Air Cargo Redefines Its Business Outlook

Change is more than a constant in the air cargo business, it’s a way of life.

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Technology Pushes Supply Chain Agility

Those “disrupters” that have companies worried can be a powerful tool to keep supply chains flowing.

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Get the Most from Carrier Relationships

Openness and trust are important to ensure capacity and results in supply chain relationships.

Shippers have traditionally evaluated their carriers first on price, and then on the markets they serve. The reason is simple.

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Shoring Up a Supply Chain Against the Unexpected

No one can eliminate all supply chain risk, but with proper preparation, a supply chain can stand up to unforeseen disasters.

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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.

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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SCM Spells Success in Emerging Markets

Success in the lucrative emerging markets will depend on supply chain management strategies and execution.

Emerging markets are a $30 trillion opportunity, says Gartner research. They are the primary business growth area in this century. Supply chain leaders will be held responsible for the success or failure of business growth in these markets, based upon the capabilities they put in place, Gartner continues.

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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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The Fluid Distribution Network

Consumers drive demand that drives the need for optimized supply chain networks.

 Companies have historically reviewed their distribution networks every five or six years.  

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Changing Transportation: From Drivers to Data

 As businesses recover from the recession, part of their focus is on improving transportation and logistics performance. 

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Once Is Not Enough

 One channel is not enough for the retail consumer in the 21st century. Omni-channel distribution helps meet customers on their terms. 

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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

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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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Check out the December 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Air Cargo, The Alliance Awards, plus much more!

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