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From Green to Black Ink

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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.
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

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

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.
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'

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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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

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

Podcasts

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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