3PL Lessons: Plan Ahead for a Year Like 2011

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Mother Earth has not been fooling around the past couple years, and 2011 was no exception. Tornadoes. Drought-fueled wildfires. Hurricanes (in. New England?). Not to mention the natural disasters of mind-numbing scale that happened abroad like the Japanese tsunami and nuclear meltdown

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Supply Chain Management:The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday.

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» The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday Buying Season- Need for Balancing Retailer Online and Fulfillment Process Investments. In late November Supply Chain Matters penned a guest commentary on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog that outlined our belief that retailers should anticipate different supply chain fulfillment capabilities for the upcoming 2011 holiday buying season. Posted by Bob Ferrari on December 30, 2011 6:54 AM | Permalink. December 2011.

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Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

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Main | Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices » The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying Season will again Test Retailer MCO and Supply Chain Capabilities. As we approach the 2011 holiday season, the environment has somewhat changed, requiring retailers to adjust their supply chain fulfillment strategies.On What therefore should retailers expect in the upcoming 2011 season? Posted by Bob Ferrari on November 2, 2011 6:27 AM | Permalink. July 2011.

‘Tis the Season for Apparel Quality Control

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As we mentioned last week, the bulk of America’s annual shopping itch gets scratched during those mad weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And getting the right product in front of the right, harried shopper who simply knows your hip leather jacket or leggings or lederhosen (I’m sure there’s a market for those somewhere) is exactly the right thing for that special someone requires top-notch apparel supply chain management and reindeer-like speed-to-market.

The Holiday Apparel Retailer Rush is Here

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Here’s an all-encompassing example of how far folks are willing to go to get top-quality products like your company’s apparel this time of year: A southern California woman turned herself in to authorities as the person who pepper sprayed video-game shoppers in a Walmart during Black Friday's shopping frenzy, Los Angeles police said Saturday.

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Go Global. Our Apparel Supply Chain Management Services Can Help.

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Our third party logistics services are about all about helping you get the right product to the right place at the right time. Sometimes, however, it’s just more affordable and more efficient to set up parts of your supply chain outside the great ol’ USA. Set sail with us and explore what’s waiting for you.

Our (158,000 Square-Foot) Apparel Warehouse is Your House

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Every supply chain needs an anchor. No matter how many moving parts you’re effectively able to string together, at some point good home cookin’ and space to put your feet up is needed. Welcome to Lewisville, Texas. Our home. Our community. Our heart and soul. The engine powering all of our logistics and supply chain management services.

Information Matters in Apparel Logistics: How to Close the Feedback Loop

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If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, an opaque link shrouded in mystery, confusion and rigidity isn’t going to pull your company very far. Feedback is information, and information is the power that welds your supply system into a transparent, flexible, self-reinforcing chain. This is true for any business, but it’s especially true in apparel logistics.

3PL Case Study: Maker & Company

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Maker & Company is refined, yet irreverent. It nods to the finest menswear traditions, yet unique. The company is pioneering a better type of men’s sportswear, yet it’s doing so through a classic approach to clothes making. It’s for gentlemen, nay, tastemakers who’d rather live a life that’s more than a little bit rugged, yet who care about things like fit, color palettes and design while doing so.

Why Speed to Market & Supply Chain Efficiency Matter in Fashion Logistics

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Take the hippest, most well-conceived outfit you can design, put it in front of the perfect target market, start reaping enormous profits. and the outfit will still fade out of style within a year or two. This gives you two choices: You can hold onto garments for 25 years until they become "vintage.” ” Or you can invest in the kind of equipment, market intelligence and supply chain efficiency needed for today’s attention deficit generation.

The Strange and Exotic World of Apparel Logistics Foreign Trade Zones

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Strange customs. Unfamiliar languages. New scents. Smiling, friendly people encouraging you to step inside and talk business. Ahhh — the strange and exotic experience of life outside of America. somewhere in the middle of Texas, Nebraska, New Mexico or upstate New York. Okay fine: Foreign Trade Zones aren’t quite the same thing as a market in Marrakesh. But they can lower operating costs, improve your speed-to-market capabilities, and boost your bottom line.

Chooze Shoes: The Apparel Logistics Group Customer Case Study

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Chooze Shoes sneers at conventional business wisdom and kicks cynicism in the gut with a (very colorful) size two ballet shoe. Their approach flies in the face of everything you’d normally do to make your business model efficient and in the black. As anyone in business knows, it’s much easier to stay profitable when you can be single-minded about squeezing every ounce of productivity possible out of your products and services.

Beyond Ordinary Fashion Logistics: Two Keys to Boosting Value

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Whatever your company needs in third party fashion logistics — from apparel distribution to merchandising to supply chain management to quality control — we can do it. But a long list of 3PL services isn't alone going to boost any company's value. Here at The Apparel Logistics Group, there are several factors that make our extensive capabilities robust, ripe and ready to enhance yours.

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Apparel Is In Our DNA

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Former baseball players make better baseball coaches. The best chefs are usually foodies at heart. The best manufacturers tend to understand what they're crafting at a level only possibly if they've been customers of such finished products in the past. Here’s the point: [ More.

Meet the Supply Chain Superheroes: Radiating Valor, Fighting Villains, and Boosting Bottom Lines

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Welcome back! If you’re reading this blog just to learn some of the basics about our services, our company profile, and a handful of business statistics outlining exactly how much our custom apparel supply chain services can streamline your company’s efficiency and boost its bottom line — then, well, let’s get this out of the way: [ More.

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Raise the Curtain for The Apparel Logistics Group’s New Fashion Logistics Blog

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Applause, applause, and bravo! Welcome to our new corporate blog! Here you can find the latest and greatest news on our people, our products, and our process — from industry updates and trends to interviews with our super hero staff (yes, there are some wildly interesting people working around here!) [ More.

Supply Chain Management:Retailer Multi-Channel Operations.

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» Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season. Today is Cyber Monday and we provide our first update to our previous commentary on how retailer multi-channel operations (MCO) capabilities will be challenged in the current 2011 holiday buying season. Posted by Bob Ferrari on November 29, 2011 5:30 AM | Permalink. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

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Supply Chain Management:Order Fulfillment From The Dark Stores

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Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

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« Fulfillment Options - Recent Trends | Main | The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday Buying Season- Need for Balancing Retailer Online and Fulfillment Process Investments » Scheduling Order Release Process Intelligently. Posted by Pankaj Sudhakar Patil on December 29, 2011 9:00 AM | Permalink. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011.

Delivering the Goods in Online Grocery Business - Infosys Blogs

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Supply Chain Management:Fulfillment Options - Recent Trends

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For the holiday season of 2011, Toys R Us offered an interesting variation to the store pick up service. Posted by Amit Ambekar on December 23, 2011 5:35 AM | Permalink. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011. March 2011. February 2011. January 2011. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries.

Layaway and Buy Now Pay Later Payment Options! - Infosys Blogs

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« Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season | Main | Fraud vs Customer Centricity - III » Layaway and Buy Now Pay Later Payment Options! Posted by Amit Ambekar on November 29, 2011 11:28 AM | Permalink. Posted by: Narasimha Rao | December 6, 2011 6:01 AM. Posted by: Amit Ambekar | December 8, 2011 11:16 AM. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011.

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Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

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« The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying Season will again Test Retailer MCO and Supply Chain Capabilities | Main | Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment » Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices. Posted by Umesh Sonawane on November 11, 2011 8:06 AM | Permalink. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011.

Supply Chain Management:Use of Rapid Application Development.

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Will "Profitable To Promise" be Viable In Retail Industry - Infosys Blogs

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« Use of Rapid Application Development methodologies for Supply Chain Execution package implementations | Main | The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying Season will again Test Retailer MCO and Supply Chain Capabilities » Will "Profitable To Promise" be Viable In Retail Industry ?? Posted by Pankaj Sudhakar Patil on October 19, 2011 10:47 AM | Permalink. Posted by: praveen | November 4, 2011 6:39 PM. Posted by: gopi krishnan | November 6, 2011 6:44 AM. August 2011.

Supply Chain Management:Fraud vs Customer Centricity - III

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Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

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« Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices | Main | Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season » Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment. Posted by Pankaj Sudhakar Patil on November 29, 2011 3:33 AM | Permalink. Posted by: praveen | December 7, 2011 4:02 PM. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011.

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Supply Chain Management:The 'Cash on Delivery' Payment Option!

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FMCSA grants petition blocking California's meal, rest break rule for truckers

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In 2011, California passed a law requiring employers to provide a “duty-frThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Dec. 21 announced that California’s meal-and-rest break rules are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations.

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COVID-19 weighs heavily on Q1 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index

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2011=110.1) 2011=110.1)—fell The report’s first quarter National Shipment Index—at 188.1 dropped 1.8% compared to the fourth quarter and was up 3.8% annually. First quarter spend—at 124.3 fell 3.7% compared to the fourth quarter, following a 4% sequential decline from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2019, and it was down 2.5% annually

ATA data highlights steep Q2 truckload driver turnover

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And it added that the turnover rate, for smaller truckload carriers, was off 10%, to 60%, marking its lowest quarterly level going back to the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Second quarter U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index shows solid growth

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2011=110.1), hit a new record-high and was up 1.2% The report’s National Shipment Index, at 138.7 compared to the first quarter and up 7.8% annually

Volvo says it exceeds energy efficiency expectations

Fleet Owner

As part of the initiative launched in 2011, companies can set their own goals and report progVolvo Group North America announced it has met its energy efficiency goals in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge.

U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index shows Q2 shipment and spend gains

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2011=110.1), rose 9.7% The report’s National Shipment Index, at 131.3 over the first quarter after a 9.7% first quarter decline and was down 5.3% annually. On the pricing side, the report's National Spend Index, at 201.3, headed up 4.3% from the first quarter and rose 6.4% annually, following a 2.7% annual first quarter increase