CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
November 18, 2018

White Papers

Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain

Ryder experts unveil the five leading principles for a LEAN supply chain, which leads to a culture of continuous improvement, increased efficiency and less waste. In the supply chain arena, creating a LEAN culture offers tremendous opportunities for companies seeking continuous, incremental gains in quality and efficiency. Experts also identify the seven types of waste that can weaken a supply chain. In a LEAN culture, if something doesn't add value, it is eliminated. Rather than deploying ambitious programs with sweeping reforms, a LEAN operation makes incremental improvements daily.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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The Value of Customer Service for Your Supply Chain The Value of Customer Service for Your Supply Chain

To meet rising customer demands in new markets, Express Furniture Rental needed a reliable fleet of vehicles. That's why in 2005, the leading furniture provider turned to Ryder for a customized fleet of 20 vehicles. In this report, learn how Express Furniture was able to maximize their fleet through custom spec'ing, saved between 30 and 40 percent on their transportation spend, and benefitted from 98 percent uptime.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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Sherwood Foods Solution Showcase Sherwood Foods Solution Showcase

Shipping 20 million pounds of food products weekly in perfect condition and on-time is key to Sherwood Food Distributors serving its 8,000 customers. Missing one tight delivery window can significantly impact customer satisfaction and business operations. Through Ryder's Full Service Lease and On-Site Maintenance program, trucks are running, shelves are stocked and customers are happy. Ryder's Full Service Lease solution provides the management expertise and fleet leverage to deliver outstanding service to Sherwood Food Distributors. In addition, Ryder's on-site maintenance operation and team of expert technicians ensure optimal fleet performance.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers

Does positioning eCommerce inventories closer to customers yield more sales? Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers, co-authored by Gene Tyndall, President of MonarchFx, Stephen Timme, President of Finlistics Solutions, and Alex Baker Vice President of MonarchFx, addresses this recurring question. Also, providing guidance to the management of retailers, wholesalers, brands, and other companies that sell products to online buyers. Based on research, surveys, interviews, and experiences, the authors suggest estimates of revenue gains as order fulfillment speed increases and operating costs are managed effectively. This whitepaper has significant implications for all companies looking to drive incremental sales, increase profit, and execute a best-in-class customer experience.


Presented by: MonarchFx
Date: October 2018
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Voice of the Driver 2: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retention Voice of the Driver 2: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retention

For the past decade and a half, those who predicted the driver shortage have offered their advice on curbing the shortage. While an abundance of information like this exists, it lacks one of the main insights companies can use to overcome the shortage and high turnover – the voice of truck drivers. In this report, you'll learn how driver surveys, exit interviews, and conversations with current drivers, can improve recruiting and retention strategies in today's labor market.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: September 2018
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Reduce Risk and Cost with Your Fleet Safety Strategy Reduce Risk and Cost with Your Fleet Safety Strategy

The benefits of having a safer fleet can go beyond accident avoidance. In this report, discover how safety is taking a more prevalent place in the transportation industry than ever before. You'll learn about innovative technology providing new and more comprehensive ways to keep vehicles and people safer, as well as ways to avoid the risk and high costs that unsafe transportation practices create.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: September 2018
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Ryder and W.B. Mason: A Secret Weapon For Your Fleet and Business Growth Ryder and W.B. Mason: A Secret Weapon For Your Fleet and Business Growth

Consumer demand, e-commerce, and omni-channel, among other aspects demonstrate the need for reliable transportation in the retail industry. If your products aren't getting to customers when they want it, they are buying from a competitor. In our new case study with W.B. Mason you will learn how we combined several models of uniquely customized and branded trucks – including tractors, trailers, reefers, and supply trucks – arming W.B. Mason with a fleet of "Weapons of Delivery Excellence." Coupled with a preventive maintenance service from Ryder, W.B. Mason's fleet of reliable trucks keep products moving efficiently, with a 99% on-time delivery, while allowing the company to expand its operations.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: September 2018
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Achieving World Class Logistics Through Cross-Border Capabilities Achieving World Class Logistics Through Cross-Border Capabilities

For more than a generation, China was the destination of choice for offshore supply chains. The reasons made sense. An abundant and low-cost labor pool, cheap oil, and production costs generally less expensive than those found in the U.S., encouraged many manufacturers to relocate industrial operations overseas. Additionally, trade routes to and from Asia were many and reliable, albeit no faster than the speed of a freighter or container ship crossing the Pacific Ocean. Yet, rising wages and real estate costs in China, increases in oil prices, the delays inherent to transpacific shipping, and even shutdowns and logjams at U.S. seaports, forced some manufacturers to look elsewhere.

In this report, you'll learn why companies are making a move to nearshoring operations in Mexico, challenges companies face in the industry today when it comes to cross-border logistics, and solutions to overcome the disruption and achieve a world class logistics operation.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: August 2018
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Untangling the Complexities of efulfillment Untangling the Complexities of efulfillment

As consumers gain greater connectivity to retailers by means of e-commerce, their already high demands become increasingly challenging for businesses to meet. Until recently, order fulfillment was a simple function for supply chains. But with the increasing expectations, the changing nature of order fulfillment presents a whole new set of complexities. We surveyed the industry's top executives to learn what their toughest hurdles are and how they plan to meet customer expectations. See the results.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: August 2018
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Benefits of Leasing vs Owning Benefits of Leasing vs Owning

From cash flow benefits to asset management, and from reducing administrative burdens to having access to fleet management tools, leasing a fleet has more benefits than owning. In this report, you'll learn how leasing a fleet gives companies choice, flexibility, and confidence, as well as the ability to focus more on fulfilling the company's mission to provide products and services to customers. Discover how leading North American companies benefited from leasing their fleet instead of owning.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: August 2018
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The Connected Truck: Advanced Vehicle Technology Transforms the Trucking Industry The Connected Truck: Advanced Vehicle Technology Transforms the Trucking Industry

Innovation and technology are reshaping the transportation industry. From electric and hydrogen powered engines to the ability to capture real-time data and improve the safety of drivers, advanced vehicle technology can give companies a competitive edge. In this report, you'll learn about new technology that is revolutionizing the industry, the benefits it has for your fleet, and how you can take advantage of it.

Discover how advanced vehicle technology can:

  • Ensure compliance with changing regulation
  • Give you real-time visibility into you fleet
  • Improve driver safety and insights
  • Lower your carbon footprint
  • Drive fleet intelligence through predictive analytics.

Presented by: Ryder
Date: July 2018
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How to Maximize New Tax Benefits for Your Fleet How to Maximize New Tax Benefits for Your Fleet

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect this year, brings many positive changes for companies with fleets. Because the reform is lengthy and cumbersome, we wanted to make it simple for you to understand how these changes will effect your fleet. In this report, you'll learn about the main components of the new tax reform legislation and the impact these will have on a lease versus own decision.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: July 2018
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Overcoming the Capacity Roadblock Overcoming the Capacity Roadblock

The truck capacity crunch, which is one of the top concerns of executives in 2018, is tightening its grip on the transportation industry. This is leaving many companies scrambling to meet the rising demands of their customers. In this report, you'll learn why executives consider the capacity crunch the top transportation concern of the year, what is causing this industry crippling trend, and how to keep your fleet and business moving through this disruption.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: July 2018
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Private Fleet vs. Dedicated: Which one is right for you? Private Fleet vs. Dedicated: Which one is right for you?

As companies look for ways to remain competitive, they need to re-evaluate their fleet. For shippers, there are many differences between owning a private fleet and using a dedicated fleet. Some of these differences include cost, service, reliability, and the time taken away from their core competencies. This report focuses on these differences, and shows how the right fleet can be your competitive advantage.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2018
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Ryder and Conagra: Lean Warehouses Simplify Complicated Distribution Ryder and Conagra: Lean Warehouses Simplify Complicated Distribution

Effectively addressing the issues of wide-ranging and complex distribution for companies that operate 24/7 in multiple locations throughout the U.S. takes a holistic and custom-made approach. This prioritizes and delivers the simplification of supply chain processes and operational efficiency in each one on a constantly improving basis. If managed correctly, businesses can achieve cost savings at the same time. This report illustrates how leading packaged food retailer Conagra is able to achieve both greater efficiency and cost savings by using a combination of supply chain and dedicated transportation solutions by partnering with Ryder.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2018
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Re-evaluating the Total Cost of Fleet Ownership Re-evaluating the Total Cost of Fleet Ownership

Escalating costs are causing fleet owners to take a closer look at their total cost of ownership (TCO). But when doing so, many don't take into account all the factors that make up their TCO and make generic comparisons that can be misleading. In this report, you'll learn all the components that need to be calculated for an accurate TCO, and how a tool developed by Ryder helps fleet owners understand their costs, while saving money on their transportation spend.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2018
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Best Practices for New Supply Chain Talent Strategies Best Practices for New Supply Chain Talent Strategies

Demand for top talent increases as supply chain volumes and complexity rise, but the supply of that talent is decreasing. The shortages are in every area of the supply chain, from material handlers to senior executives. This report highlights key challenges companies are facing with talent management, as well as best practices for recruiting, training, and retaining a strong warehouse workforce.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2018
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Ryder Smart Warehouses: Transform the Digital Supply Chain Ryder Smart Warehouses: Transform the Digital Supply Chain

The groundwork for the warehouse of the future is in place. Powered by the digital supply chain, tomorrow's warehouse relies on a strategic mix of innovative technology to deliver end-to-end execution, control, and agility. See how Ryder is using innovative technologies to build smart warehouses that drive value, meet customer demands, and improve efficiency.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2018
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Blockchain and the Supply Chain Blockchain and the Supply Chain

Industry leaders agree that Blockchain can create some substantial benefits for supply chains. Blockchain on its own, however, carries with it some serious challenges related to scalability and confidentiality.

This is why One Network developed its ONE Blockchain™ solution. Designed to address the inherent limitations of Blockchain-only solutions, ONE Blockchain™ marries the benefits of a multi-party network with the advantages of Blockchain. ONE Blockchain™ enables multi-party, multi-tier data management, permissibility and transactions in a mediated, shared state...all with AI-powered applications and one of the largest digital business networks.


Presented by: One Network Enterprises
Date: March 2018
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Electronic Invoicing: European Union directives bring new efficiencies and cost savings to shipping Electronic Invoicing: European Union directives bring new efficiencies and cost savings to shipping

Electronic invoicing has been mandated for public procurement by 2018 in the European Union. However, many companies have been slow to adapt due to the complexities of EU member states having different legal, financial and administrative rules.

Read this white paper to see how you can mitigate the risks and reap the benefits of e-invoicing sooner than required.


Presented by: U.S. Bank
Date: January 2018
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Soft Automation in the Warehouse Soft Automation in the Warehouse

Soft Automation offers the ability to hone an operation's best practices in order to create and execute a stream-lined system ensuring standards are met and repeated across the distribution network. With low up-front costs, this standardization of routine processes works to improve operational performance, with prompt ROI. Many complex processes are well suited for soft automation and the addition of advanced mathematics and optimization techniques adds significant value; warehouse slotting falls within this category.


Presented by: Optricity
Date: December 2017
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The Corellation Between Service and Savings in the Supply Chain The Corellation Between Service and Savings in the Supply Chain

To increase savings, business leaders must concentrate on the total cost of the supply chain, rather than just transportation prices.

The right company acts like a business partner and takes into consideration transportation, operations and inventory costs to help a network operate more efficiently. What is your transportation and logistics provider doing for you? What should they be doing?

To learn more, download the whitepaper, The Corellation Between Service and Savings in the Supply Chain.


Presented by: Hub Group
Date: December 2017
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Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain

Learn how implementing a LEAN culture in your supply chain can lead to reduced costs and improved efficiency.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: May 2017
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The Current and Future State of Digital Supply Chain Transformation The Current and Future State of Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Executives see a large gap between the current state of digital transformation across their extended global value chains and what they expect to see in just five years from now. Those are the results of a global research study conducted by Capgemini Consulting and GT Nexus. The study surveyed 337 executives from some of the largest global manufacturing and retail organizations from 20 different countries around the world — largely from Europe and North America.


Presented by: GT Nexus
Date: May 2017
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Delivering on the Customer Promise Delivering on the Customer Promise

Disruptive forces such as new technology, changing regulations, talent shortages, and infrastructure bottlenecks continue to be the prime focus for supply chain executives and managers. In this report, learn the strategies FRAM Group and True Value used to overcome challenges and become a force in their industries.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: April 2017
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5 Tips for Successful WMS Implementations 5 Tips for Successful WMS Implementations

Successful Warehouse Management System implementations are achievable. Open Sky Group's teams average over 15 years of experience with WMS implementations and upgrades and we've distilled some of that knowledge and experience.

Discover the 5 Tips that can help make your WMS implementation a success.


Presented by: Open Sky Group
Date: December 2016
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IBM CPQ: Five Steps to the Perfect Quote IBM CPQ: Five Steps to the Perfect Quote

This whitepaper will help you discover the five steps to the perfect quote, and learn how they combine with a single configure, price, quote and order management solution to make it all come together.

You'll learn:

  • How to gain efficiencies so your sales team spends their time selling, not configuring documents or waiting for approvals
  • Ways to increase the flexibility of regional and on-the-ground sales so they can respond to local competition quickly and easily
  • What it takes to streamline even the most complex sales process with multiple market segments, channels, product lines and divisions or brands

Presented by: IBM
Date: December 2016
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Calculating the True Cost of a Mispick Calculating the True Cost of a Mispick

Picking involves much more than grabbing an item off a static storage rack or shelf. In the typical manual distribution center, picking means an operator receives a paper list of instructions about what to pick and where, travels to the correct storage location, locates the correct item, refers to the paper pick list to determine the number of items required from that pick face, picks the items, confirms the pick by marking the paper, then delivers the items for packing.

All of those steps are fraught with potential error. While most operations understand mistakes will happen, very few have taken the time to calculate the true cost of those mispicks, and how they impact the bottom line. This white paper outlines a calculation for estimating the true cost of mispicks in order fulfillment to an operation. It also presents technology solutions to improve pick accuracy, and shares a calculation for determining the savings they can deliver.


Presented by: Kardex Remstar
Date: October 2016
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The Convergence of the Enterprise Sales Model The Convergence of the Enterprise Sales Model

Read this white paper to learn why paradigm shifts in the B2B marketplace are driving organizations to improve their e-commerce proficiency with the goal of increasing sales, profits, customer retention and customer satisfaction.

Discover how key aspects of B2B commerce can be transformed, including:

  • Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) — from slow, non-repeatable selling to automated, guided selling
  • Order management and intelligent fulfillment — from manually managing order operations to customer-centric, intelligent fulfillment
  • The e-commerce channel - from low-margin, legacy sales to high-margin, modern commerce

Presented by: IBM
Date: October 2016
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