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Read the December 2013 issue of WorldTrade 100. Featuring "On Target for Logistics."

On Target for Logistics

Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process.
December 1, 2013

 Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process. 


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Aligning Place in the Supply Chain

Changing supply chains, new sourcing and distribution strategies, and market shifts require realignment of real estate commitments as well.
December 1, 2013

 Changing supply chains, new sourcing and distribution strategies, and market shifts require realignment of real estate commitments as well. 


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Needed: Tech Infrastructure

Expanding markets carry challenges that include a need for better technology infrastructure.
December 1, 2013

 Expanding markets carry challenges that include a need for better technology infrastructure. 


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Conflicting Agendas Slow Supply Chains

While jurisdictions and special interests do battle, the impact on supply chains begins to show.
December 1, 2013

While jurisdictions and special interests do battle, the impact on supply chains begins to show.


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Make Small Better

Small, mixed SKU orders are on the rise in parallel with fulfillment strategies such as “omnichannel.”
December 1, 2013

 Small, mixed SKU orders are on the rise in parallel with fulfillment strategies such as “omnichannel.”  


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More Big Things

The danger of focusing on one “next big thing” is that there are many drivers in extended supply chains. Here are some quick takes for consideration.
December 1, 2013

 The danger of focusing on one “next big thing” is that there are many drivers in extended supply chains. Here are some quick takes for consideration. 


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The Next Big Thing In Global Logistics

The next big thing in global logistics is less “what” and more “who” as supply chains become more customer centric.
December 1, 2013

 The next big thing in global logistics is less “what” and more “who” as supply chains become more customer centric. 


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Emerging Stronger

Southern Europe had a deeper dive and a slower rise during the recession, but the region has some bright spots.
December 1, 2013

Southern Europe had a deeper dive and a slower rise during the recession, but the region has some bright spots.


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Finding Your Place

December 1, 2013

I’m fond of a long passage from Adam Smith, penned in the 1770s, that describes what we now refer to as supply chain management. His quote begins with the end product, a woolen coat, but quickly shifts to the manufacturing and sourcing of the components and then to the logistics of delivering those elements to the point where the garment was created.


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The First Strike

December 1, 2013

In mid-November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) was pronounced the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 200 mph. According to UN officials, about 12 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless. However, the first strike did not come from the winds, rain or waves; it came from the global disaster response teams who were in play before landfall.


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Develop a Caribbean Strategy

A Panama Canal strategy may include transshipment opportunities. Using Caribbean ports might quicken supply chain flows.
December 1, 2013

 A Panama Canal strategy may include transshipment opportunities. Using Caribbean ports might quicken supply chain flows.  


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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

Podcasts

 

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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