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

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Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

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If the shutdown extends longer term, more supply chain professionals may be affected. Many supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington every week when they review and use the weekly diesel price average. Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S. Often, cross-border freight requires approval from partner agencies — the U.S.


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Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?


Cold chain is under more scrutiny than it probably ever has been, as a complex 2020 transitions into a 2021 of continued, heightened demand. Cold chain goes hot in 2020. It is worth stepping back and taking a moment to take stock of what has happened in the last year within cold chains.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

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It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery. Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes. Infor M3 Integrates to GT Nexus Supply Chain Network. Setback for Uber as European court advised to treat it as transport firm (Reuters). Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters).

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

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages (GeekWire). Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).