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3PL Challenges Solved
Have a logistics or transportation challenge? Whether you need more supply chain visibility, accurate inventory management, or suggestions for cutting transportation costs, Inbound Logistics' team of 3PL experts can help. Click here for free, no-obligation guidance and advice.



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2009 Online Planners
Access the 2009 Inbound Logistics Planner online and as a digital download. You'll find detailed information on 150 market leaders who have crafted their solutions to fit your needs and help meet your demands for transportation speed and efficiency, lower inventories, quick and easy tracking and tracing, cycle time compression, and integrated logistics expertise. These are the companies that can help you drive change.

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Intermodal: Ready to Roll
Although volumes dipped in nearly all transportation sectors this year, a small boost in domestic intermodal points to a better future for multi-mode transportation as the economy rebounds. In the meantime, intermodal facilities are taking advantage of the lull to upgrade so they'll be ready when business picks up again.

Inbound Logistics' 2009 Ocean Carrier Guide: Anchors Aweigh
As industry looks to steady the economic boom and carriers shift their strategic and operational moorings, Inbound Logistics casts its net upon ocean freight carriers making waves to new horizons.
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Great Logistics Sites: You're Welcome
Make a visit to five U.S. locations that are creating inviting environments for companies striving to achieve logistics excellence.
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Risks & Rewards
Embargo Violations: Ignorance is No Excuse
In this time of heightened security, it can prove costly, even burdensome, for a multinational company to remain cognizant of every law or regulation that can impact its operations. TT Club Vice President C. Daniel Negron explains the necessity of meeting this challenge.

3PL Line
Choosing and Using a Freight Forwarder
Choosing the right freight forwarder can be vital to your business. Brad Dechter, president of DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, DGX-Dependable Global Express, and DAX-Dependable AirCargo Express, outlines suggestions for finding the best provider for your transportation needs.

10 Tips
Outsourced Logistics: Gaining Management Buy-in
Steve Dean, senior vice president, supply chain solutions sales and marketing, Ryder System, Inc.; offers advice for convincing higher-ups it's time to call in a third-party logistics provider for supply chain help.



Reader Profile
Power Play
As plant manager at Briggs & Stratton's Menomonee Falls, Wisc., distribution center, Bill Harrow is responsible for receiving, storing and shipping service parts for the lawn mowers, snow blowers, power washers, and other equipment that makes up the company's outdoor power products line. His team receives roughly 120,000 components, kits them, and packages them into about 80,000 sellable parts.

DC Solutions
Lifetime Achievement: Green Materials Handling
Kitchen equipment and home accents manufacturer Lifetime Brands' newly upgraded 700,000-square-foot Robbinsville, N.J., distribution center stands as a model of DC energy conservation, boasting a substantial reduction in electrical power consumption while operating at 99 percent uptime reliability and handling an average volume of 425,000 cartons each month.

Vote For Your Logistics Partner!

Have your 3PLs achieved extraordinary results for you and your company? Have they been steadfast partners for years, through good times and tough? Have they saved you money, found efficiencies, boosted productivity, kept your supply chain flowing? Get them the recognition they deserve. Join thousands of your transport, supply chain, and business logistics peers and vote in our Annual Reader's Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards.

More than 6,000 votes were cast last year by a diverse cross-section of readers who had one thing in common -- they shared their 3PL experiences with IL readers around the world. Here's your chance to be heard.

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"Whatever it Takes" Manager
Over 16 years of extensive leadership and management experience specializing in material and personnel management. Proven ability to plan, implement and sustain projects from logistics to warehouse and cross-dock operations as well as inventory control. Involved in 2 warehouse and 1 cross-dock start up operations.
Contact: Tony Frost

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What's The Difference?

If you're an LLP, are you also a 4PL? Can you run a Just-In-Time operation without being a lean one? When push comes to pull, are logistics and supply chain management interchangeable?

Here's your chance to weigh in on some common perceptions and misperceptions regarding industry terminology and lexicon that we will feature in an upcoming article. Take our quick survey to make your voice heard!

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