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Snapshot: Pharma Logistics: Prognosis Positive

Pharmaceutical manufacturers, drug distributors, and health care providers are taking a double dose of technology and business process improvement to keep consumers safe and competition one step behind. Transformation in the pharmaceutical marketplace is challenging traditional approaches to manufacturing and distribution. “Pharmaceutical, medical, and medical device margins are collapsing quickly,” says Daniel Carbery, senior vice […]

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New Horizons: 2008 Ocean Carrier Guide

Changes in trade latitudes and changes in shipping attitudes are steering ocean carriers in new directions. As global businesses explore new offshore manufacturing and sourcing locations and more efficient routings for pulling product to U.S. markets, carriers are tacking their sailing schedules, following demand into new ports of call, and developing a dashboard of value-added […]

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Memphis: North America’s Logistics Center

With its wealth of resources, central location, highly developed infrastructure, depth of logistics and transportation services, and talented labor pool, Memphis claims its right to the title “North America’s Logistics Center.” No wonder so many companies can’t help falling in love with Memphis.

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Great Logistics Sites: The Pursuit of Excellence

Throughout the United States, local, regional, and state economic development authorities are ramping up investments in transportation and logistics infrastructure to stimulate and sustain business growth.

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Trucking Perspectives 2008

Our annual Motor Freight Market Insight Survey provides an in-depth look at the trucking sector. Motor carriers and Inbound Logistics readers address growth areas and obstacles.

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Freight Payment Services: Dollars & Sense

Freight payment services are no longer just about paying your carriers quickly. Today’s freight payment service providers have expanded their portfolios to offer an array of cost-cutting, productivity, and efficiency benefits.

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Purchasing Managers: Shop Talk

Purchasing managers juggle a To-Do list of stressful, business-critical tasks—from striking the best deals to projecting demand to staying abreast of financial and political changes worldwide. Listen in as four purchasing managers chat about challenges and shoot the breeze on strategy.

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Fast Food Logistics: Having it Your Way

Variety and freshness are paramount to keeping fast-food customers hungry for more and supply lines and inventory ripe and ready for change. Fast-food chains look to logistics service providers with a similar craving for made-to-order selectivity, quality, and service—all at an affordable cost.

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3PL Elements: Outsourcing = A Formula for Change

When shippers mix the 3PL elements of expertise, process efficiency, and technology into their supply chain, the results are potent. Eureka! A stronger, more efficient, and cost-effective logistics operation! Step into the logistics lab for a look at how and why outsourcing can give businesses a positive charge.

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Project Logistics: Mission Possible

Their mission, should they decide to accept it, is to transport sensitive materials around the globe. They’ll grapple with issues of size, time, cost, scheduling, security, and fragility. Failure is not an option. They are project logistics professionals.

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Green Packaging: Waste Not, Want Not

By moving beyond conventional packaging methods and materials, companies can reduce their carbon footprints as well as their transportation spend and warehousing costs.

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