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From the Service to the Supply Chain

From the Service to the Supply Chain

Can you really model best practices from the military? After all, they invented the acronym SNAFU. But companies are finding veterans’ experience and skills help promote ship-shape supply chains.

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Logistics Education: More Is Better

Logistics Education: More Is Better

Evolving to meet changing industry needs, logistics and supply chain education helps students hone their skills, gain a broader perspective, and bring bottom-line benefits to employers.

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On the Road | Introduction: Off the Beaten Path

On the Road | Introduction: Off the Beaten Path

Cluttering pages with supply chain strategies, logistics lexicon, elusive acronyms, and, periodically, run-on sentences, is habit forming. But it comes with my job. So does reverie. In between pulling and parsing source information, then writing, the mind wanders. There’s no shortage of distractions. Press releases, phone conversations, e-mails, RSS feeds, and Google have a way […]

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Containing Ocean Costs

Containing Ocean Costs

Shippers use overseas consolidation, strategic loading tactics, and container sharing to cast off ocean transportation’s financial burden.

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Green Reverse Logistics Brings Many Happy Returns

Green Reverse Logistics Brings Many Happy Returns

Companies that combine the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra with the supply chain wisdom of managing costs and stamping out inefficiencies are developing reverse supply chains that help the Earth, the customer, and the bottom line.

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Ask The (M)experts

Ask The (M)experts

For an update on customs, infrastructure, and manufacturing, IL went straight to the supply chain leaders and economic development experts who make Mexico their business.

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What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

Does an LLP perform the same service as a 4PL? Can you run a just-in-time operation without being lean? When push comes to pull, are logistics and supply chain management interchangeable? Industry experts explain the source of some common misperceptions regarding supply chain and logistics lexicon.

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