APRIL 2007
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The 2007 Logistics Planner provides detailed, descriptive profiles of 160 leading carriers, logistics solutions providers, technology companies and equipment manufacturers as well as the best sites in North America supporting trade. Business logistics leaders around the globe use the online Logistics Planner all year long to find solutions to their trade, transportation, logistics and supply chain challenges.

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Global Logistics Guide 2007

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH! Whether penetrating new markets, realigning global distribution channels, or creating contingency options, companies need to map their unique business needs with available resources and expertise around the world. IL's annual Global Logistics Guide offers a birds-eye view of select countries' capabilities to support logistics, transportation, and supply chain management best practices.


Global Supply Chain Networks: Eye for Design
To take advantage of global sourcing and manufacturing cost efficiencies - and to tap into burgeoning consumer markets overseas - companies must put as much effort into designing their global supply chain as they do in managing it. Old habits die hard, but forward-thinking companies are embracing a holistic approach to design.

Nebraska: America's New Logistics Center
(Special Supplement)

Strategically positioned in the center of the country, with a business-friendly climate and well-educated work force, Nebraska offers an ideal location for transportation, logistics, distribution, and warehousing companies. The state's reputation as a manufacturing and distribution growth center continues to attract big business.


Furniture Logistics Finds its Legs
When a production shift from the Midwest to Asia rearranged the furniture industry, it did some interior design - polishing transport operations, dusting off collaboration efforts, and brushing up on new technology. Was this a competitive strategy that wood work?

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INSIGHT

Hitting the Asset-Tracking Trifecta:
Bet on Visibility, ROI, and Safety

Current capabilities in satellite, cellular, and sensor technologies help shippers meet short-term ROI objectives by reducing cargo shrink, and provide significant long-term ROI by increasing supply chain productivity through improved asset visibility, according to Michael Hammons, CEO of ARGO Tracker.

Global Sourcing: The Path to High Performance
Companies do not have to be huge to have successful global sourcing programs - and improve business performance as a result, says Paul D. Loftus, managing partner with Accenture's Industrial Equipment Practice.

SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Global Technology Gets Hyperactive

Supply chain technology in the years to come will be all about personalization and the "hyper" effect of everything, says Supreet Manchanda, executive vice president/chief technology and corporate development officer for third-party logistics provider Ozburn-Hessey Logistics.

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