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    Slow Progress on Infrastructure

    May 12, 2015

    John Wagner's latest article explores some of the key issues with infrastructure spending and the MAP-21 reauthorization

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

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    Navigating The End-to-End Journey

    May 12, 2015

    Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak. Nokia. Blockbuster. Polaroid. Xerox. What do these names have in common?

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • A New Way to Order Those Cute Pair of Shoes?

    May 12, 2015

    Just launched last week, Google now allows users to order food straight from its search results.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • International Women’s Day? What Are They Doing Out of the Kitchen?

    May 1, 2015

    Hear from Kelli Saunders, Morai Logistics CEO as she discusses her path into logistics, her thoughts on bringing more women into the industry, and how she sees her role in addressing inequality in logistics as a female CEO.

    Written by: eft writers

  • Here Come the Drones…

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Federal Aviation (FAA) granted approval to e-retailing giant Amazon.com to test-fly their new advanced drones, under certain provision, for potential delivery. This latest petition received quick approval from the FAA compared to past efforts this...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Why India’s E-Commerce Boom Will Look Nothing Like China’s

    Apr 27, 2015

    China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Infographic: Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

    Apr 27, 2015

    For many logistics is as simple as the movement of goods from one place to another. For business it is a trillion dollar industry, which can be vital in staying ahead of your competitors.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • A Not So Distant Look at how the Industrial Internet of Things Could Change the Services Provided by 3PLs

    Apr 20, 2015

    As manufacturing, transportation, and every aspect of humanity evolves in modernity, reliance upon the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and impact every facet of civilization. Another term, as it more relates to manufacturing, distribution,...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

    Apr 17, 2015

    Why would companies implement solutions that cost more, were longer to deploy, and had lower user satisfaction? Read Lora Cecere's thoughts on this.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

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    Where Will You Manufacture? Near-shoring vs. Re-shoring

    Apr 15, 2015

    A lack of quality space remains one of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers in the U.S. Emerging technological advances, such as improved measuring/process control, advanced digital technologies and sustainable manufacturing, have made many older...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    Managing Third Party Logistics While Embracing Technology

    Apr 14, 2015

    Today’s business leaders are faced with the task of creating more efficient processes while keeping costs down. In order to stay competitive in a digital age, they need to stay aggressive in transforming their supply chains, and budget remains a barrier...

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    How Can Data Improve Supplier Decisions?

    Apr 14, 2015

    A growing trend across all industries has been the application of big data, with the use of algorithms and the hiring of data scientists becoming commonplace. As businesses collect and store an ever increasing amount of data, the algorithms required to...

    Written by: Anonymous

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    Muda & The 7 Deadly Wastes of Co-Pack

    Apr 14, 2015

    When you think about waste in your facility, are you just thinking about subcomponent materials or defective finished goods that are thrown away or rejected?

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Transport Safety Begins With Safety In The Chain

    Apr 9, 2015

    A nasty scratch on a car in the store's parking lot: things like that can happen. Was it the truck driver's fault, or are we putting so much pressure on our logistics chains that we are basically asking for accidents to happen? "Trucks...

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • TCS, Wipro, TechM, Infy are Key to Apple's Supply Chain

    Apr 8, 2015

    Apple is secretive about almost everything it does. And among its best kept secrets is the work it does with Indian IT vendors.

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    The ILWU and Panama

    Apr 8, 2015

    While many shippers remain skeptical about the motives and tactics of today’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union, there remains a very progressive mission within the organization that deserves praise.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • 3 Ways to Become an Attractive Shipper to Carriers

    Apr 7, 2015

    How many carriers come to the dock every day? What are the parameters and limitations of what is being done at the dock today? How quickly are trucks loaded and unloaded?

    Written by: Brian Tonn

  • In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

    Apr 7, 2015

    Having a 3PL provider handling logistics and transportation functions streamlines the efficiency for both shippers who move thousands of pounds of freight every day. Overall, the benefits of going 3PL are exponentially increasing thanks to the growth of...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • In Latin America’s Booming e-Commerce Sector, Start-ups Aim to Improve on Logistics

    Apr 1, 2015

    When Latin America’s e-commerce heavyweights make the headlines, reports often focus on the multi-million funding rounds they keep raising again and again from high-profile global funds. However, not much is said about how this capital influx is...

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • What to Consider When Implementing a Supply Chain Risk Management Program

    Mar 31, 2015

    Creating risk management strategies that focus on everyday events is critical. Dealing with these events in a reactive and piecemeal fashion is inefficient and ineffective and can significantly hurt your company.

    Written by: Kate Lee

  • Brazilian Delivery Startups, Uber-Style

    Mar 30, 2015

    Loggi is an urban logistics company bringing instant delivery within anyone's reach. Founded in São Paulo, Brazil, Loggi uses the massive network of motor an bike curriers to form a logistics network that's fast and reliable.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Cloud-Based Supply Chain Solutions

    Mar 30, 2015

    The cloud—through web-based interfaces—makes it easier to connect through cloud-based solutions to customers and suppliers. Whereas the traditional license models with client-server architectures are not very extensible, the newer cloud-based solutions...

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • The Logistics of Epidemics: How the Supply Chain Can Help… Or Hinder

    Mar 27, 2015

    The flow of essential medical supplies, transportation activities and demand for medical personnel are some of the logistics-oriented features that depend on the available information regarding disease’s progression. Highly sophisticated systems in...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Strategy For Logistics Service Providers

    Mar 26, 2015

    A strategy identifies challenges, issues and risks with markets and their dynamics; and, going forward, can set the direction where the company is going for new markets and new business and customers to grow sales and profits

    Written by: Tom Craig

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