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East Side Story: Ocean’s New Direction

The triple-whammy of high container growth, tight capacity, and rising fuel costs crashing in on ocean transport to West Coast ports has shippers flooding the East Coast in search of a more effective solution. Though they face challenges of their own, East Coast ports and carriers are making a strong push to tap into Asian-origin cargo volume.

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Logistics at the C-Level. Are We There Yet?

Logistics and supply chain management continue to grow in stature within the corporate world. But merely gaining visibility in the boardroom doesn’t make logistics and supply chain equal players at the senior executive table.

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Making Career Building Connections

Katy Keane had not been in the logistics industry very long when she found herself knee deep in what she calls an “ERP remediation” at food manufacturer Borden Foods. The company had just gone live with a full Enterprise Resource Planning system and service levels were tanking. “We couldn’t ship products and customers were threatening […]

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Survival of the Retro-Fittest

Improving processes and upgrading material handling systems in your warehouses and distribution facilities is not only a solid recovery strategy but also good business.

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Setting Your Sites

Identifying and evaluating new sites is not about finding the cheapest place; it’s about locating where you can serve customers most effectively, manage inbound flows and inventory most efficiently, and keep costs competitive. Ready for some site seeing? Read on.

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Transportation Transformed!

How seven companies of all shapes, industries, and sizes, transformed their transportation and logistics operations through the use of technology.

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Managing Inside and Outside the Box

Increasingly, businesses rely on technology to improve efficiency, accelerate flows, reduce costs, and create more effective communication among all channel partners involved in distribution. From integrated WMS and TMS solutions to web-based systems, technology has helped turned the four walls inside-out.

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When the Customer is King

Customer relationship management (CRM) helps companies maximize the value of every customer interaction and drive superior corporate performance. And the value of CRM grows considerably when it is tightly integrated with supply chain functionality. A “customer is king” approach is replacing the factory-based push supply chains of the 20th century.

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Small Companies Take on the World

These days it seems if you’re not global, you’re missing all the action. Small- to mid-sized companies without the resources of mega brands face an uphill battle. Or do they? Here’s how under­sized companies use savvy supply chain strategies to stand out and com­pete with the big boys in the global marketplace.

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