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The Metamorphosis of Drayage

How drayage evolved into a prime driver of efficiency and supply chain visibility
By Walter Weart
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Origin and destination drayage has been a problem intermodal service providers have encountered since the onset of intermodal.


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Do Trade Agreements Deliver?

Free trade agreements are getting bigger, more complex — and more important to extended supply chains
By Perry A. Trunick
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Free trade agreements are often announced and signed with much promise and some degree of fanfare, but do they deliver over time?


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Supply Chain Visibility in Business Networks

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Company leaders have placed priority on supply chain visibility and agility, yet rank their own performance in these areas as low. Current IT infrastructure and extensive ERP spend are not closing that gap between goal and reality, particularly with external trading partners.


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Use Supply Chain Data to Win

Access to data is good, actionable data is better.
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With vast amounts of data flowing along extended supply chains, companies that can go the extra mile to integrate business intelligence with the data their supply chains produce can go the extra mile to improve supply chain performance.


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The Fluid Distribution Network

Consumers drive demand that drives the need for optimized supply chain networks.
By Mary Shacklett
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 Companies have historically reviewed their distribution networks every five or six years.  


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What does it take to have a successful omnichannel strategy? Data.

Is Better Data Worth It?
By Perry A. Trunick
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As perhaps the most stunning success of the dot-com era, Amazon is known for the data it collects and the way it uses the information to improve the customer experience.


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Changing Transportation: From Drivers to Data

By Mary Shacklett
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 As businesses recover from the recession, part of their focus is on improving transportation and logistics performance. 


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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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Outsourcers a Main Cause of SC Disruption

Service failures by outsources reach top three causes of supply chain disruption
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Three quarters of businesses experienced at least one supply chain disruption in 2012, with the same percentage admitting they have a complete lack of visibility of their supply chain.
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Technology Failure is Biggest Supply Chain Risk

Regulations and Outsourcing Failures are Next
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Inconsistent management interest contributes to the risks. The biggest risks to the supply chain over the next 12 months was reported to be technology outages, burdensome regulations and failures by outsourcers, according to a new report by Zurich Insurance Group and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).


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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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