Conference Reports

ProMat 2013

Knapp unveils tote transport
Robot-like shuttle moves containers and cartons.

Yale expands warehouse product offerings
New model, features, and technologies on display at ProMat 2013.

Hyster introduces ruggedized electric truck
New "Environmental Package" allows electric lift trucks to compete in same arena as IC models.

Forget plastics ... think mushrooms
Sealed Air introduces eco-friendly Restore Mushroom Packaging as "cost-neutral" alternative to plastic.

Beumer Group debuts energy efficient Crisplant tilt-tray sorter
New motors offer steep savings.

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CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2011

Fox's Varney sounds the alarm
News anchor contends that global demographic trends will have a lasting impact on economy, society.

Chiquita's "undercover boss": supply chain experience inspired companywide changes
Chairman and CEO Fernando Aguirre's experience on the hit TV show "Undercover Boss" reinforced his beliefs about leadership and the importance of people to his company's success.

"Talent crisis" panel addresses employee development
Executive recruiters, supply chain executives, and an academic researcher offered practical advice for finding, developing, and retaining supply chain talent.

Work from the same page
Two companies detail how they are using data tools to develop a common basis for decision making.

Rough waters ahead
Budget considerations are leading the U.S. Navy to seek efficiencies and improve logistics processes.

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CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2010

Panama aims to become a crossroads of global trade
The Panama Canal expansion will make Panama the hub of cargo movements in the Western Hemisphere, canal official predicts.

Haggar's slimmed-down supply chain produces results
Slashing its supplier base helped Haggar Clothing Co. better control costs and boost forecast accuracy.

Easy days past for shippers, IP executive says
The era of abundant capacity and cheap rates in the domestic trucking market is coming to an end, warns International Paper exec.

Third-party logistics companies get more involved in packaging
More manufacturers are asking 3PLs for help with special packaging for product promotions.

Automation in the warehouse can improve delivery at the store
Pepsi Bottling Group discovered that the benefits of automating your warehouse don't have to stop at the dock door.

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WERC Annual Conference 2010

Captured on video: bad warehouse practices
DC Velocity blogger interviews WERC attendees about worst practices.

WERC keynote presentation: Help your company tell its story
Companies now compete not just on speed, quality, and price but also on having an appealing narrative, says thought leader.

Starbucks' supply chain finds success through simplicity
To combat rising costs, falling profits, coffee retailer focuses on execution, operations.

How to make a better team
WERC presentation details how teams differ from other groups in the workplace.

How to do more with less
Fortna executive addresses how companies can cut costs by optimizing existing resources.

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NA 2010