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Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Reform Analysis

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

The Chinese government recently established the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (PFTZ) in order to facilitate trade, ease market restrictions on a range of previously banned industries, and simplify China's complex trade regulations. Download this whitepaper to learn how you can take advantage of the PFTZ to streamline the import process and reduce the cost of transporting goods.

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The Power of We: Creating a Shared Infrastructure for Product Distribution

Listed in: 3PL, Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization, Warehousing

Logistics professionals must begin to view warehouse and freight capacity as a shared infrastructure. When that happens, we will realize game-changing cost savings and dramatically lower the impact of logistics activities on global greenhouse gas emissions. This paper examines strategies shippers should consider to share storage and shipping costs with fellow shippers, and the benefits these strategies can deliver.

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7 Key Business Drivers for Labeling in Your Global Supply Chain

Listed in: Printing Solutions, Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

In today’s fast-paced global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand, and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and your company’s business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers. These drivers can have a significant influence and major impact on your business' performance and overall success. Find out how Enterprise Labeling impacts seven key business drivers – regulatory and compliance, customer responsiveness, supply chain efficiency, business continuity, enterprise collaboration, configurability and segmentation, and brand consistency – resulting in improved performance and efficiency across a global supply chain.

Common Myths About Dock Scheduling

Listed in: Logistics IT

This whitepaper addresses some of the myths related to dock scheduling, such as: I Only Need A Basic Appointment Tool Dock Scheduling – My Carriers and Suppliers Will Never Do It; We Can't Afford to Refuse Loads so Why Bother Scheduling?; I Don't Need A Dock Appointment Scheduling Because I Deal With A 3PL; Carriers Won't Respect the Appointment Time; My Vendors Will Never Buy Into the New Scheduling Process; and A Dock Scheduling Software is Too Expensive. Bust these myths by downloading this free whitepaper today.

Cost Model Analysis an Essential Step Toward Mexico Manufacturing Success

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

Manufacturers in the process of selecting new locations in Mexico for their operations need a full understanding of costs to take advantage of the benefits of manufacturing in the country. This whitepaper covers: the benefits of a cost model, an overview of elements included in a cost model and insight into the types of costs manufacturers should plan for, insight into true costs in Mexico, the importance of customizing each cost model, and a review of the factors that make Mexico cost-advantageous compared to other global manufacturing locations.

What's Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It?

Listed in: Trucking, Trucking-TL

Aimed at logistics managers, this whitepaper examines truckload capacity trends from July 2013 onward and responds to a number of questions: What caused the shortage of trucks, how the shortage of capacity affected spot and contract rates, and which market indictors shippers can use to better understand future supply and demand conditions. The paper also outlines how shippers can harness big data to prepare for volatility in the transportation market and forecast truckload capacity and rates on North American lanes.

Demand Planning Innovations in Emerging Markets

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

Planning in emerging markets is both a risk and opportunity, but too many companies deploy the same techniques and systems as they would in a home market. This is a risk due to poor data availability, increased demand and supply variability and less reliable infrastructure and supplies. In emerging markets, there exist opportunities in demand planning due to a lack of "legacy" systems and processes, and plenty of quick wins when simple best practices are applied.

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Logistics Primer for Importers: What to Do After Your Product Clears Customs

Listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

If you import goods through the Ports of LA/Long Beach, the complexity of port and terminal procedures can slow down your cargo. It helps to know the ins and outs of terminal operations to quickly move products off port and into the hands of your retail customers. This paper provides tips on distribution of imported products, from port services to warehousing to final delivery.

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What is the Value of Real-Time Data in Manufacturing

Listed in: Logistics IT

For some manufacturers, accurate data can only be acquired when a shift ends and production reports are logged, or shop floor data is uploaded, resulting in an eight-hour "real-time" reality. For others, the real-time information range is shorter, depending on reporting software limitations. Competitive manufacturers need to ask themselves, "Why is that an acceptable margin?" The answer is: It's not! When you pull information from your shop floor and back office, reports should be run against live data, not data that is delayed. This whitepaper discusses the importance of actual data, and demonstrates how a lack of real-time information can cause crippling effects throughout the enterprise.

Supply Chain's New World Order

Listed in: Logistics IT, Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

This whitepaper from One Network Enterprises offers a crash course in taking your supply chain from good to great by identifying the latest innovations that are impacting supply chains for the better. It also illustrates how companies can leverage the cloud for predictive and actionable supply network operations, integrated financial measurement, and integrated business planning.

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October 2014 Cover

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October 2014

(132 pages • 21.15 MB PDF)

July 2014 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2014

(261 pages • 56.1 MB PDF)

2014 Logistics Planner Cover

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2014 Logistics Planner

(162 pages • 23.2 MB PDF)

2014 Shipping Lines Directory Cover

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2014 Shipping Lines Directory

(9 pages • 0.63 MB PDF)

Thought Leaders Cover

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Thought Leaders

(6 pages • 0.27 MB PDF)

Memphis: America's Multimodal City Cover

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Memphis: America's Multimodal City

(1 pages • 2.62 MB PDF)

Star Search: Discovering the Best Site for Your Business Cover

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Star Search: Discovering the Best Site for Your Business

(1 pages • 1.33 MB PDF)