Articles by Mary Shacklett

The Intelligent Supply Chain

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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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Outsourcing — The Next Level

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Due to customer demand, logistics and supply chain outsourcing operations are being pushed into unexplored technological and service-related territories.
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Rounding the Optimization Curve

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Driven to improve on many fronts, transportation companies and shippers are adopting technologies and techniques that drive down costs and improve sustainability.
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Three Supply Chain Technology Prospects for the Warehouse

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New technologies can benefit warehousing and distribution operations without making a big dent in your bottom line.
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The Strategic Value of Supply Chain Visibility

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The ability to see into every aspect of a supply chain in real time is becoming imperative in achieving operational agility.
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The Transformational Power of Mobile Technology

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Mobile technology is changing the way business is done in every industry and industrial application, and the supply chain is no exception. It encompasses communications at virtually every level of employee and asset—from C-level executives to middle managers, from staff to business partners and even machines working together over mobile devices through process integration.
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Moving to the Cloud Is There a Tipping Point?

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Companies are starting to move traditionally internally hosted systems to the cloud. Here’s why.
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Next-Generation Cloud Technology for the Supply Chain

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New cloud solutions are emerging, but not everyone is adopting them.
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Mobile Technology Hits the Road

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The latest offerings are making it easier to access real-time information, improve security, and boost product flow throughout the global supply chain.
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Getting Lean and Green in the Warehouse

Social responsibility isn’t the only reason to go green.
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There are long-term economic, environmental, productivity, and health benefits that companies envision when they contemplate going green, but getting to green is another matter.
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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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