Monthly Archives: May 2009

New Report Reveals Contract Logistics Top Ten Players

From Logistics Online: “Transport Intelligence is pleased to announce recently its annual rankings of the largest contract logistics operators on a Global and regional basis. DHL Supply Chain, recently re-branded from DHL Exel Supply Chain, is once again the largest … Continue reading

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain to Improve Cashflow

From Industry Week: “Manufacturers today face three significant organization-related challenges: maximizing profits, conserving cash flow and creating shareholder value. One way to solve these challenges, suggests consulting firm TMG-IMC, North America, is through the process of EBITDA (earnings before interest, … Continue reading

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Logistics FAIL! The Perils of Overloading in Transportation

The next in our series of Logistics related FAILED postings. (Note no animals were hurt in this video!)

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Alignment in Supply Chain – is it really possible?

From Infosys: “Recently I read a great news article in Supply Chain Digest titled “Triple-A Supply Chain” that actually talks about the article published in Harvard Business Review in the year 2004 by Hau Lee. I am sure most of … Continue reading

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PwC Report Cites Steep Decline in Transportation and Logistics M&A Activity

From logisticsmgmt.com: “Given today’s current economic conditions, it does not come as a major surprise that transportation and logistics merger & acquisition (M&A) activity was down in the first quarter. That was the main takeaway of a recent report from … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Vaccine Supply Chain Uncertain

From usnews.com: “The current swine flu outbreak is raising critical questions about the timing of bringing a new vaccine to market and the logistics of getting it to the people who need it. If vaccine manufacturers shift gears immediately, it … Continue reading

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Ford Renews Inbound Contract with CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has been awarded a contract renewal for the operations of an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Company’s truck plant based in Claycomo, Missouri. CEVA will take responsibility for … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Risk management in Turbulent Times

From scmr.com: “One of the most important jobs facing global companies today is how to manage risk in their supply chains. And the persons that are tasked to address this challenge are the company’s supply chain professionals.This timely webcast will … Continue reading

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One giant icon: Flying a piece of aviation history

From aopa.org: “Is there a more iconic corporate symbol than the Goodyear blimp? Company research shows that whenever the word “blimp” is used, most every American thinks “Goodyear.” Such name recognition and association doesn’t occur without a major investment in … Continue reading

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The Swine Flu : Your Supply Chain Moment of Truth?

From Industryweek.com: ” The supply chain has faced significant obstacles in 2009 with the prolonged recession and economic fears and then the Somali pirates terrorizing merchant ships along the high seas. Now, another potential problem has emerged with the swine … Continue reading

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Walmart Canada Extends Contract with SCM until 2013

From exel.com: “Supply Chain Management (SCM), Canada’s largest retail logistics services organization and an Exel company, has signed a five-year contract extension for its business with Walmart Canada. SCM provides dedicated transportation, logistics and value-added services to Walmart’s 312 stores … Continue reading

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i2 Files Intellectual Property Lawsuit Against Oracle

From i2.com: ” i2 Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITWO) announced today (Apr 29th,2009) that it has filed a suit for patent infringement against Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL).The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, … Continue reading

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