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Manufacturers, retailers, and logistics providers: Going the Extra Mile

Manufacturers, retailers, logistics providers, and associations have a long history of going the extra mile when needed (or even before needed). Here are some recent efforts that reflect this commitment.


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Take Back the Profit: Getting a better return on returns is a bit of science and a lot of planning.

To get omnichannel distribution right, focus on a clearly defined competitive advantage says Rick DiMaio, vice president of distribution for Office Depot.


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One port even extends its supply chain by going beyond traditional cargo.


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Managing Growth and Information Flows Together

This year’s Alliance Award recipients demonstrate how open dialogue and close coordination pay big dividends.


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Outsourcing Still on the Rise

Done right, outsourcing transportation doesn’t have to be a process full of fears about how it affects the core business.


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Omni-Channel Meets the Last Mile

The future of omni-channel distribution is full of challenges.


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Air Cargo Redefines Its Business Outlook

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From the Publisher - A Special Thanks

I’d like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the readers, advertisers, sponsors, and friends of World Trade 100 for the support they have shown over the years.


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Continuing the Legacy

When World Trade 100 premiered in 1988, it was a very different world – or was it? One constant for supply chain management has been the need for practitioners to adapt to change in order to keep their companies competitive.


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Around the World in 80 Days

With their arrival at the port of Le Harve, 420 bottles of Burgundy wine completed an epic around-the-world journey in 80 days.


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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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