Category: Transportation and Logistics

More Data Related to the Ongoing 2018 Holiday Customer Fulfillment Surge

Since our last Supply Chain Matters blog update penned on the morning of Cyber Monday, more trending information has been reported regarding the first significant week of the 2018 holiday surge period.

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The Brinkmanship of Brexit Presents Added Industry Supply and Demand Network Decision Needs

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on the latest state of affairs relative Brexit, the planned exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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Amazon’s Nashville Site Selection is Significant for the Supply Chain Management Community

Amazon’s ultimate selection of two separate U.S. cities for its second (HQ2) corporate headquarters may have overshadowed a third significant announcement for the supply chain management logistics and technology communities.

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Looking Back at 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

This Supply Chain Matters commentary features Part Three of a series of commentaries that look back and review 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that were published by our research arm at the beginning of this year.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams- Ready and Able for the 2018 Holiday Customer Fulfillment Surge

This weekend marks the official kickoff of the 2018 holiday customer fulfillment surge period which will once again test months of planning and investment in various people, process and technology deployment areas to manage expected high shipment volumes.

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Five Shipping Lines and CargoSmart Team-Up for Blockchain Enabled Shipping Process Improvements

Members of the Ocean Alliance, Tang Ming Lines, and CargoSmart are teaming-up to form a consortium to develop, implement and pilot blockchain technology enabled processes to address specific stakeholder network needs. This initiative and the Maersk-IBM initiative bear watching over the coming months.

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How Hybrid Integration Enables a More Intelligent and Connected B2B Supply Network

Many businesses and their respective supply chains are increasingly feeling the pressure to accelerate movement toward digital-based transformation and more digital-enabled processes. The reality can present itself with added barriers and challenges. A new concept to consider is often described as Hybrid Integration, namely integrating B2B Business Network information via common API’s with existing Cloud and legacy backbone processes and systems.

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The U.S. Mid-Term Elections: The Next Determinant of Global Trade and Tariff Risks

This Supply Chain Matters blog commentary is penned three days before the mid-term elections in the United States, an election that likely has voters contemplating many issues including a vote on the impacts of tariffs on individual businesses and industries.

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