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Omni-Channel Changes Wholesale Distribution

Pressured by market changes, wholesale distribution executives are assessing solutions to meet consumer and profit expectations

At $4.8 trillion annual revenues, the wholesale distribution (WSD) market is huge. WSD industry revenues are nearly 100 percent more than sales of consumer packaged goods and slightly greater than U.S. retail sales revenues.


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BDP Appointed for Aramco Trading Export Logistics

BDP Smart Suite control tower will provide shipment monitoring and visibility, automated status and exception alerts and reporting tools.
BDP International (BDP) has been appointed to handle the export of Aramco Trading Co. (ATC) polymer products.
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DHL Launches Enhanced Ocean Freight Technology Service

An integral part of the DHL Ocean Secure services are in-transit visibility and in-transit control.
DHL Global Forwarding launches enhanced ocean freight service “Ocean Secure” for sensitive cargo shipments.
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Rio de Janeiro Experiences Triple Digit Cargo Theft Increase

FreightWatch recommends extreme vigilance for logistics operations in the area.
The city of Rio de Janeiro experienced a 142 percent increase in recorded cargo theft incidents in the first quarter of 2014.
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UPS Expands Contract Logistics Reach in China

New distribution center in Beijing adds to Chengdu and Shanghai facilities to reach B2B and B2C customers.
The 6,500-square-meters of non-bonded warehouse space located 19 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport serves growing demand in China and is capable of servicing contract logistics orders with four-hour delivery within the metropolitan Beijing area and next-business-day orders for major cities throughout China.
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The Quest for Consistent and Comparable Data

Process automation can help rationalize supply chain management.

Every business runs on its repeatable processes. Successful supply chain management depends on coordinating every step.


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ILWU Works on Negotiations, Preparations, Anticipates Fees

Shippers should consider the impact of West Coast port disruptions to their supply chain.
Industry sources report that negotiations started on a good note with both sides stating they expect cargo to continue moving throughout the negotiation process.
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March 2014 Freight Up 23.2 Percent Since April 2009 Low

The March 2014 index level was 23.2 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6 percent in March from February, rising for the second consecutive month.
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A. Duie Pyle Launches Customized Solutions Group

Specializing in hazmat transportation, the business unit will provide enhanced service offerings through four new service arms.
Pyle’s new CSG Strategic Business Unit comprises the following four business segments: Custom Dedicated, Truckload, Brokerage, and Warehousing & Distribution.
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Painting the Supply Chain Green

Corporate culture is a big part of environmental stewardship when it comes to supply chains.

There is no doubt about it: sustainability and green initiatives are hard at work in extended supply chains.


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Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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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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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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