Monthly Archives: February 2009

Solving the Riddle of Supply Chain Cost Reduction

From Industry Week: ” Unless you are a hermit who has been stranded on a deserted island for the past 12 months, you get it — we are in a recession. Let’s see what all the “smart” companies are doing, … Continue reading

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Investing in Supply Chain Security – Reaping Collateral Benefits

From husdal.com: “With the memory of attacks by Somali pirates still fresh in mind, supply chain security has come to the attention of supply chain managers. Already in 2005, the IBM Center for the Business of Government published “Investing in … Continue reading

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Global Supply Chain Key to Asia’s Woes

From livemint.com: “The 17.5% year-over-year decline in China’s exports in January brings it closer to alignment with other major Asian exporters. Meanwhile, its huge drop in imports that month and its declining power usage together suggest that its economy may … Continue reading

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Logistics Innovations Keep Inventory On the Move

From mbtmag.com: “For decades in Europe, traffic flow has been mitigated by the use of the roundabout, a small traffic circle that allows continuous movement of vehicles through an intersection at lowered speeds without any full stops. Unlike traditional intersections … Continue reading

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Innovation in Global Industries: Logistics

How does innovation happen in given industries? Specifically how has it been ocurring in the global logistics industry? This chapter of the the book Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies) (2008) ,Board on … Continue reading

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Cadec and BlueSky Partner to Provide Actionable Business Intelligence to Trucking Fleets

Cadec Global, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, and Blue Sky Technologies, Inc., a real-time supply chain visibility software provider, announced today a technology partnership intended to help trucking fleets collect objective data that will help them make … Continue reading

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Logistics FAIL – Shipping

If you haven’t seen it yet, the FAIL Blog is a continuous source of true failures of all sorts and in today’s stressful world we’ve found these items can be a momentary source of immense entertainment and instantaneous amusement. There … Continue reading

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