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The Next Big Thing In Global Logistics

The next big thing in global logistics is less “what” and more “who” as supply chains become more customer centric.
By Mary Shacklett
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 The next big thing in global logistics is less “what” and more “who” as supply chains become more customer centric. 


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On Target for Logistics

Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process.
By Josh Foster
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 Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process. 


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Ocean Holds On in International Transportation

Capacity and cost keep ocean shipping competitive with high-service air cargo.
By Dan McCue
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 Capacity and cost keep ocean shipping competitive with high-service air cargo. 


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Rails Build for Intermodal

The continued rise of rail intermodal is being fueled by markets and investment.
By Perry A. Trunick
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The continued rise of rail intermodal is being fueled by markets and investment.


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Has MAP-21 Lost Direction?

By Gail Dutton
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 Final regulations are not yet written; the challenge is not any one regulation but the cascade of regulations. 


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A Barrage of Rain & Bandits

By Ebony Fox
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 An epidemic of maternal mortality and the blight of AIDS have plagued Kenya. In March 2003, newly elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki declared total war on AIDS in Kenya. Also in 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush announced PEPFAR; in July 2013, he revisited Kenya to reaffirm that promise. 


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The Oft-Ignored SC Risk

By Jim Percival
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Logistics service providers can offer guidance on avoiding corruption and other risks in emerging markets.


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Meeting Mexico's Retail Challenges

Family-run Grupo Elektra is pushing forward with tools to address its retail market
By Perry A. Trunick
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Grupo Elektra adopts logistics methods and technology to address Mexico's rising retail market.


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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By Perry A. Trunick
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  Currency risk is part of every extended supply chain, but the risks can be reduced.


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Big in Texas - Houston is the New Logistics Powerhouse

By Josh Foster
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Say goodbye to outdated images, Greater Houston is growing and increasing its role in extended supply chains.


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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.

 

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