Archive for supply chain visibility

This Week in Logistics News (September 18-22, 2017)

Before diving into this week’s supply chain and logistics news, a quick recap of last Saturday’s JDRF Ride for the Cure in Saratoga Springs, NY. The folks at JDRF like to say that the goal of their rides is not completing the 100 miles (or whatever distance you set out to do), but getting to […]

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Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

We talk a lot about the importance of agility and flexibility in supply chain management and that is certainly true when it comes to project logistics. Almost by definition, every project is different — different suppliers, different materials and components, different locations and product flows, and different requirements and constraints. “It’s really vital for us […]

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How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology. One area, for example, is trading partner and system integration. How are today’s technologies helping in this area? “You […]

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Visibility is the Key

I like to say that supply chain management is synonymous with risk management, and the risks are growing every day, everything from natural disasters to cyberattacks. Unfortunately, many companies are falling short in managing these risks effectively. In what ways are they falling short? “I think it’s in failing to have a supply chain risk […]

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. To the contrary, it’s often about rethinking how we view our operations, leverage all our stakeholders, and in the end, deliver the best experience to the customer. Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience […]

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The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What is Network Effectiveness and how does it impact the total cost and value of visibility? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and […]

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