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September 9, 2009
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Distribution and Material Handling: New Life for AGVs in Distribution?

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distributionDistribution and Material Handling Focus
Category Sponsor: CDC Software

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Logistics News: New Life for AGVs in Distribution?

Labor Concerns, Major Technology Advances, Opening New Applications for AGVs in the DC

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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

supplySupply Chain Trends and Issues Focus

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In Search of Value Stream Architects Outside of Manufacturing

Most Supply Chain Processes Beyond the Factory Floor are Hard to See, Says James Womack; The Best Hope for Healthcare?

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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


Transportation Management Focus

Category Sponsor: Lean Logistics

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Despite Dramatic Decline in Volumes, Railroads Staying Profitable, Investing in Service and Speed

New Understanding of the Benefits of Velocity; More Variable Cost Structures

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The Impact of Packaging Optimization on Transportation Management

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

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

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

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Network Design &
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Supply Chain Optimization

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


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Progress Report on Biofuels

Despite Great Promise, Many Fits and Starts, New Report Says; Major US Government Investments in Cellusolic Ethanol


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Toyota Europe Sustainability Report Shows Deep Green Commitment, but Practical Challenges

Drop in Volumes Actually Leads to High Emissions per Vehicle Produced and Shipped; Goal: “To be the Environmental Leader in Every Market"



Global Supply Chain and Logistics Focus



Supply Chains

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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

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Best Practices in Rolling Out Vendor Bar Code and RFID Compliance Programs

Bar Code Labeling, RFID, ASNs all Smooth the Flow of Goods, but Following Best Practices will Get Your Supply Chain There Sooner

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Printing RFID Labels with a Laser Printer

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


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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