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Shippers face challenges such as rising fuel costs, service shortages, regulation changes, and new customer requirements. This report will help you discover five key ways transportation management systems (TMS) automate processes and reduce costs associated with getting products to their destination on time.
People: The Power Behind the Supply ChainEvery logistics career has its story, and every story has a main character. The supply chain may ride on wheels, wings, and an endless stream of data, but without living, breathing human beings to make the wheels turn and the data flow, the whole system would grind to a halt.
MEET THE PEOPLE
Regardless of their age, gender, or title, the people behind the supply chain are an innovative bunch. Meet some of the many logisticians working to move the logistics field forward:
5 Burning Questions Complicated questions abound in the supply chain industry and some weigh more heavily on logistics professionals than others. To find answers to some recurring quandaries, Inbound Logistics put some of the industry's top experts on the hot seat and fired away.
Casebook: Freezing Transport Costs in their Tracks Some people in the logistics segment might consider Todd Hopkins, general manager for The Martin-Brower Company, a food distributor in Manassas, Va., a bit "out there." Hopkins made a risky move by converting 100 percent of the company's inbound frozen potato products to rail transportation. The risk paid off, however, and Hopkins enjoys the last laugh.
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Shortcuts Sound Appealing, But at What Cost?In the 3PL business, as in life, there are no shortcuts; few result in a happy endings, says Bob Koerner, CEO, Total Logistic Control. While they are driving short-term results, many logistics professionals end up spending more money in the long run. They need to discover that subtle balance between short- and long-term thinking.
U.S. Airlines Need an Attitude AdjustmentUnlike the majority of international carriers that promote air cargo with men, money, and marketing, freight, in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, gets no respect at most domestic airlines, notes Julian Keeling, president and CEO, Consolidators International Inc.
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY
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