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Preemptive Action

Supply chain professionals understand risk and strive to mitigate or eliminate as much risk from their supply chain as is possible
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Rails Eye Intermodal Growth

Anticipating increased traffic in the near future, railroads are investing heavily in infrastructure improvements.

Freight volumes are reportedly strong. In some cases, the evidence is visible in official statistics, but in many cases, it is still anecdotal.


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Does C-TPAT Still Make Sense?

For companies engaged in international trade, securing their global supply chain is a constant and massive undertaking that requires swift and secure processes.


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Time Is Not Money

Sometimes going the extra mile means more than simply signing a check. Coming face to face with those who are in need and helping to brighten their day with a commitment of personal time amplifies the effect of cash donations.


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Eyeing Rate Complexity

Rate accuracy is a challenge in multimodal extended supply chains.

There are plenty of drivers for freight costs, and expanding the view into other modes only amplifies the impact.


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Transportation’s Market Challenge

Volumes may be rising, but so are cost drivers.

The first quarter of 2014 showed some strength in trucking in the spot market as shippers tried to get freight moved, comments James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide.


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Healing Wounds

The bright white stars are 9.5 inches from tip to tip on this 20-foot-by-30-foot American flag. It’s massive. And it was unfurled recently on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol as a tribute to our wounded heroes.


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No Calm for Maritime

It looks as though continued volatility will be the story for ocean shipping

As much as one hates to use the phrase “shot across the bow” when writing about maritime shipping, there’s likely no better way to capture the surprise inspired by China’s recent decision to block the formation of the P3 alliance.


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Discipline Is The Key

Can the industry exercise proper restraint to cure some of the problems facing it?


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Leading the Economic Boom in Southeast U.S.

Gulf Coast ports are building infrastructure to accommodate regional growth

Ports on the Gulf Coast are strategically positioned to take advantage of the flourishing economy in the southeastern United States. The ports are located in some of the fastest-growing states in one of the fastest-growing regions of the country, offering shippers both destination markets and gateways — options that can help trim their logistics and supply chain costs.


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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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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

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