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Friday, February 01, 2013
Ongoing economic “volatility” and the growing global focus on sustainability are placing more pressure on logistics managers to establish a strategic, alternative distribution network. Here’s some food for thought before establishing yours.
In our previous column we introduced the concept of “dynamic operations:” supply chain networks that respond quickly and smoothly to changing business conditions. We also identified dynamic operations’ four enabling capabilities and looked briefly at how they work together to help companies identify, accommodate, and even benefit from supply chain disruptions. The first of these capabilities is “insight to action.”
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This report will examine the concept of a resilient supply chain and define what it takes to be considered as one. We will further evaluate the capabilities that companies now have in place and where there are gaps to be overcome for companies across all levels of maturity.
This eBook examines three distinct challenges faced by today’s retailers and how a global trade management system from Amber Road can help them succeed.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Despite the disruptive weather-related events caused by Hurricane Sandy, specifically in the Northeast region of the United States import volume growth continues to grow at a relatively strong pace, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which were up 9 percent from June to July and down 3 percent from July to August, dropped 4 percent from August to September.
Posted on 10/25 at 11:20 AM
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Monday, October 01, 2012
Part II: Intermodal network agility makes a play to improve supply chain resiliency
As the nation’s export manufacturing sector becomes more viable, U.S. shippers are quickly finding themselves more reliant on freight intermediaries as they aim to take advantage of new global opportunities.
Effective use of business analytics—using quantitative methods to derive forward-looking insights from data—is essential for companies that are serious about supply chain excellence. Why? Because with analytics, supply chain managers gain a deeper understanding of what is happening upstream and downstream. As a result, they’re better able to assess the operational impacts of prospective supply chain decisions.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In a speech that should resonate with LM readers, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis called on leaders in Washington, D.C., to prepare a bipartisan debt reduction plan by January.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:23 AM
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