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

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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
By Perry A. Trunick
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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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Toyota Program Gives Veterans Career Opportunities Through 2014

Dealership technician career opportunities and operator safety training extended to veterans.
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Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Inc. (TMHU), supplier of lift trucks in North America, announced the extension of the company’s “Giving Veterans a Lift” dealership technician career and operator safety training program through Dec. 31, 2014.
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Use Supply Chain Data to Win

Access to data is good, actionable data is better.
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With vast amounts of data flowing along extended supply chains, companies that can go the extra mile to integrate business intelligence with the data their supply chains produce can go the extra mile to improve supply chain performance.


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GENCO Supports Hershey’s Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Program at Utah Distribution Center

This program helps Hershey with its commitment to environmental sustainability.
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Hershey’s Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Program is intended to divert materials that would typically end up in landfills to alternate channels, such as recycling, reuse or incineration.
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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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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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2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring the 2014 Logistics Directory, 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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