Monthly Archives: October 2010

Logistics Sourcing and Collaboration: The Role of Technology

So far in this series on complex sourcing, we’ve looked at the nascent trend toward collaboration in transportation sourcing and how best practices can accelerate success. In this final entry, I’ll address the use of technology in the collaborative process. … Continue reading

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Report on Military Logistics Summit 2010

This was one of the few Washington DC events I have attended that fully lived up to its advanced publicity. The attendees, most of whom I found to be from their company’s upper leadership were treated to quite unique insights … Continue reading

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Rise of Social Commerce

“We have the most powerful distribution mechanism that has been created in a generation,” Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook at the launch of the 2006 Connect Platform It is called the socialgraph: the complex interconnection of social relationships. It is a … Continue reading

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CON-WAY Freight Streamlines Transportation Operations with AT&T Mobility and Network Solutions

Con-way Freight, one of North America’s largest less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation companies, has rolled out an advanced technology platform utilizing mobile applications for its daily pickup and delivery (P&D) and freight management operations, and under a new contract with AT&T, … Continue reading

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Gain 20% More Storage Capacity with a 10 month ROI

Space is a major focus in the supply chain, whether in the distribution center, in transportation, or in the store. But when you consider what takes up space, usually you only think of product. You rarely think of what totes … Continue reading

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics Names Desmond Chan Managing Director for South Asia

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that Desmond Chan has been promoted to the position of managing director for South Asia. In his new role, Chan will be responsible for overall business … Continue reading

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Damco Presents on Sustainability at CSCMP Annual Global Conference

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosted its Annual Global Conference from September 26–29, 2010 in San Diego, California. The conference brought together supply chain professionals from over 40 countries with an aim to help professionals improve their … Continue reading

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