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Midwest: Options for Extended Supply Chains

The region’s strengths allow companies to lower their logistics costs
By Ken Krizner
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As companies examine their end-to-end supply chain — from Asian and other overseas sources to the United States — their thought processes and data analyses look at several issues.


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Learn From High-tech Supply Chains

In the blink-and-you-miss-it world of high-tech, supply chains are becoming customer centric.
By Dan McCue
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There is perhaps no business sector that’s more reticent to reveal its inner workings than that of high-technology.


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Improving Healthcare Delivery

Best known for saving data, IBM is helping to save lives.
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The high-tech company announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health and a host of organizations to improve healthcare delivery.


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Smart Robotics Meet e-Commerce

Automation can help companies moving from case picking to piece picking for e-commerce fulfillment.
By Jim McMahon
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A problem that almost all e-commerce retailers are grappling with is how to adapt fulfillment requirements to meet the exponential growth of online ordering.


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Nearshoring on the Rise

Respondents to a recent survey say nearshoring is a reality and an increasing part of their supply-chain strategy.
By J. Paul Dittmann Ph.D. and Perry A. Trunick
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Most organizations still handle many of the functions of their business internally, but outsourcing remains a strong component of their business strategies, and that includes outsourcing to nearby counties or regions.


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Using Our Competitive Nature in World Trade: Part 2

By Perry A. Trunick
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A senior manager of supply management responded to a comment in my May column “Competitive Nature.” He raised some points that actually amplify the discussion and are worth adding to the discourse.


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A Brave, New World of Home Delivery

The toughest part of the supply chain just became the front line in the battle for the consumer.
By Dan McCue
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The push of e-commerce and changes in how we all live in the early 21st century — some dramatic, others less so — are altering the face of home delivery and recasting the role of the big-box store around the corner.


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Make Air Cargo Part of the Supply Chain

A number of drivers are shifting cargo to surface modes, but it should still be a vital part of a supply chain’s modal mix.
By Mary Shacklett
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Air cargo rebounded nearly 18.5 percent in 2010 according to the Boeing Company’s biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF). All the same, more worrisome from the report was the slowdown of air traffic in 2011 and a contraction of worldwide air cargo traffic in 2012 of around 2 percent.


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Prepare for the New Professionals

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The supply chain management profession is designed for people who like to solve problems, but the profession is facing a few of its own problems in the near-to-mid term. One is that when the bulk of the baby boomers occupying management and executive levels have retired, there won’t be P&L-driven executives to fill the slots.


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Consequences of Success

By Perry A. Trunick
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True learning, it is said, means not repeating your mistakes. That doesn’t mean not making new ones.


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