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Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line. But while there are many paths to achieving transportation savings — everything from taking a smarter approach to procurement to […]

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Transforming Supply Chains into Global Trade Networks

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens. What’s the difference between the traditional supply chain model and a global trade network model? Why is making this transformation important today? […]

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From Hype to Reality: A Roadmap for Digital Supply Chain Benefits

There’s a lot of buzz and hype today about enabling the digital supply chain. But companies have been using technology, such as the internet and software, to enable their supply chain processes for many years. So, what is new and different today as it relates to “digitizing” the supply chain? Watch as Frauke Heistermann, Member […]

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Pool Distribution: The Value of the Network Effect in Transportation

Watch as Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group discusses the history of pool distribution, common misconceptions about the model today, and why pool distribution as a store replenishment strategy is more relevant than ever. What is pool distribution? Why is pool distribution in the spotlight today? What are the critical factors […]

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Three Ingredients for Transportation Procurement Success: Loyalty, Partnership, and Collaboration

There are many ingredients and steps involved in preparing for, executing, and sustaining the success of a transportation procurement engagement. To use a cooking analogy, if you don’t have the right ingredients or a proven recipe to follow, the end result might not be as appetizing as expected. What is the current state of the […]

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The Flexibility Inside: Addressing Diverse Industry Requirements in a Supply Chain Operating Network

All industries (and the companies within them) have their own unique business processes and requirements. The introduction of new regulations and different operating realities by country add more layers of requirements and complexity. From a technology standpoint, how can supply chain operating networks enable this diversity in business requirements? What’s the difference between customization and […]

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