1. Fighting Retail Return Fraud

    It’s after Christmas and consumers are lined up at stores to return merchandise – the scratchy sweater from Aunt Helen, the toaster oven that doesn’t fit on the counter.  But not all returns are legitimate and return fraud costs Retailers billions of dollars every year- $8.9 billion dollars according to the 2012 Return Fraud survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

  2. The Difference Between Logistics Management And Logistics Control In Life Sciences

    Life science products have a distinct logistical profile; the nuances between a fine chemical and a medical compound or medical devices and computer hardware have significant regulatory differences. When determining the logistics plan for a product it is critical to remember that it is not just a box. By Paddy Hanlon, Senior Director, Business Development, Marken

  3. Shipping Specifications Are NOT Stability Data

    Pharmaceutical shippers are too cautious. That’s the verdict from regulatory experts and pharmaceutical logistics providers.

  4. Marken Delivers In Spite Of A Dry Ice Disruption In Moscow

    In August of 2010, both dry ice factories in Moscow, Russia were shut down for an unplanned technical upgrade. At the same time the weather in the region was unusually hot (40°C, 104°F) which placed a higher than normal demand for dry ice to keep frozen shipments within the required temperature range.

  5. Pharma Preps For Serialization

    Mandates that pharmaceutical products be serialized, tracked, and traced are being implemented throughout the world.

  6. Medical Device Companies Turning To New Breed Of Supply Chain Partner

    Medical Device companies are well aware of the strategic and operational impact of tougher reimbursement policies and the soon to be implemented medical device tax.

  7. How DSC Helped Rich Products Create A New Network

    It’s not often that you get more service than you ask for. But, that’s definitely what happened when premier family-owned food company, Rich Products Corporation (RPC), came to DSC Logistics. Originally seeking only public warehouse pricing, RPC instead received a supply chain management solution that enabled them to optimize their network six months ahead of plan.

  8. How DSC Helped Unilever Integrate Tier One Into Their Network

    Case in point: Unilever Bestfoods has a foodservice division, Tier One, that ships primarily to key customers like Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Burger King and other major fast food customers.

  9. How DSC Helped The Musco Family Olive Company Improve Service To Wal-Mart And Reduce Costs Through Consolidation

    Sometimes the fruit has to travel far from the tree…and when you care about your product as much as the Musco Family Olive Co. does, you care about the way it’s handled along the way.

  10. How DSC Helped Continental Mills Adopt New RFID Technology

    When you’re doing something for the first time, it’s usually a good idea to learn as much as you can. That way, you’ll be better prepared for the next time.