Both global and domestic supply chain networks will need to become more resilient and reliable in order to better manage more volatile demand as well as pressures on margins, according to recent analysis by two consulting firms.
For building products manufacturer Owens Corning Corp., whose annual transportation fuel bill hits about $100m, $1.1m in savings over the last year or so may seem like a drop in the bucket. Unless, that is, the bucket is filled with found money.
DHL Supply Chain is investing $11.3m in a new end-of-route shared user hub at Heathrow. Scheduled to open in early 2014, the facility will offer airlines a turnkey solution for end-of-route return catering requirements on long haul flights.
PeopleNet and TMW Systems are offering new integration features for their truck-fleet dispatch and management applications. PeopleNet is a provider of onboard computing and mobile-communications systems.