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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Source: Amazon patent filing. If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002.

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