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Support Services & Industry Initiatives

IBM Helps Danone to Accelerate and Secure Order Processing and B2B Interactions Through a Smarter Commerce Partner Network

IBM today (NYSE: IBM), announced that Danone, a leading global dairy producer, is working with IBM to provide a secure trading network for that helps expedite and automate business transactions with its customers, business partners and suppliers. IBM is replacing … Continue reading

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Penske Logistics Earns Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award

Penske Logistics has been awarded Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award. This is the third World Excellence Award Penske Logistics has earned from Ford and it is the second time the company has earned Gold. “We’re sincerely honored to … Continue reading

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Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. distribution. As part of the contract, Exel purchased the existing Bristol-Myers Squibb distribution centers in Mount Vernon, Ind., and will take over operations in … Continue reading

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Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Activant Solutions Inc., a leading technology provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for distributors and specialty retailers, shared its vision for using ERP systems of record in combination with social media to help wholesale distributors improve efficiencies, customer engagement … Continue reading

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Zebra Technologies Video Highlights Food Traceability

A 2009 report from Health and Human Services found that 59 percent of the North American food facilities surveyed did not meet the FDA’s requirements to maintain records about their sources, recipients and transporters. On the heels of the largest … Continue reading

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Outsourcing & Economics: Lessons for better outsourcing from Nobel Prize-winners

Much of the evolution of modern outsourcing can be tied to the study of economics. In fact, economic research stretching for more than 80 years is woven into the fabric of modern outsourcing. Economic thinkers have focused on growth theory, … Continue reading

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Four Soft signs new deal with Alba Wheels

Four Soft (4S), a global leader offering software solutions for Logistics and Transportation industry is pleased to announce that it has won a new deal from Alba Wheels Up® International, Inc., one of the premier Customshouse broker and industry leading … Continue reading

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The Trailing Edge Technology Business Model

A paradigm shift is required for the acquisition and product support of COTS configured weapon systems. Over the last several years there has been a marked increase in the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components in configuring new weapon systems. This … Continue reading

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Will 2010 Be the Year of the Logistics Service Provider?

There’s a lot of buzz right now about growth opportunities in the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) sector. While clearly not at historic levels, consensus is that the sector will return to growth. Taking that into consideration, the question in my … Continue reading

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Why You Should Vest with Your Outsourcing Partners, Now!

We hear and read constantly about the critical need for lean, green, transparent, collaborative, efficient and cost-effective supply chains and logistics partners. But let me ask you this: How have your partnerships fared lately? How have things progressed over the … Continue reading

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Four Soft responds in real time to Volcanic disruption

As an immediate response to the impact of the Icelandic volcano on the supply chains of our customers, Four Soft global freight management systems communicated and immediately enabled rapid re-routing and re-prioritization of freight. We continue to effectively assist our … Continue reading

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Echo Global Logistics Announces Opening of New Office in Atlanta, Georgia

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECHO), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, today announced that it will open a new office in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 2010. Building on its already impressive growth … Continue reading

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Aberdeen Group Confirms Expert Speaker Line-up for Annual Supply Chain Management Summit

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the confirmed speaker lineup for its annual Supply Chain Management Summit on April 13-14 in San Francisco, CA. In partnership with Logistics Management, SCM World, and Supply Chain Management Review, the theme … Continue reading

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Four Soft Participating in Leading Retail & Consumer Products Event RILA Logistics 2010

Four Soft Limited, (NSE: “FOURSOFT”, BSE 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for Logistics and transportation, is participating in the Logistics 2010 event organized by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in Orlando, Florida, between the 21st and 23rd … Continue reading

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Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Logistics Conference 2010 promises to deliver exceptional value

The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Logistics Conference is the undisputed leader for retail and consumer product executives in logistics distribution and supply chain management. The conference brings together representatives of all major retail and consumer product segments, along with … Continue reading

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FFIFA ~ Alliance for global standards & best practices

Four Soft Limited, India (NSE: “FOURSOFT”, BSE 532521), a global leader offering software solutions for transportation and logistics, today announced that it is bringing top players of the logistics industry on a single platform to form a strategic initiative – … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Industry Veteran Greg Cronin Joins Quiet Logistics

Quiet Logistics today announced that Greg Cronin, a veteran supply chain industry entrepreneur and executive, has joined the company as vice chairman and executive vice president. In this role, Cronin will be responsible for sales, marketing, business development and customer … Continue reading

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Companies Struggle With Integration and Coordination Across Complex Partner Networks As Business Interdependence Increases Globally

Executives worldwide are struggling with the challenges of integration and collaboration across complex networks of business partners and customers in a more interdependent business world, according to a new study released today by the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum and … Continue reading

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