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How Mining Supply Chains Work In Uncertain Times

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The metals and mining industry are very intricate. These are the industries that make risk management their priority, and everything in their supply chains is driven by advanced planning and a strategic approach.

The Importance of Vaccine Supply Chain

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Logistics and transportation powers almost every single industry in the modern economy, including the healthcare system. Transporting medication, hospital equipment, medical supplies, and different vaccines play a crucial role in global health care.

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How To Overcome The 3 Key Challenges Of Chemical Supply Chain

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Chemicals production is a multi-million dollar industry with a complex supply chain ecosystem. It is one of the largest industries with a global impact and more than $5 trillion annual sales and supplying nutrition, agriculture, construction, and many other industries.

How To Recruit Talents For Supply Chain Management

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Logistics and supply chain management isn’t a common choice for a career field, but it can be very rewarding. The supply chain industry offers many meaningful jobs, complex challenges, above-average income, and opportunities for career growth.

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The Benefits Of Attending A Supply Chain Conference

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Industry conferences can often be overlooked, especially in the virtual world we are in right now, but they can give a great return on investment. You might think that attending conferences can be expensive, or as an employee, you might think you don’t have much to do at the event.

How to Build a Resilient Supply Chain in Difficult Times

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Learn how to strengthen your organization’s supply chain against any challenges with this free eBook! eBook

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Metals Logistics

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With three decades of thorough industry experience, PLS has established itself as a leading, trusted third-party logistics provider in metals freight management and logistics. We provide service to all aspects of the metals supply chain, from producers to service centers and end users. industries

5 Reasons To Work In Supply Chain Management

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It’s hard to imagine the more turbulent times for fresh graduates and for young employees, not to say to all of us. Many people have changed their views on their current or future careers: some people have lost their jobs, some have realized they want to change the area of activity, and some started to […]. Career Blog career blog career development supply chain management career

3 Best Practices For Effective Vendor Management

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Properly organized inbound shipments are vital to successfully operating supply chains. The retailers, distributors and customers heavily rely on the performance of inbound deliveries.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How Coronavirus Has Disrupted The Meat Supply Chain In The U.S.

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Meat supply chains in the U.S. have been severely affected by the coronavirus. In particular, the most hard-hit industry within the food supply chain was meat processing. Since numerous workers have tested positive for COVID-19 on multiple meat plants across the country, the entire supply chain was disrupted. What is going on with the meat […]. Blog coronavirus food shipping meat supply chain supply chain management

Building a Resilient Supply Chain

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Regardless of the circumstances, a company’s ability to survive disruptive processes and events is one of the key differentiators of a successful business strategy. The thing is, most companies start to realize its importance only when the storm already happens.

How E-Commerce Has Changed Due To the Coronavirus

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The recent months were extremely transforming for many industries. For some, the effects were damaging. But some industries have flourished during the pandemic, like the e-commerce industry. Many small businesses that were inclined to locally selling their goods, or were focused on a physical store, experienced tough times. However, ones with wider customer coverage and […]. Blog coronavirus ecommerce retail retail logistics retail supply chain

What Is the State of the Oil and Gas Industry After Coronavirus?

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The oil industry was one of the most severely hurt industries during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 20, oil prices went negative for the first time in the history of the oil market, peaking at -$37.60 per barrel. For comparison, at the start of the year, an oil barrel costs $60. Such a bizarre drop […]. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

How Flatbed Shippers Can Benefit From a 3PL

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Flatbed shipments are essential for industrial businesses. Large and overweight freight requires advanced management due to its complex nature. With increased safety requirements, the need for better visibility into the supply chain and proper shipment analysis are all essential for successful flatbed shipping. To eliminate all the challenges and optimize flatbed shipping processes, companies can […]. Blog 3PL 3pl logistics flatbed flatbed shipping flatbed shipping dimensions

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5 Key Supply Chain Management Trends for 2020

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Changing market demands and technological advancements are driving many transformative processes to the supply chains. There is a lot of noise and buzzwords when it comes to trends and technologies that will influence the way supply chains operate. Not all of them can make a huge impact, but there are a couple of supply chain […]. Blog supply chain supply chain management

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2020 Logistics Outlook: 3 Trends That Will Make an Impact

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The start of the new decade marks many significant shifts in the logistics and transportation industry. The past few years in the logistics and transportation industry brought the most contradictory and fast-growing trends to the spotlight.

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Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

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Clear visibility of all processes is important for any business – you cannot run your business efficiently with your eyes closed. Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain. Of course, supply chain visibility has been important before, but even more so now. What changed? Supply Chain Shipping Costs Supply Chain Visibility communication connectivity

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

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Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand. More than four billion metric tons of oil and produced every day worldwide, with oilfield companies still generating the […]. Blog midstream oil and gas oil oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain oil prices

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Why Should You Consider a Career in Logistics?

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The logistics industry is a large and prospering sector of a global economy. However, it isn’t normally an attractive industry to many new graduates, despite its potential. Many young people assume logistics is a monotonous job, and that can’t be further from the truth. The logistics and transportation industry offers a vast variety of positions, […]. Career Blog Career career blog career in logistics logistics career supply chain management

How Technology Can Help Midstream Transportation Companies?

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Technology and innovation are changing our world and the way we live. These shifts are affecting every single industry, and the energy industry is one of the most influenced branches of the global economy. Upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors all require digital transformation for efficient operations and cost reduction. For midstream transportation, digitization plays an […].

How Does Coronavirus Impact Global Supply Chains?

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The highly contagious virus, also known as Covid-19, that originated in Wuhan, China, has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. With hundreds of thousands of people infected globally, coronavirus revealed itself as a huge threat not just for the health industry, that appeared to be unprepared to the pandemic, but […]. Blog coronavirus supply chain supply chain management supply chain security

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Key Trends That Will Affect The Transportation Industry in 2020

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Look at the forces driving change in the transportation industry and learn what to expect from the market in the future. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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Coronavirus: The Impact on Logistics and Supply Chains

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The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic affecting people, cities, businesses, and supply chains all over the world. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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Midstream Oil and Gas: What Is It & How Does It Work?

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There are three essential stages in the oil and gas production industry: upstream, midstream and downstream. To understand the role of midstream oil and gas, let’s take a look at every stage. Upstream is referred to all of the processes and actions connected to finding, exploring, drilling and producing crude oil and natural gas. Obviously, […]. Blog midstream midstream oil and gas midstream supply chain oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

How Oil And Gas Companies Can Save On Logistics

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Just like every other industry, oil and gas supply chains are changing. However, these changes do not necessarily mean that energy supply chains are getting simpler. Despite all of the new technologies and advanced practices entering the sector, oil and gas companies still struggle with optimizing logistics and saving on transportation costs. The complex nature […]. Blog energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Oil and Gas Safety: 3 Practices for Safe Transportation

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The oil and gas industry essentially involves exploring, utilizing and transporting hazardous materials. Therefore, oil and gas safety compliance and risk management are crucial in such a complex sector. Unfortunately, disruptions and breakdowns in oil and gas supply chain lead to devastating consequences, that apart from an environmental disaster often causes numerous injuries and death […]. Blog oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

4 Best Transportation Methods for Oil and Gas Shipping

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It is hard to imagine our lives without fuel. Every day, we rely on the oil and gas industry to supply us with energy to keep multiple processes running. In order to provide us with necessary materials like oil and gas, companies must ensure they transport it in a convenient and reliable way. Choosing the […]. Blog 3pl logistics energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas supply chain

The 3 Most Popular Uses of TMS Technology

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Supply chains are increasingly complex, and companies who leverage technology find competitive rates, enhanced operations, greater flexibility, and cost reductions. Logistics providers continue to work in order to provide added value to their client’s supply chain processes. Successful 3PL relationships include committed and ongoing value through technology -- access to historical and real-time reports can be used to make data-driven decisions that enable lasting results.

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Omnichannel Takes on Food Industry, Gains Consumer Support

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There is a shift in how consumers are approaching grocery shopping, using more channels than ever before. Grocery is an $800 billion market – online grocery sales are expected to grow, becoming a $24 billion industry in 2017. Retailers are grappling to not only understand consumers varied shopping patterns, but also capture shares of their increasingly fragmented shopping trips,” says Susan Viaman of IRI.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.