Monthly Archives: August 2009

Third Party Logistics Group established on Linked In

As logistics technology continues to become more complex and costly and the need for collaborative supply chain initiatives across company borders increase, third party logistics becomes an even more attractive alternative. In order to better serve this multi-billion dollar industry … Continue reading

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NAFTA partners eye continental carbon scheme

From The Globe and Mail: “The United States has agreed to work with Canada and Mexico to develop a North American carbon market that would allow Canadian emitters to meet some portion of their targets through purchasing credits in the … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Patents a Device Aimed at Halting Hurricanes

From Discover: “Five patent applications for technology that aims to control the weather bear the signature of a man who knows how to think big: Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The applications made public by the U.S. Patent Office last week … Continue reading

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Joel Sutherland For CSCMP Distinguished Service Award

Joel L. Sutherland, Managing Director of Lehigh University’s Center for Value Chain Research will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2009 Distinguished Service Award. CSCMP presents the award annually to an individual who has made significant contributions … Continue reading

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Impact of Socialnomics?

Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the World of Socialnomics! Think of the possibilities for generating, forecasting, monitoring and responding to real time direct from consumer and B2B customer … Continue reading

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Can You Benefit From Contingency Courier Cost Savings?

As the recession continues in the world’s economies many are looking for opportunities to save on expenses without having to spend precious capital up front to achieve these savings. Although there may be other ways of accomplishing this goal, one … Continue reading

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SupplyChainNetwork Tweetsearch Results Doubled!

This week we upgraded the SCN Tweetsearch application to provide you with twice as many real time updated results from Twitter. So look below for instant updates on “supply chain” or enter any term you’d like in the search box … Continue reading

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Four Out of Five Companies Can’t Forecast Cash Flow

From Industry Week: “The uncertainty of being unable to accurately forecast mid-term cash flow creates a potentially dangerous scenario when combined with shrinking levels of cash on hand in most industries, plummeting revenues, reduced margins, and limited availability of credit … Continue reading

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17th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Guide Released

The 17th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 263 3PLs.

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AmBev Live with i2 Transportation Solutions to Extend Mission of Environmental Responsibility, Reduce Costs and Improve Service Levels

i2 Technologies today announced that Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, or AmBev (NSE:ABV), is live with i2 transportation solutions to help it reduce logistics costs, improve service levels and extend its mission of increased environmental responsibility. AmBev selected i2’s entire … Continue reading

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Are Multiple Supply Chain Networks Important?

By Jon Hansen: “I recently posed a question on the importance of Multiple Supply Chain Networks which, within a matter of several hours, elicited 14 responses from around the world. And while the majority of respondents felt that the findings … Continue reading

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Collaborating to Achieve Breakthroughs in Supply Chain Savings and Patient Care Quality

From Executive Healthcare: “Collaboration is a key to success in most improvement efforts, and healthcare is no different. Through the sharing of information and best practices and learning from each other, we have found we can accelerate the rate of … Continue reading

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ProcurementAsia Says 3PL Networks Due for Makeover

From ProcurementAsia: “Structural changes that have taken place in the express industry mean 3PLs need to reorganise their networks to survive, says a new report. DHL, TNT, FedEx and UPS have not been spared the effects of lower volumes, with … Continue reading

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