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Five ways to cut DC costs
Five ways to cut DC costs
Under pressure to slash expenses? Consider these five recommendations from top consultants.
"State of Logistics Report" predicts bullish freight demand for 2014
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' 25th annual "State of Logistics Report," sponsored by Penske Logistics, is overflowing with data points.
The Rainmakers
For our 2014 Rainmakers, success isn't just about fame and fortune. It's also about making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession.
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Material handling, logistics companies give back to their communities
Here are some of the good deeds and charitable work we've heard about in the past month.
Supply chain professional makes history on "Jeopardy"
Julia Collins, who has a master's degree in logistics and supply chain management from MIT, won 20 consecutive games on the TV show "Jeopardy."
ALAN seeks partners for supply chain disaster simulations
Following successful events in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the American Logistics Aid Network is looking to host similar training sessions nationwide.
Supply Chain Quarterly editor publishes new book on supply chain dynamics
Protean Supply Chains: Ten Dynamics of Supply and Demand Alignment, by James A. Cooke, argues that supply chains must be capable of changing shape in response to a volatile global business environment.
What shippers want from 3PLs
How can 3PLs boost their chances of scoring a buyer's business? According to a recent survey, it's a matter of treating potential clients with respect, coming up with innovative solutions, and offering a good price.
How Diageo reduced risk in Asia
By tailoring its supply chain strategy for specific product segments, the global beverage company reduced the risk of disruption to its growing Asian business. In the process, it gained a competitive advantage in this vast and variable market.
U.S. warehousing demand spiked in 2013 due to cheap money, retailer overconfidence, report says
"State of Logistics Report" says logistics costs as percentage of GDP fell to 8.2 percent last year.

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