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For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain. »


In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

In Supplier Management, Companies Need to Step Up Their Game

The ability to monitor the behavior and condition of one's suppliers depends on having access to hard numbers. But a surprisingly large percentage of companies lack this critical data. »


How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy

Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming? »


Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

Are Ocean Carriers and Shippers Focused on Service - Or Just Lip Service?

It's been the same drill for years: Ocean carriers and shippers talking service, then fixating on price. Is this disconnect finally about to be disrupted? »


For Trucking Regulation, It's a Foggy Road Ahead

For Trucking Regulation, It's a Foggy Road Ahead

GPS technology can tell a commercial trucker all about routes and traffic conditions. But when it comes to predicting the regulatory landscape, the road ahead is a lot less clear. »


Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply-chain management today is very much a game of numbers. But the risk of getting lost in the math is real. »


Lenovo's Key To Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo's Key to Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo Group Ltd. is the world's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of personal computers. So why is it determined to overhaul the way it sells and markets product? »


How Third-Party Risk Is Threatening the Stability of Global Supply Chains

How Third-Party Risk Is Threatening the Stability of Global Supply Chains

It's hard enough managing supply-chain risk within your own organization. But what about controlling the behavior of critical third parties? »


The Cybersecurity Gap: Businesses Need To Step Up Their Game

The Cybersecurity Gap: Businesses Need to Step up Their Game

Despite our best efforts to guard against them, cyberattacks are getting more malicious, damaging and frequent. »


Advice for Shippers Facing Rising Freight Rates in 2017

Advice for Shippers Facing Rising Freight Rates in 2017

A message to shippers who have been paying rock-bottom rates for truck transport over the last couple of years: next year, that ride is likely to come to an end. »


Walmart Buys E-Commerce Startup Jet.com - But Can It Catch Amazon?

Walmart Buys E-Commerce Startup Jet.com - But Can It Catch Amazon?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. might be running a distant second to Amazon.com Inc. in the e-commerce race, but it's spending billions of dollars to close the gap. »


Walmart Shrinks Delivery Window; Turns Up Pressure on Suppliers

Walmart Shrinks Delivery Window; Turns Up Pressure on Suppliers

The requirements for being a supplier of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. just keep getting tougher. »


The Painful Lessons of the Hanjin Bankruptcy

The Painful Lessons of the Hanjin Bankruptcy

Having weathered numerous downturns in the past, major container lines might have thought they were immune from the laws of supply and demand. Now they know better. »


How Amazon's Prime Day Creates New Challenges for Traditional Retailers

How Amazon's Prime Day Creates New Challenges for Traditional Retailers

First there was Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. And now, Amazon.com's Prime Day. Why do retailers invite peak-demand headaches? »


New E.U. Privacy Law Will Hit Every Company Holding Europeans' Personal Data

New E.U. Privacy Law Will Hit Every Company Holding Europeans' Personal Data

Many Americans appear to believe that the exposure of their personal information on the internet is inevitable. But European regulators are having none of that. »


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