DECEMBER 2007
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FEATURED ARTICLES

Gauging Change
A soft economy, increasing global competition, the Mississippi River bridge collapse, and an influx of product recalls give global shippers plenty of reasons to slow down and check the rear-view mirror before accelerating into 2008.

Thinking TMS
As the transportation management systems market broadens, and as software delivery options expand, businesses increasingly have TMS on the brain.
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Career Solutions: It's Who You Know
A well-engineered network of professional contacts provides the structural support to build a logistics career with potential for expansion.
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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

LIT Toolkit: Big Makeover for Littlearth
When inventory mixups began impacting productivity, Pittsburgh-based fashion accessories company Littlearth turned to NetSuite's hosted ERP and CRM solution to streamline sourcing and expedite fulfillment.

IT Matters: The Case for a Global Trading Partner Network
Lorne Jones, Sterling Commerce, advocates the creation of a global trading partner network to improve efficiency and supply chain cycle times by streamlining document creation, trading, and invoicing.

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INSIGHT

Risks & Rewards: 2008: Applying What We Learned
TT Club's Dan Negron looks back at the hot issues in 2007 and speculates on future trends in supply chain risk and liability.

Viewpoint: The Best Companies Hire the Best People
Companies need to define and calculate the quality of their supply chain hires the same way they do business functions. Marjorie Slater, director of Stanton Chase International, shows you how.

Reader Profile: Ready for the Real World
Studying for a career in supply chain management has taken Bethany Adamonis, a supply chain and information systems major at Penn State University, from the classroom to the front lines.

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