By managing supply chain interdependencies and adopting a full view of service and cost, supply chain executives can amplify their organizational scope and heighten their financial contribution to attain the C-designation they deserve, writes Terry Harris, Chicago Consulting.
IT MattersMike Skinner
Mobile applications give carriers and shipper instant access to transportation management system (TMS) data, resulting in improved supply chain visibility, write Mike Skinner of VistaLogix Global.
3PL LineBobby Harris
Social media outlets help transport and logistics companies connect with trading partners and clients, but must be used strategically, writes Bobby Harris, BlueGrace Logistics.
Providing an avenue to address truck driver problems helps increase productivity and improve driver retention, writes therapist Buck Black of TruckerTherapy.com.
Carriers CornerMarty R. Ready
A well-trained truck driver workforce yields dependable service that will have shippers flocking to use carriers who constantly deliver, writes Marty R. Ready, Saia.
IT MattersMike Morel
By automating distribution and logistics processes of subsidiaries via an integrated business system using a two-tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) model, a large company can increase the distribution and logistics operational performance at these subsidiaries, improve customer order delivery metrics, and gain an ability to compete in the local markets more effectively and efficiently, writes Mike Morel, SAP.
Smart MovesDean Vella
The right mix of skills, industry knowledge, and certifications can help launch a promising career in supply chain management, writes Dean Vella, University of San Francisco and Bisk Education.