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    Get Top Marks in Continually Developing Supply Chain Competence

    Aug 26, 2015

    Business transformation implies a change in the way a company does business, as well as a development of competence in specific functions and processes.

    Written by: Susan Fourtané

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    Retailer Target puts the spotlight on supply chain

    Aug 26, 2015

    Plagued by a huge security breach a couple of years ago and a botched attempt to enter the Canadian market, the US retailer Target perhaps took a wise step this past week in naming John Mulligan COO and responsible for the company’s supply chain. Mr. Mulligan will certainly be kept busy particularly as Target’s CEO noted the retailer has an “incredibly complex supply chain” for unacceptable stock

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

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    A Closer Look at the Tianjin Explosions and Chemical Logistics

    Aug 26, 2015

    We would like to begin this post by saying that our thoughts go out to those affected by the Tianjin explosions, today is definitely a more somber topic but we feel that bringing light to these events might help prevent future occurrences and prepare companies to mitigate risk and such tragedies in the future.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

    Aug 18, 2015

    Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. She is trying to redefine the industry analyst model to make it friendlier and more useful for supply chain leaders.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • Spending and Shipment Volume News Tops Headlines

    Aug 18, 2015

    Supply Chain blog by John Wagner Jr, Wagner Logistics

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

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    Same Day – Is it Worth It?

    Aug 12, 2015

    Evidently plenty of start-up companies seem to think Same Day delivery is worth it just by the number of new start-ups either popping up or existing ones expanding into a new city.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Could Jet Soar Over Amazon?

    Aug 12, 2015

    Ever since Amazon made it big on the e-commerce market over 20 years, there have been countless competitors, start ups, and imitators that have tried to take a piece of the trillion dollar plus pie.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • XPO – too big too fast? Or Amazon strategy?

    Aug 10, 2015

    XPO Logistics has made close to 20 acquisitions since 2009 driving the business’ inorganic growth from no-ones radar to a major player in the industry with over $8bn in revenue.

    Written by: editor

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    John Wagner Looks At Some Of The Latest Transportation News And Figures From 2015 So Far

    Jul 28, 2015

    Forecasting The Second Half

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

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    Prime Day….the Results, Kind of

    Jul 22, 2015

    A success or flop? If anything, Prime Day stoked the social media chatter with such trending Twitter hashtags as #PrimeDay and #PrimeDayFails.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Europe’s Most Desirable Logistics Locations - Revealed

    Jul 20, 2015

    eft are once again surveying the industry to compile the definite ranking of top 100 logistics locations in Europe.

    Written by: Haley Garner

  • Logistics Companies are Lacking the “Social” in Social Networking

    Jul 14, 2015

    Social media and social networking are two key trends are reshaping how businesses conduct their affairs, communicate with vendors and customers, and even their organizational structure. However, the logistics industry has largely been slow in adopting these technologies and strategies, despite many studies indicating that supply chain managers acknowledge the importance of doing so.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Did Walmart Just One Up Amazon?

    Jul 14, 2015

    Just as everyone was getting excited about Prime Day, Walmart announces on its blog, ““We’ve heard some retailers are charging $100 to get access to a sale. But the idea of asking customers to pay extra in order to save money just doesn’t add up for us. We’re standing up for our customers and everyone else who sees no rhyme or reason for paying a premium to save.”

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

    Jul 14, 2015

    Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old. I have been studying it as a researcher for fifteen years. With the rise of the global multi-national, S&OP increased in importance as a way to align and drive organizational balance. In parallel, as shown in the attached infographic, challenges to do it well increased.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

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    The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

    Jul 14, 2015

    Adam Robinson from Cerasis reveals interesting data, best practices, and tips related to the supply chain, logistics, transportation, distribution and 3PLs industries.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Eye For Transport 2015 Summit By The Logistics News Network, llc.

    Jul 2, 2015

    Be skeptical of the “truth” was one message at the June 2015 Eye For Transport Summit at the beautiful Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel near Chicago’s north loop. Over three days, the conference featured four Forum tracks, with over 70 presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. And a definite exhibitor’s evolution was evident.

    Written by: SJ Seeds

  • Don't Just Share Your Data

    Jul 1, 2015

    Using digital consignment notes (CMR’s) can make the transport of goods more efficient. Even now, carriers and shippers are still producing paper consignment notes by the billions each year. But while digital data will enable many new innovations, that doesn't mean that carriers should simply start sharing their transport data with just anyone. That's a lot more complicated than you might think.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

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    Inaction By Logistics Service Providers Of E-Commerce Immediacy Megatrend

    Jun 25, 2015

    Tom Craig, Supply Chain Consultant from LTD Management recently attended and moderated at our eft 3PL Supply Chain Summit in Chicago. Below is a follow up from the event through his eyes and the main things he gathered.

    Written by: Tom Craig

  • Walmart Executives Discuss their Omni-Channel Logistics Initiatives at the 3PL Summit Last Week in Chicago

    Jun 23, 2015

    Kevin X. Jones, the Vice President of Inbound Transportation at Walmart, and Sheila Taylor, the Vice President of Logistics at Sam’s Club, discussed Walmart’s approach to omni-channel logistics at the eft's 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum last week.

    Written by: admin

  • The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

    Jun 23, 2015

    Understanding the cross-border shipping process increases accountability, as you know who is responsible at all times of the process. If you are unfamiliar with the process, reach out to your service provider and ask for help. In the meantime, don’t make...

    Written by: Anonymous

  • Taking a Closer Look at 3D/4D Printing

    Jun 23, 2015

    Last week, Frost & Sullivan published the 2015 Supply Chain Foresight report which analyzed key megatrends impacting industry stakeholders. A key point of the survey was that the findings were based on how the industry leaders who participated felt...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Collaborating At No Extra Cost

    Jun 23, 2015

    Collaboration is standard practice in many supply chains, yet transaction costs often make it too expensive even so. Countless blog posts talk about the need for collaboration in the transport sector, in wholesale, in retail and with web stores.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • JD.com’s Ambitious Plans – Can it Catch Up to Alibaba?

    Jun 11, 2015

    While Alibaba tends to grab much of the headlines, the second largest ecommerce company in China is also creating some waves and it seems that logistics is indeed an important part of the competition between the two.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Smaller Firms Investing Larger in Supply Chain Management Software

    Jun 9, 2015

    Good Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a critical part of any firm. It boosts customer service by ensuring that the right product assortment and quantity are delivered in a timely fashion, and it makes those same products available in the location that...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

    Jun 9, 2015

    In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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