than Waxman-Markey, Most Say



Global Supply Chain and Logistics Focus



Supply Chains

Featured Story

Will Ocean Carriers be able to Make Aggressive Rate Hikes Stick?

Maersk, Others, Set Fall Rate Hikes, but Can Carriers Hold Rank? Avoiding the Appearance of Price Collusion

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A New Framework for Supply Chain Security

Need for Improvement is Well Understood, but How Can Companies Develop an Integrated Approach?


RFID and Auto ID Focus

Featured Story

Printing RFID Labels with a Laser Printer

Lexmark Keeps Adding Capabilities, which May Open Up Additional RFID Applications

Related Content

Second Item-Level Retail Apparel Tagging Study Again Finds Substantial Improvements in Inventory Accuracy

Will Item-Level Tagging in this Space be the Catalyst for Case and Pallet RFID?


How Multi-Modal Wireless Technology is Driving New Productivity Gains in Distribution


Manufacturing Focus

Featured Story

Recession Close to Over, Manufacturers Alliance Forecasters Say

11.9% Decline in Production Output this Year, but Most of that has Already Occurred; Big Growth Manufacturing Technology Investments Expected for 2010

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More Evidence the Tide is Turning a Bit in the Offshoring Tsunami

First, it was Logistics Costs; Now, Other Factors; Overcoming a $2.50 Increase per Unit for a Hair Iron

New Supply Chain Video

Supply Chain Planning Insights Thought Leadership Video

Edition 2: Inventory, Free Cash Flow, and Shareholder Value



Sourcing and Procurement Focus


Featured Story

Sourcing Optimization Technology, Part 2

Optimization Can Deliver Big Benefits, but with Much Change in Process Required; Finding the Sweet Spot

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The Increasing Role of Optimization in Sourcing Decisions

Once Limited to Transportation Buys, Technology Now being Used in Many Other Commodity Categories, New Report from CAPS Research Says

Labor Management Strategies for Emerging Economic and Political Realities

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