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3PL Challenges Solved
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In Perspective
Assemble the Fragments
A national transportation policy could help some good economic recovery ideas evolve into a coherent plan, writes Inbound Logistics' Associate Editor, Perry Trunick.


Logistics Education: More is Better
Want to keep pace with your colleagues and further your career? Find out how logistics and supply chain education can help you hone your skills, gain a broader perspective, and bring bottom-line benefits to your employer.

ISF Compliance: Solving 10+2
Take an inside look at how importers and exporters are answering the 10+2 equation driven by a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection security regulation. (Hint: The answer is not 12.)



Finding the Perfect Fulfillment Fit
Faced with rapid sales growth and increasing SKU complexity, online apparel retailer Bonobos knew it had outgrown its in-house warehousing and fulfillment functions. A third-party fulfillment partner helped the company boost its distribution efficiency.

Reader Profile
Kathy Zepaltas: Doing Fine, Moving Wine
As director of logistics at Regal Wine Company, Kathy Zepaltas consolidated her companyıs logistics operations and transitioned from an insufficient warehouse to an ultra-efficient 650,000-square-foot DC.



3PL Line
Today's Warehouse Plays a New Role
Shared space environments, secondary packaging services, and reimagined cross-docking functions are helping manufacturers get more value from warehousing providers. Cliff Otto, president of Saddle Creek, outlines the benefits.

Building Better 3PL Relationships
Third-party logistics providers can provide capacity, expertise, technology, and buying power. Chip Smith, president of CS Advisory Group, discusses how to ensure you're getting the most from your 3PL.


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Supply Chain Management and Logistics Manager
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  • Masters Degree in International Transportation Management
  • Bachelors Degree in International Transportation and Trade
  • Certificate in Advanced Charter Parties issued by ASBA
  • Two years experience in SCM for a small passenger ferry
  • Five years experience in Retail Management
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