Articles by Mary Shacklett

Potholes in Developing Markets

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

 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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud technology’s bullish future in supply chains is driven by strategic goals and collaboration.

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KC SmartPort Momentum

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


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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World Trade 100 Magazine

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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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Transportation Capacity

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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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