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World Trade 100’s blog space allows visitors can read opinions and comments about industry topics of the day. Visitors are encouraged to respond by making their comments known as well. In this space, you will read blog posts from the Editor in Chief, Perry Trunick, our Associate Editor, Josh Foster, and we have a special space for our industry partners to make blog posts as well. To learn more about submitting blog content, visit our Partners Blog page!

Wounded Vet Prepares to Enter Workforce Via DOE Training Program

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While 26-year-old wounded veteran Joseph Grabianowski has inspired Americans with his harrowing war story, someday he may be nationally known for building highly efficient exhaust systems for cars and trucks using 3D printing technology.
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Top 3 Tips for Transportation and Logistics Sales and Marketing Success

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The transportation and logistics industry has gone through significant changes and challenges since the 2008-2009 recession.
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Retailers Contemplate Contingency Plans

As West Coast port contract negotiations commence, retailers look at options.
By Jonathan Gold
Will port labor negotiations  be smooth sailing for supply chain stakeholders?
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Top 5 Sustainability Trends in the Trucking Industry

By Chip Sheely
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As customers continue to be more aligned with the carbon footprint throughout their supply chain, transportation companies have been incorporating sustainable business practices into daily operations
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Are You Able to Act On Your Data?

A surprising number of distributors are unable to take prompt action based on their data, putting them at a disadvantage.
By Mike Capone
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Agile companies that can use their data to fine-tune their operations can stay ahead of the competition.
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Cloud-Based Technology for the Customer

As a non-asset based company, the biggest challenge is how to best use technology to the fullest to help customers grow more profitably.
By Steve Briggs
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As a non-asset based company, the biggest challenge is how to best use technology to the fullest to help customers grow more profitably.
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Eliminating Complexity in Increasingly Complex Supply Chains

The Case for Standardization
By Kristen Celecki
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My previous blogs described the need for data that is not only accurate, timely and consistent, but also delivered in an automated fashion via an e-commerce platform;which is essential when considering your supply chain visibility strategy.
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The Doc Prescribes Warehouse Outsourcing

By Dennis Deming
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In this WT100 Partner Blog exclusive, ICAT Logistics lays out the argument for outsourcing warehousing for medical tech manufacturers.
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In Which the U.S. Postal Service Rocks Holiday Shipping

There was a bit of an issue this past holiday season with some packages not arriving as per the promised delivery timelines.
By Laura Lupo
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There was a bit of an issue this past holiday season with some packages not arriving as per the promised delivery timelines.
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The New Business Ecosystem

By Bob Cohen
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Business commerce networks are bringing about a brave new world; Basware’s Bob Cohen offers advice for navigating it.
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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.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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