Articles by Mary Shacklett

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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Keep Cool with Customs

Accurate, timely information and a measure of patience ensure less stressful importing.
May 1, 2013
Accurate, timely information and a measure of patience ensure less stressful importing.
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Compassion & Logistics

Balancing the best of intentions against the worst supply chain conditions is the challenge for humanitarian aid organizations.
April 1, 2013
The supply chains of humanitarian aid organizations support both developmental and disaster response objectives — but it is especially the latter that make humanitarian aid supply chain needs unique and sharply different from the supply chain requirements of commercial enterprises.
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Explain SC Risks to the Board

Make supply chain risk a strategic issue for board consideration and action.
March 1, 2013
Supply chain issues are often viewed as operational and boards fail to consider the strategic importance of assessing and addressing supply chain risk.
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Reduce Financial Risk

Importers and exporters of all sizes need solid plans and tools to manage financial risk in their supply chains.
February 1, 2013
In additional to physical risk management, strong supply chains need solid financial risk management.
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Cloud Investments Pay Off

Cloud technology is very successful with the right pieces in place.
January 4, 2013
Cloud technology’s bullish future in supply chains is driven by strategic goals and collaboration.


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Collaboration – It’s Now Closer Than Ever

November 1, 2012
The buzz about collaboration is turning into business practice and driving supply chain results.
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The Intelligent Supply Chain

October 9, 2012
To compete globally, companies need to approach their supply chains by learning the latest technology and making the best decisions because your competitors are doing it. By Mary Shacklett
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