Articles by Perry A. Trunick

Take Back the Profit: Getting a better return on returns is a bit of science and a lot of planning.

To get omnichannel distribution right, focus on a clearly defined competitive advantage says Rick DiMaio, vice president of distribution for Office Depot.

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Managing Growth and Information Flows Together

This year’s Alliance Award recipients demonstrate how open dialogue and close coordination pay big dividends.

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Continuing the Legacy

When World Trade 100 premiered in 1988, it was a very different world – or was it? One constant for supply chain management has been the need for practitioners to adapt to change in order to keep their companies competitive.

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Canal Expansion Moving Forward

The highly anticipated Panama Canal expansion has hit some bumps, but even a delayed opening can’t stop its momentum.

Through the end of September, the Panama Canal registered an increase in tonnage over the prior year. The fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, showed a 2 percent increase over the 320.6 million PC/UMS tons reported in 2013. (One PC/UMS net ton is equivalent to 100 cubic feet of capacity.)

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A Better Job

The logistics industry is doing a disservice to itself when it talks about how undesirable the jobs supporting its core functions are.

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Who Said Cheetahs Never Prosper?

Special promotions typically want to avoid mischief. Smooth flows and efficiency are the hallmark of good supply chain management. But Frito-Lay has built in mischief for its limited edition Halloween product promotion.

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A Speed Bump for U.S.-Mexico

Will a showdown on the border be a slowdown in growth, or can two of the world’s largest trading partners end amicably and continue to grow?

The rise of Mexico as a trading partner of the U.S. has been steady since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed.

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Preemptive Action

Supply chain professionals understand risk and strive to mitigate or eliminate as much risk from their supply chain as is possible
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Rails Eye Intermodal Growth

Anticipating increased traffic in the near future, railroads are investing heavily in infrastructure improvements.

Freight volumes are reportedly strong. In some cases, the evidence is visible in official statistics, but in many cases, it is still anecdotal.

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An Issue for Every Supply Chain

When James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide spoke to shippers, carriers and 3PLs at the SMC3 Connections event, he covered a lot of territory in a short time

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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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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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2014 December

Check out the December 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story on Air Cargo, The Alliance Awards, plus much more!

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