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Jun 08

2012

Social Media in the Supply Chain

Posted: Jun 08, 2012

Digital technology is an integral part of any business, especially in the supply chain.  Fairly obvious inclusions, as we discussed previously, include tablets and smart devices for easier visibility and tracking.  However, one interesting area of digital technology that has been murky for supply chain managers and shipping oriented businesses is the concept of social media.  Is tweeting or ...

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Jun 01

2012

Innovation in the Supply Chain

Posted: Jun 01, 2012

Although supply chains may seem like a quiet space and rigid to traditions, there are many different innovations from all sorts of industrial and technological changes that are aimed to improve and optimize supply chains worldwide.  These different advances range from the transportation sector to the cloud, giving a wide range of disciplines a chance to improve supply chains and logistics for ...

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May 25

2012

Methods to Manage Problems within Your Supply Chain

Posted: May 25, 2012

We’ve previously discussed risk management in the supply chain and the importance of understanding globalized disasters and the best preparation for it.  In this blog post, we wanted to explore some of the more minute details supply chain managers have their hands full with, not only, the day-to-day operations and efficiency of the supply line but also quicker problems that crop up on a dail...

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May 17

2012

What the Recent UPS Earnings May Mean for Your Shipping

Posted: May 17, 2012

For all businesses that ships a constant amount of items, it’s important to note the changing fluctuations of the shipping world, whether it be the updates in new competitors, as we previously noted in our Amazon blog post, or the quarterly earnings calls.  These changes are important because they can help to prepare for and predict certain trends within future pricing and possible action th...

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May 11

2012

Free Online Tools to Help Save on Shipping

Posted: May 11, 2012

There are many methods to helping to save money for your company, especially in reducing shipping costs that are very efficient and doable.  However, one well over-looked area that could help many companies out is simply a few clicks away - online shipping tools that are many times free to use.  These tools are available from numerous the carriers themselves to companies like Source Consultin...

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