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Food Distributors Make Changes as Costs Bite
Nov. 23, 2018 | WSJ | By Heather Haddon.

Food distributors, the intermediaries between packaged-food makers and farmers on one side and restaurants and grocers on the other, are especially sensitive to cost pressures. Their operations are less automated than those of some other businesses, increasing their exposure to the worker shortages and rising wages that come with a tight labor market. Surging demand is also pushing up the cost of for-hire transportation.

To adapt to rising logistics and shipping expenses, distributors say they are shifting some deliveries to smaller trucks that don’t need full rig loads. They are also trying to pack trucks more efficiently and break down delivery routes to make them shorter. Some distributors are also turning to online brokers, like the Freight unit of Uber Technologies Inc., that use technology to match cargo with available trucks, a process some say is faster and more efficient.
foodservice  Sysco  streamlining  intermediaries  cold_storage 
november 2018 by jerryking
HTC expects to cut 15 percent of workforce in streamlining effort
Even though the Taiwanese company plans to reduce operating expenditure by 35 percent in the near future, its product portfolio will actually be diversified “beyond smartphones.” Lenovo’s steep drop in net revenue and resulting layoffs may have caught you off guard, considering the Chinese outfit’s booming domination over the PC landscape and the recent acquisition...

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HTC  expects  to  cut  15  percent  of  workforce  in  streamlining  effort 
august 2015 by vrzone
5 Tips To Get More Organized
If your home is filled with clutter, your mind is probably the same way. Sorting out your stuff is a way to feel like you've got a better handle on things, and there are tricks you can use to streamline your path to a more organized existence.

Savvy Sugar offers 25 tips. Here are five that caught our eye:

* Buy more stuff. Containers and dividers will help you sort your things.

* Start with one tiny space. Pick a drawer or shelf, make it look right and get rid of stuff that doesn't fit.

* Find the right place for one thing. You've got a bowling ball. You're not getting rid of it. Find out where it should go and work from there.

* Relieve your fridge of the nastiest stuff. It's daunting to give your refrigerator the overhaul it needs, so just get rid of the oldest leftovers you know you'll never eat.

* Clean out your bag. Empty your purse, backpack or "laptop case" (read: man purse) of the stuff you don't need.

25 Easy Organizing Changes You Can Make Today [Savvy Sugar]
How_To  household  organization  streamlining  from google
january 2012 by gingernormal
Schienenzeppelin - Wikipedia
"The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembles a zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a propeller located at the rear, it accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143.0 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939."
trains  germany  history  streamlining  streamlined  schienenzeppelin  zeppelins  transportation  retrofuture  rail  railways  propellers  airships  railcars  design  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
this is a456: Utopia For Sale
"somehow rings familiar. During early 20th century, art & architecture never existed wholly isolated from popular culture, consumerism, or corporate interests. This was the case in Europe as it was in US. As Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin or various Reynolds Aluminum ads that would appear in US in 1940s demonstrate, corporate interests sometimes found an unlikely alliance w/ avant-garde. But with Bel Geddes & “The City of Tomorrow,” something slightly different was in order. The author of Horizons did see himself primarily as artist, but never in the same vein as would Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, or Erich Mendelsohn. As a person who always wore his commercial aspirations on his sleeve, Bel Geddes became a figure willing to leverage artistic inclinations not only as a kind of expertise, but as vehicle for transmitting ideas about contemporary urbanism to mass audiences. He was…person who popularized utopia by giving it its most tangible & visibly-appealing manifestation…"
design  culture  politics  history  theory  streamlining  stanleyrestor  henrydreyfuss  modernism  raymondloewy  walterdorwinteague  nomanbelgeddes  advertising  lecorbusier  thecityoftomorrow  architecture  art  commercialism  shelloil  gm  pedestrians  utopia  utopian  transportation  cars  broadacre  millermcclintock  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
Use Prepaid Gift Cards at Other Stores and Locations - Shopping - Lifehacker
Useful in getting rid of the prepaid gift cards that I don't really use.
finance  streamlining 
march 2010 by yphy
What is missing in our games? « Brian Green, Psychochild's Blog, 2009-10-12
[Lots of good thought here on the challenges in creating innovative MMO games. Do we continue to refine and polish the pavlovian response of the achiever, or can we find ways to appeal to the other aspects of what makes an online game fun?] "Sometimes I wonder if MMOs have really lived up to their potential. From my first steps playing a text MUD and realizing that some of those other characters were controlled by people like me, these games captured my imagination. The fun diversion became a deep fascination with multiplayer gameplay and game mechanics and eventually a career. But, when I take a look at where we are now, I can't help but think that something is missing from our games. Have you noticed it, too? The problem is, the MMO community pretty much defines discontent; early MMO blogging took the form of "rant sites" that served as a central location to bitch about MMO games. So, sometimes it's hard to separate out the snark from the real problems we're facing. But, it does ...
mmo  online  game  design  achiever  innovation  future  spawn  streamlining  adventure  new  content  critique 
october 2009 by ChristopherA

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