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Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. However, the process involves a lot of moving pieces within the supply chain […]

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Trucking Regulations: What’s In, What’s Out, and What Does It Mean to You?

In the ever-changing landscape of trucking regulations, the industry hit an unexpected bump in the road on Jan. 30, 2017. When the Executive Order from the Trump administration to suspend any new regulations for 60 days was issued, several trucking regulations were in varying stages of implementation. Now, carriers, shippers and logistics service providers will […]

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Editor’s Pick: Just How Valuable are Supply Chain Metrics?

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Joel Holt at Kenco Group, where he discusses several ways that supply chain metrics bring value to […]

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The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality

“I was forwarded an analyst email that said ‘ELDs are coming, the world is going to end, capacity is going to disappear, rates are going to go up 25 percent…’ I’m exaggerating a little bit, but not much,” said Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering at Transplace in a recent episode of Talking […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” The same resolutions still apply today, so I encourage you to re-read the post in case you forgot them or ignored the advice the first time around. Today, I’m adding to the list of resolutions, but […]

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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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