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Alex Stark | May 08, 2013

Consumer Product Goods on Rail? You Bet.

Every time I research rail traffic in North America, I read a steady stream of good news – traffic is up, investment is up, efficiency continues to improve. In light of this past Earth Day, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) states...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics , Freight Transportation

Jim Lahey | May 01, 2013

How Smart CPG Companies Can Leverage Social Media for Business

Social media is here to stay…at least until the next big thing comes along. Not too long ago, CPG companies struggled to prepare themselves for the electronic age. Now, companies do everything they can just to keep up. Smart companies conti...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Logistics Technology , Freight Transportation

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL.


Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

Alex Stark | February 13, 2013

Collaboration? Yes.

I recently returned to the cold and snowy northeast from an industry event in Florida.  The main topic (and it seems like it is the main topic at all these events) is collaboration.  More specifically, how goals in conflict hinder collabora...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | November 28, 2012

Technology and the Supply Chain: My Adventure with Skype

Had an interesting business meeting this morning.  While in my office in Pennsylvania, I was on speakerphone with a colleague in California while skyping (thank you, with an engineer in Moscow who left a restaurant ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Logistics Technology , Freight Transportation

电竞ag王者 | September 26, 2012

Logistics Outsourcing: Two Paths to Take

  Good leaders know the importance of sharing business objectives with their teams.  When you help your team understand the goals and how the goals are linked to success for the enterprise, they often can surprise you with their creativity,...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing , Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | June 26, 2012

When Imperfect Is Good

In retail distribution of CPG products, perfect is always the goal.  Accurate, on-time, damage-free shipments that keep retailers hyper-efficient at the receiving end.  No logistics firms are out there touting the benefits of "imperfect."  ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics , Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | November 09, 2011

Reinventing the Sales Call

Recently, we added a new customer after many months of discussions.  On the surface, it looked like your typical sales process.  There were meetings and phone calls, a few dinners, some power point slides…. One thing was different, though. ...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

电竞ag王者 | October 14, 2011

Hershey and Ferrero Embrace Collaborative Distribution

In 2009, I published an eBook on Collaborative Distribution that made a case that the current model for CPG product distribution is broken.  Instead of thousands of product manufacturers managing their own separate lines of supply to the EX...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Warehouse Operations , KANE Company News , Freight Transportation

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