Adaptive Logistics and Transportation

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Innovative companies improve efficiencies by integrating logistics and transportation functions with critical operating processes. By factoring transportation constraints into the planning and execution of warehousing, production and fulfillment, these companies are outperforming their competition.

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Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management

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This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper. Read More

Reverse Logistics for Service

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Reverse logistics management for service requires specialized software that accounts for many transactions and processes unique to installed base support. By implementing a configurable solution that automates the end-to-end reverse logistics cycle, service organizations can increase productivity, improve the customer experience, and significantly reduce costs. Find out more. Read More

What Keeps You Up At Night? 7 Logistics Challenges, and How to Solve Them

Even in the best of economic times, those in the transportation industry face daily obstacles—such as unstable fuel costs, providing superior customer satisfaction, improving driver and resource productivity, and maintaining healthy business growth—that keep executives up at night. Let’s address the seven most important logistics challenges (and figure out how you can sleep peacefully)! Read More

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Case Study: Baltika Breweries

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Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network

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