Articles by Mary Shacklett

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.
July 1, 2014

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.
June 3, 2014

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.
May 12, 2014

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.
April 14, 2014

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

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Changing Transportation: From Drivers to Data

March 10, 2014

 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

February 3, 2014

 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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Caution Surrounds Cloud in the SC

January 10, 2014

The cloud is still viewed as new, and many are cautious about taking the big step to adopting it for their supply chain.

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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.
December 1, 2013

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

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Potholes in Developing Markets

Opportunity looms large in developing economies, but so do potential infrastructure problems.
November 1, 2013

 Opportunity looms large in developing economies, but so do potential infrastructure problems.  

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Air Cargo's Low Altitude

Positive signs for the air cargo industry may not signal a full recovery.
October 1, 2013
Despite some positive signs, the air cargo still shows slow growth in the short term.
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