Extra Mile

The Extra Mile provides a view of extreme or unusual logistics efforts or perspectives where supply chain professionals have gone the “extra mile” to make a difference.

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From Trusted Trader to Trusted Supply Chain

April 5, 2014

 In a move that gives an entire supply chain recognition equivalent to “trusted trader” status, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program (SSCPP), selecting 13 companies to participate for two years until February 2016. 


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Ryder Partners with Women in Trucking to Design Female-Friendly Trucks

Partnership addresses the unique needs of the growing female truck driver population.
March 17, 2014
This was a response to the increasing number of women choosing careers as professional truck drivers and to inspire more women to consider the transportation industry as a career.
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Accellos Customer Chosen as European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2013 Finalist

AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL customer Europa Worldwide Logistics announces nomination.
February 18, 2014
AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL customer Europa Worldwide Logistics announces nomination.
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Romantic Russians Boost AirBridgeCargo's Flower Volumes

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, ABC transported 1,400 tons of flowers from Amsterdam to Moscow, an 18 percent increase over the same period in 2013.
February 14, 2014
In the lead up to Valentine's Day, ABC transported 1,400 tons of flowers from Amsterdam to Moscow, an 18 percent increase over the same period in 2013.
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Saddle Creek Takes Compressed Natural Gas Cross-Country Road Trip

The eco-friendly road trip is the first of its kind for a for-hire fleet.
February 13, 2014
The eco-friendly road trip is the first of its kind for a for-hire fleet.
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Wounded Warrior Project Transitions Returning Veterans Into Areas of Transport, Logistics

WWP sets the pace for 2014 with the Flagship Logistics Group at the Indy launch.
February 6, 2014
WWP sets the pace for 2014 with the Flagship Logistics Group at the Indy launch.
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U.S. and Japan; A Blooming Friendship

February 3, 2014

 In 1912, the Japanese government gave America cherry blossom trees to represent goodwill between the two nations. 


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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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One Whale of a Move

November 1, 2013

When the University of Georgia’s Museum of Natural History needed roughly 100,000 animal specimens, including the skeleton of a whale, moved from Northeastern University in Boston to Athens, Ga. within 11 days, the project seemed daunting.


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A Barrage of Rain & Bandits

October 1, 2013

 An epidemic of maternal mortality and the blight of AIDS have plagued Kenya. In March 2003, newly elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki declared total war on AIDS in Kenya. Also in 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush announced PEPFAR; in July 2013, he revisited Kenya to reaffirm that promise. 


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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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