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White Paper: Don't Let the Dirty Little Secrets of Freight Payment Impact You

Carriers make money from retailers in many, not-so-obvious ways. The key is learning insider secrets to save big on transportation spend. With freight costs and transportation complexity increasing, comprehensive and accurate visibility to shipping spend remains of paramount importance. Read our white paper to learn the secrets.


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White Paper: Cover Your Assets: Auditing Freight Invoices Saves BIG

 You insure your house and your car. Yet, many companies do not protect themselves with the same sense of security for one of their largest business expenses – transportation costs. 


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White Paper: 7 Dirty Little Secrets of Parcel Shipping

Parcel carriers employ many little known, but highly detrimental tactics to confuse of take advantage of their shipper clients – all in the interest of generating carrier revenue.


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Supply Chain Segmentation Enabled: Why Focusing on Operations and Using New Technology Makes All the Difference

Today's supply chains -- stretched by globalization, outsourcing, and the rapid proliferation of SKUs and product configurations -- are exceedingly complex. They're also exceedingly hard to manage. Companies know that in order to provide customers with more customization, more service, and more intimacy than ever, they need to segment their supply chain. But most still rely on a "one-size-fits-all" approach.


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Holistic Supply Chain Management

A tactical approach to improving supply chain operations with a focus on working capital management
There's been a renewal of interest in the past few years around working capital management in the supply chain.
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Five Steps to a High-Performance Supply Chain

A guide to reaching new levels of agility by enhancing ERP software with collaborative cloud technology
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IDC Manufacturing Insights: Supply Chain in the Cloud -- Looking Beyond Total Cost of Ownership

Cloud offers the potential to not only transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities, but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes.
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The Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain: How Technology and Networks Delivered in the Cloud Will Separate the Winners and Losers in the Eyes of Today's Consumer

Right now, retail is undergoing a transformation spurred by new technology and consumer demands. Buyers hold the power in this market -- and retailers are making a move towards omnichannel to stay relevant.
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Globalization and Global Trade Drive Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Visibility

How Lenovo gets visibility through the GT Nexus cloud technology platform
Aberdeen research shows 78% of Chief Supply Chain Officers identify visibility as top priority. This sector insight report from Aberdeen describes strategic actions companies are taking and rolls up other key findings and recommendations from past supply chain visibility research studies.

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The Missing Link to Supply Chain Visibility Success

In today’s globally outsourced business environment, most of the data that companies need to run their supply chains resides with partners, and typically in the systems of those partners.
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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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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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World Trade 100 Magazine

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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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