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Trending Transportation Updates: November 2020

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There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of November 2020!

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Preparing Supply Chain Networks for Vaccine Transportation

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The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed supply chain networks and the way businesses operate. Now, almost every company that has a supply chain is leaning into a more flexible and agile business model.

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Supply Chain Strategy: 3 Options For Better Management

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A strategy is a crucial part of any business, and it is even more important when thinking about a complex system like a supply chain. The term ‘strategy’ is often confused with what it’s not, or is considered to be a vaguely-meaning fancy word.

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.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

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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How Covid-19 Has Changed Retail

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It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed nearly every industry. From supply chains to store shelves, the way businesses manage their infrastructure, and customers, has fundamentally changed. Retail has been particularly challenged by the virus as the way consumers shop, search, and spend has transformed, and organizations have fought to catch up in these uncertain […]. Blog grocery retail retail retail shipping retail supply chain

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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.

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.

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. Today, medical supply chains and their proper, smooth operation define the success rate of delivered treatment. One crucial branch of health supply […]. Blog coronavirus medical supply chain supply chain

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

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

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

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

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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The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

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 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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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

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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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

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. For the businesses, the most important concern is the ultimate cost of inbound shipping, which is almost in every case higher than it’s supposed to be. Normally due to the lack […].

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

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

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.

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. In the majority of cases, risk management strategy sits far down the list of business […]. Blog resilience in supply chain management supply chain 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 […].

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 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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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.

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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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

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

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!