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.


Manufacturers, retailers, and logistics providers: Going the Extra Mile

Manufacturers, retailers, logistics providers, and associations have a long history of going the extra mile when needed (or even before needed). Here are some recent efforts that reflect this commitment.

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Ryder Partners with Hiring Our Heroes, FASTPORT to Help Veterans Find Trucking Careers

Ryder employees serve as mentors by educating military men and women on the available opportunities to them and providing ongoing career coaching in trucking.
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Around the World in 80 Days

With their arrival at the port of Le Harve, 420 bottles of Burgundy wine completed an epic around-the-world journey in 80 days.

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NRF, University of Phoenix Announce 20 Recipients of Full-Tuition Dream BIG Scholarships

Retail employees earn scholarships to advance their careers through education.
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Time Is Not Money

Sometimes going the extra mile means more than simply signing a check. Coming face to face with those who are in need and helping to brighten their day with a commitment of personal time amplifies the effect of cash donations.

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Healing Wounds

The bright white stars are 9.5 inches from tip to tip on this 20-foot-by-30-foot American flag. It’s massive. And it was unfurled recently on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol as a tribute to our wounded heroes.

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YRC Freight, Holland Join "Hiring Our Heroes" Program

U.S. Chamber Foundation program connects veterans to trucking careers.
YRC Worldwide Inc. subsidiaries YRC Freight and Holland have joined the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program.
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Improving Healthcare Delivery

Best known for saving data, IBM is helping to save lives.

The high-tech company announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health and a host of organizations to improve healthcare delivery.

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True Disaster Relief

Disaster relief agencies often speak of the “second disaster.” That’s when well-meaning people show up at a disaster site intending to help but actually adding to the chaos. It also applies to goods sent to a disaster site outside relief channels. Sometimes the goods are not appropriate to the need or just add to the congestion at the site.

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Emerging But Unsettled Markets in the Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa offer growth and promise, but even some of the best prospects are volatile and full of risk.

The Middle East and Africa are host to a number of emerging markets. They are also often the focus of social, political and economic upheaval. This volatility speaks to the need for careful attention when weighing the risk/reward of sourcing or selling in these markets.

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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

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

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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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