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GOOD QUESTION: Who Would Be Your Lifeline During a Logistics Crisis? Why?

GOOD QUESTION: Who Would Be Your Lifeline During a Logistics Crisis? Why?

Dwight D. Eisenhower. I make use of the Eisenhower Matrix (pictured). I would want to have heard from the man himself. Planning, preparing, and executing a moment in history like the Normandy invasion puts any logistics crisis in perspective. Do everything in your power to prepare. And at a certain point you need to have confidence in that preparation—and your people—to get on with the task at hand.

–Richard Kohn
Director, Global Logistics & Optimization
SeaCube Containers

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NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

M & A •  Hellmann Worldwide Logistics acquired PKZ Group, its long-standing air and sea freight partner in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, establishing its own Slovakian national company. •  Advantive, a software provider for specialty manufacturing and distribution businesses, made two recent acquisitions: VeraCore, an SaaS order and warehouse management software provider for fulfillment companies and […]

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Thinking Inside the Box Truck

Thinking Inside the Box Truck

While most people are at least somewhat familiar with box trucks, these little workhorses don’t get enough credit. Also known as straight trucks or bobtails, they are usually 26 feet long and can carry up to 10,000 pounds of freight. They can also come in small (12 ft.) and medium size (14-18 ft.) configurations.

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Supply Chain Visibility: What It Is, Importance, and Types

Supply Chain Visibility: What It Is, Importance, and Types

Supply chain visibility is a process that provides customers with information regarding a product or service they ordered. By informing customers of the timeframe and details about a specific product they ordered from a business, the corporation can monitor orders, increase its daily operation efficiency, and avoid customer dissatisfaction. Without supply chain visibility, individuals would […]

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