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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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Expedited Service: Uncommon Ground
Ground carriers redefine expedited services to meet new delivery and security demands in a down economy.

Relieving the Holiday Hangover
Retail madness doesn't stop at year's end -- it just reverses direction. A medicine chest of reverse logistics remedies helps alleviate retailers' inventory headaches.

Wind Power Logistics:
Tilting Toward Wind Turbines

Wind energy is global, it's green, it's complex -- and it's capturing the attention and imagination of government, economic development, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics service providers alike.
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SC Perspectives
The Intellectual Risk of Complexity
As multiple sourcing strategies continue their inexorable march across the world, the resultant supply chain collaboration makes it more difficult for companies to protect their intellectual property rights, says Contributing Editor Robert Malone.

3PL Line
Is Your 3PL a Brand Builder?
Successful branding programs begin with superior products and services, backed by excellent customer service that permeates an entire organization. Is your third-party logistics provider delivering your brand promise? asks Mitch Weckop, senior VP/GM of Schneider Transportation Management.

Selecting Pallet Types: One Size Does Not Fit All
According to Don Pulver, VP and GM of Worthington Steelpac, having a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different types of pallets is critical to choosing the right one for the job.

Green Landscape
Software Tools Optimize Green Logistics
Today's logistics service providers have access to a wide variety of optimization tools to help improve efficiency, reduce costs, and go green, says Pradeep Chaudhary of Tata Consultancy Services.



Reader Profile
Captain Scantastic
As vice president of logistics at Genesis Medical Imaging, Cliff Hooper makes sure service technicians receive the parts they need to keep medical equipment up and running. Through savvy manipulation of expedited shipping services, Hooper has cut his company's monthly transportation costs by more than half.

Special Supplement
Need to know the best way to create a lean warehouse? Gain reverse logistics efficiency? Outsource wind power logistics? You've come to the right place. Find out H.O.W. to handle these challenges in our annual compilation of logistics best practices.
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10 Tips
Selecting A Voice-Directed Picking System
Looking to reduce errors, improve productivity, and increase accuracy in the warehouse? A voice-directed picking system can help. These tips will guide you to the right solution.

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.

Share this link with your colleagues and rally them behind your provider:

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Manager
Increased efficiency and cash flow through research and design of new regional distribution center, selected and installed WMS in regional distribution centers and manufacturing plants. Reduced corporate inventory by more than $5 million and improved customer satisfaction by establishing a new Sales operational planning program.
Contact: Joseph D. Bruno 941-342-0981Joseph D.

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The most comprehensive directory of logistics web sites on the Internet. Organized by category and fully searchable, it's the easiest way to find logistics sites.
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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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