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Better safe than sorry
It's said technology breeds crime. So in an industry like ours that's based on advanced technology, it pays to take extra security precautions.
It's no longer simply about how well you manage change; it's also about the velocity with which you do it.
Making sense of outsourcing
With something as complicated as logistics outsourcing, it can pay to bring the provider into the initial planning process. And yes, that may mean picking your LSP before you even get to the RFP stage.
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"Bullishly skeptical" on Cuba: interview with Rob Kemp
There's great opportunity in supporting U.S. brands that will soon have access to 12 million stuff-starved people. But as Rob Kemp and his colleagues discovered during their Cuba trade mission in March, only the very patient need apply.
Dematic conference opens Sept. 11 in Park City, Utah
Annual event will look at effects of robotics and omnichannel commerce on material flows.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
APICS adds certification program for transportation and distribution
New "CLTD" designation complements education group's existing exams in inventory management and supply chain operations.
The Rainmakers
For our 2016 Rainmakers, success isn't just about fame and fortune. It's also about making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession.
Amazon's 3PL encroachment to force traditional providers to overemphasize IT, consultant says
Gonzalez says 3PLs will need to "flip their models" and become technology companies in the logistics business.
Brexit to boost U.S. exports to Asia, depress activity to Britain and Europe, economist says
Ratajczak says Fed to remain on hold until dollar's appreciation slows.

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