Articles by Mary Shacklett

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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Push Technology

With 50 billion end-point devices in the world, connectivity is part of daily life. The push is for more visibility.
August 1, 2013

In the global economy, organizations want end-to-end supply chain visibility, the ability to respond quickly and adroitly to changes, and regulatory compliance and risk mitigation tools to ensure optimal performance.

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Ocean/Intermodal

Optimizing Ocean With Intermodal

Better integration with other modes improves options for ocean shipping.
July 1, 2013
Ocean shipping offers alternatives and cost savings for shippers who are careful with contract terms and consider the value of intermodal connections.
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Industry Update: Trucking and Energy

The Trucking Industry Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Troubled by high and volatile fuel costs, shippers and carries are responding with transportation strategies that improve efficiency while containing costs.
June 1, 2013
Truckers say the bottom line is, they need to be willing to continue to invest to drive higher efficiency and environmental sustainability.
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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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