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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Adding digital functionality will increase customer satisfaction, streamline operations and improve efficiencies. Businesses are demanding the features found in most business-to-consumer […]

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Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. The challenge is to manage a very large network of different and globally-dispersed suppliers, forwarders and other logistics providers. Due to the large number of trading partners and systems, the potential for collaboration is great, but there […]

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

To use a cooking analogy, before you cook a meal, you have to determine what ingredients you need, how many people you’re cooking for, maybe what side dishes or sauces you need to prepare, and so on. Is there an equivalent process or approach companies should take before engaging in a transportation procurement engagement? “In […]

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What’s New and Different About The Digital Supply Chain?

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? “The real new thing is […]

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Reducing Complexity in Logistics: Isolation is a No-Go, Collaboration is Key

In order to maintain efficiency and reduce complexity, companies must adjust to the frequent changes occurring in the business and logistics world. However, adjusting to change requires the partnership of allies, primarily shippers and logistics service providers with broad networks across the world. When these connections are made, companies can replace static, outdated business models with flexible […]

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Supply Chain Visibility: An Important Piece of the Logistics Puzzle

Have you ever felt as if you are leading from the back of the pack? Without the proper information to make qualified decisions and drive improvements in your business. Do you feel there are gaping holes in your supply chain or between your execution systems? Supply chain visibility could help alleviate some of your pains […]

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