Rick D. Blasgen VP of Supply Chain-Nabisco
Nicholas J. LaHowchic President-Limited Logistics Services
Gordon Gilstrap Director of Logistics-Hewlett-Packard
Bill Lee, Supply-chain Director Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Greg Stein, Senior Manager of Global Supply-chain Logistics-Cisco
William Gus Pagonis VP of Logistics-Sears, Roebuck
John Lebowitz VP Global Logistics-Nortel Networks
Lori Morgan, Director of Logistics - Kraft Foods North America
Frank Taylor, VP of Material Plannning and Logistics-Ford Motor Co
Logistics exchanges will continue to have a vertical focus for the near term, but some will develop a horizontal, multi-modal approach as more freight migrates to these marketplaces. In the meantime, exchanges of all types are under pressure to add services and value.
When Gessy Lever, Unilever's Brazilian division, decided to combine two previously separate business units and redesign its distribution network, it tapped on Exel Logistics as a partner. The two companies worked through numerous hurdles to develop solutions that will have long-term benefits for...
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, shippers today can see for miles - as long as their supply-chain partners are willing to part with the information.
The trend toward ever-larger containerships is resulting in fewer port calls, as shippers and smaller ports ponder the case for multiple hubs.
Traditionally, only the biggest companies could afford supply-chain solutions. But that has changed as affordable, easy-to-implement systems put midmarket companies on an equal competitive footing with the largest Global 2000 giant.
Costly automation and price cuts weren't working. A new approach centered on increased outsourcing, flexible manufacturing and distribution, and establishing operations in Mexico. Now, Master Lock is saving money and getting new products to market faster.