CONTENTS MARCH 2022 | VOL. 42 | NO. 3
GOOD QUESTION What’s your best reverse logistics tip?
26 SPONSORED SOLVED Deploying an end-to-end solution to support a major product launch 28 AUTOMATION Why you should care about AP 30 3PL LINE Improving driver retention 32 IT MATTERS Digitalize to manage disruptions
INSIGHT 8 CHECKING IN Rowenta irons out inventory challenges 10 GOOD QUESTION What’s your best reverse logistics tip?
Automated guided vehicle and autonomous mobile robot innovations
INFO 78 SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS 80 WEB_CITE CITY 92 CALENDAR 94 RESOURCE CENTER
12 DIALOG 14 10 TIPS
Choosing a 3PL 24 SPONSORED KNOWLEDGE BASE Take control of your imports— save time and money
34 RETAIL RETHINK Ensuring delight in the grocery aisle
INFOCUS 2 INFO SNACKS 16 VERTICAL FOCUS: TOYS 20 NOTED 22 TAKEAWAYS 86 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:
New container-carrying services in Europe and other solutions
AMR S /AGV S 88 IN BRIEF 96 LAST MILE Race to zero emissions
Autonomous electric rail cars aim to make more efficient use of rail infrastructure
INPRACTICE 18 READER PROFILE
Daniel Politowicz, the logistics and transportation manager of Tubelite, brought together supply chain stakeholders to make sure the company’s aluminum extrusions for its doors and frames were shipped seamlessly.
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