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From Green to Black Ink

May 1, 2013
Multi-tier supply chain sustainability is the only way to reduce overall environmental impact.
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U.S. REGION: Great Lakes

A Heritage of Trade

On both sides of the Great Lakes, the goal is to improve transportation infrastructure and strengthen trade.
May 1, 2013
We have to think beyond borders in U.S.-Canada trade, including state and provincial borders, say trade experts.
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Industry Update: Pharma and 3PLs

What You Can Learn From Pharma

In Pharma, Quality Assurance and logistics march in lock step to balance risks and costs.
May 1, 2013
Many pharmaceutical supply chain best practices have application in other industries – from food to retail to aerospace – including returns management.
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Keep Cool with Customs

Accurate, timely information and a measure of patience ensure less stressful importing.
May 1, 2013
Accurate, timely information and a measure of patience ensure less stressful importing.
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International Region: Middle East & Africa

Growth with Caution

Frequently in the headlines, the Middle East and Africa offer positive growth for those who move cautiously.
May 1, 2013
Often alongside negative headlines, the Middle East and Africa offer positive growth for those who proceed with caution.
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Meet the Challenges of e-Commerce

Moving from pallets to parcels to serve e-commerce may require a shift in strategies.
May 1, 2013
Meeting the challenge of growing e-commerce may involve a shift in strategy to include 3PLs with e-commerce fulfillment experience and the automation to support it.
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Freight-Based Initiatives

May 1, 2013
Three recent events highlighted the important contribution logistics can make to the growth and vibrancy of a regional economy.
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NASSTRAC Update

Carrier Selection Challenges

May 1, 2013
Shippers face major challenges finding capacity and maintaining transportation costs in a market where rates are rising.
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Hiring Heroes

May 1, 2013
Any American military veteran will tell you not to call them heroes. After all, “we were just doing our jobs,” they’ll say. With all due respect, most logistics companies (and WT100) would disagree.
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Con-way the SmartWay

May 1, 2013

Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership verification for the seventh consecutive year.


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In Deep Water

May 1, 2013
Both the Georgia Ports Authority and the Port of Los Angeles have made significant progress on their respective deepening projects in preparation of the impending Panama Canal expansion.
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Oh, [Green] Canada!

May 1, 2013
Dysco, a logistics and recycling company in Canada, has now “gone green” by adopting new business principles that allow them to take care of the environment as they offer their logistics services.
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Unilever Reduces CO2

May 1, 2013
Unilever has announced that since 2008 the company has achieved a carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of more than one million tonnes from its manufacturing and logistics operations.
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Mid-East Sustainability

May 1, 2013
Business leaders from across the region will gather to discuss how to build a sustainable supply future in the Middle East at a conference for procurement and supply chain professionals in May.
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Evergreen Expansion

The liner company teams with Africa feeder line
May 1, 2013
Evergreen Line and UAFL have aligned to extend Evergreen's service network in the Indian Ocean.
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Near-Shoring Inaction

Little action on returning manufacturing to North America
May 1, 2013
Little action on returning manufacturing to North America.
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A Driving Force: XRS & Bolt Join Forces

April 4, 2013
XRS has announced integration with Bolt Dispatch Software; the integration with Xata Turnpike, XRS mobile software will improve efficiency and productivity, say the companies.
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Retailers Pleased With Longshore Decision

Industry applauds vote to approve long-term master labor contract.
April 10, 2013
The National Retail Federation said the new, long-term labor contract with the International Longshoreman’s Association is “welcome news.”
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Japan Joins TPP

April 17, 2013
The United States has completed its bilateral consultations with Japan regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

April 4, 2013
Intelligrated Robotics Lab will host series of educational events for students at facility's robotics lab in celebration of National Robotics Week.
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Global Tech SC Security Standards Released

Developed in response to the increased sophistication of cybersecurity attacks and product vulnerability risks.
April 18, 2013
The Open Group releases technology security standards that outline criteria for mitigating maliciously tainted or counterfeit technology products from entering the global supply chain.
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JDA Software Releases 'JDA Eight'

April 4, 2013
The first major product launch after the RedPrairie merger, JDA Eight promises to "Deliver solutions that unify supply chain planning, optimization and business analytics on a common platform in the cloud."
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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

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Calculating a true landed cost for global sourcing directly correlates with the profitability of purchased goods. However, few companies can command real-time visibility in to all the costs involved for cross border movements. In this podcast, World Trade 100 and Amber Road highlight how a comprehensive global trade platform that converges both logistics and compliance costs can deliver true landed cost visibility.

 

Speaker: Hung Lee, Senior Product Manager, Amber Road

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