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    Muda & The 7 Deadly Wastes of Co-Pack

    Apr 14, 2015

    When you think about waste in your facility, are you just thinking about subcomponent materials or defective finished goods that are thrown away or rejected?

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Transport Safety Begins With Safety In The Chain

    Apr 9, 2015

    A nasty scratch on a car in the store's parking lot: things like that can happen. Was it the truck driver's fault, or are we putting so much pressure on our logistics chains that we are basically asking for accidents to happen? "Trucks...

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • TCS, Wipro, TechM, Infy are Key to Apple's Supply Chain

    Apr 8, 2015

    Apple is secretive about almost everything it does. And among its best kept secrets is the work it does with Indian IT vendors.

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    The ILWU and Panama

    Apr 8, 2015

    While many shippers remain skeptical about the motives and tactics of today’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union, there remains a very progressive mission within the organization that deserves praise.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • 3 Ways to Become an Attractive Shipper to Carriers

    Apr 7, 2015

    How many carriers come to the dock every day? What are the parameters and limitations of what is being done at the dock today? How quickly are trucks loaded and unloaded?

    Written by: Brian Tonn

  • In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

    Apr 7, 2015

    Having a 3PL provider handling logistics and transportation functions streamlines the efficiency for both shippers who move thousands of pounds of freight every day. Overall, the benefits of going 3PL are exponentially increasing thanks to the growth of...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • In Latin America’s Booming e-Commerce Sector, Start-ups Aim to Improve on Logistics

    Apr 1, 2015

    When Latin America’s e-commerce heavyweights make the headlines, reports often focus on the multi-million funding rounds they keep raising again and again from high-profile global funds. However, not much is said about how this capital influx is...

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • What to Consider When Implementing a Supply Chain Risk Management Program

    Mar 31, 2015

    Creating risk management strategies that focus on everyday events is critical. Dealing with these events in a reactive and piecemeal fashion is inefficient and ineffective and can significantly hurt your company.

    Written by: Kate Lee

  • Brazilian Delivery Startups, Uber-Style

    Mar 30, 2015

    Loggi is an urban logistics company bringing instant delivery within anyone's reach. Founded in São Paulo, Brazil, Loggi uses the massive network of motor an bike curriers to form a logistics network that's fast and reliable.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

  • Cloud-Based Supply Chain Solutions

    Mar 30, 2015

    The cloud—through web-based interfaces—makes it easier to connect through cloud-based solutions to customers and suppliers. Whereas the traditional license models with client-server architectures are not very extensible, the newer cloud-based solutions...

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • The Logistics of Epidemics: How the Supply Chain Can Help… Or Hinder

    Mar 27, 2015

    The flow of essential medical supplies, transportation activities and demand for medical personnel are some of the logistics-oriented features that depend on the available information regarding disease’s progression. Highly sophisticated systems in...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Strategy For Logistics Service Providers

    Mar 26, 2015

    A strategy identifies challenges, issues and risks with markets and their dynamics; and, going forward, can set the direction where the company is going for new markets and new business and customers to grow sales and profits

    Written by: Tom Craig

  • Improving Quality of Life with the Internet of Everything

    Mar 24, 2015

    For many local governments in the U.S., the IoE is key to boosting their residents'' well-being.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • How to Choose the Right Co-packer for Your Supply Chain Needs

    Mar 23, 2015

    Whether you’re evaluating your existing co-pack supplier, or you’re gauging a potential partnership with a new supplier, the following will give you insights into what to look for to find the best co-packer for your needs.

    Written by: Anonymous

  • Coming and Going: A Look at Employee Turnover in the Logistics Industry

    Mar 19, 2015

    Data from the American Trucking Association (ATA) shows that the turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose one percentage point to an annualized rate of 97% in the third quarter of 2014.

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Getting the Full Value Add from 3PL Services by Avoiding Commoditization or Transactionalism

    Mar 19, 2015

    If you are a logistics manager seeking options for a partnership with a 3PL services provider or looking to optimize the 3PL solution, then understanding the expansion of the holistic approach that some 3PLs offer will help you select an option that best...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Considerations You Need to Know Before Selecting a Warehouse Facility

    Mar 13, 2015

    Picking a warehouse is a huge task. Selecting the right warehouse can save your business time and money. While choosing a subpar facility can lead to total disruption of the supply chain. This article includes a list of considerations for selecting...

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Supply Chain Excellence by the Numbers

    Mar 13, 2015

    One in three companies have a supply chain center of excellence, but only one in two is successful. These are grim statistics. This is especially true when the word “excellence” drips off of the lips of the supply chain leaders that I meet.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

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    State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

    Mar 11, 2015

    3PL companies are starting to rise to meet the challenge. Already, a number of 3PL companies are using augmented reality and a few have even started experimenting with drone delivery. Considering the emerging markets, availability of technologies and the...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

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    What if Your Supply Chain was Your Competitive Advantage?

    Mar 10, 2015

    Your supply chain is getting the job done, but is it giving your company a competitive advantage? The global marketplace gives customers a plethora of choices, and that means that the competition is fierce.

    Written by: Chris O'Brien

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    13 Key Considerations when Selecting a 3PL & 3PL vs 4PL

    Mar 9, 2015

    When it comes to efficient and cost-effective over the road transportation management, it is absolutely crucial that you be working with a trustworthy 3PL. Understanding the potential value of a 3PL early in the process is crucial to saving money and...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

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    Manage Your Information

    Mar 3, 2015

    This is the final of the third part series by Donn Deffebach. Find out how to manage your information.

    Written by: Donn Deffebach

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    A promising future for truck drivers: “Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way”

    Feb 24, 2015

    Unfortunately, many drivers are rather gloomy about the future. Is their lack of optimism justified? I don’t think so. Soon enough, they will once again serve as the calling card of their transport company.

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

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    Long-range Itinerary Generation Enhances Operation

    Feb 24, 2015

    This is a second of the third part series by Donn Deffebach. Find out what the benefits of looking farther ahead during the planning cycle are.

    Written by: Donn Deffebach

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    To Meet your Customers you Need to be Online

    Feb 24, 2015

    The internet has provided customers with new methods for finding and researching companies as well as new methods for finding, researching, and products.

    Written by: Kate Lee

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