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Jul 06

2012

Reflecting Back on The State of U.S. Logistics

Posted: Jul 06, 2012

Earlier in June, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals released their annual State of U.S. Logistics report to their members, reporting on the general trends and observations about US logistics and supply chains in general.  Their findings reflect an interesting intersection between improvement along with obstacles and trouble spots still in the way.  See how the overall report...

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Jun 29

2012

Lessons from the Apparel Industry to the Supply Chain

Posted: Jun 29, 2012

Innovation is a constant topic of debate within logistics and supply chains as businesses continue to try and find more efficient and innovative ways to ease the workflow and create a tighter, more cooperative environment.  Linked with this challenge is the impact of the way business has changed, going from the physical space of an actual store to the unlimited space of the digital realm.  Fr...

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Jun 25

2012

How to Prepare for the FedEx Mid-Year Rate Increase

Posted: Jun 25, 2012

If you haven’t heard yet, FedEx announced a mid-year rate increase by 6.9% on July 9th, 2012.  This rate increase is not uncommon, happening already at the beginning of the year with rate increases from both major carriers.  However, the question that is sure to appear on many people’s mind is how this rate increase will affect their business.  In past years, these rate increases heavily...

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Jun 15

2012

Looking Closer at Shipping Technology

Posted: Jun 15, 2012

There are some difficulties for companies to compensate both their traditional mentality of what works versus the fast-moving digital technology that evolves and changes on a daily basis.  However, it’s important for all companies to be aware of the evolving technology around them not only to be in the know with what’s current but also what can help your company both reduce shipping costs ...

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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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