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This Week in Logistics News (April 24-28, 2017)

Talking Logistics

As you read this I’ll be flying back from the JDA FOCUS 2017 conference in Las Vegas.


5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution. He describes the process as a jigsaw puzzle.

It’s Planned – A Supply Chain Planning Poem


To celebrate great poetry reading day today, we decided to take a break from our usual Friday Supply Chain Talk to try some poetry instead. It’s Planned – A Supply Chain Planning Poem was first posted on April 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.


Inbound Industrial Marketing: Why Manufacturers, Distributors, & B2Bs Should Leverage Content Marketing to Keep Customers


You Can’t Assume Today’s Customer Will Be Tomorrow’s Customer . This is a market conceit and blind spot that we hear in various forms. It is the mindset that buyer behavior has not changed and that digital disruption isn’t impacting your inbound industrial marketing the way it is all of the other markets because: No one would trust search to help make these decisions about our products. Buyers would not make a decision until they see the product.


Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

This paper explores the influence of rapidly evolving technologies that have recently come a long way and will continue to transform the supply chain in the years to come.

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STEM Education Provides Good Foundation for Many Careers

Enterra Insights

One of the primary purposes of education is to equip our children with the knowledge and skills they will need … Continued. The post STEM Education Provides Good Foundation for Many Careers appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

A Growing Need for Responsive and Skilled Procurement Leaders- Consider Attending ISM 2017

Supply Chain Matters

The role of procurement leaders, both in large and smaller enterprises, will further evolve in 2017 to include more strategic advisor skills. Yet, studies point to a widening gap among top-performing and all other procurement organizations. In just a matter of weeks, ISM will be conducting its annual 2017 conference which affords a timely opportunity to hone individual and team procurement management skills.


World Safety Day: Reduce Risk and Cost With Your Fleet Safety Strategy

Ryder Exchange

With World Safety Day on April 28, companies that move products by trucks are closely examining their fleet safety strategy. Safety is taking a more prevalent place in the transportation industry than ever before, and for good reason.