TITLE

Ins and Outs of Inbound and Outbound Logistics

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Metal Center News;Summer2010 Supplement, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on how service centers can optimize material handling, control cost and automate the receiving and delivery functions. It comments that freight has become a larger and larger component or overall material cost in logistics industry. According to research, many service centers are managing the receiving and fulfillment functions in some fashion through an integrated business system but still needs improvement.
ACCESSION #
54089517

 

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