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The breakdown of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s supply chain in the United Kingdom in February 2018 provides a cautionary tale about hidden vulnerabilities in supply chains that all organizations should note.
By Matthias Winkenbach, Ph.D., director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab · May 4, 2018
How data, analytics and connectivity change the way companies manage— and visualize—the most complex part of a global supply chain.
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Buoyed by surging demand, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers are revving up for 2018, warning that tightening capacity means sharply higher rates in a new era of pricing.
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Amber Road’s eBook, Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Enabling Supply Chain Agility, delves into why agility is essential for the modern supply chain and its key benefits, including:
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When supply chain managers examine the global third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace this year, many industry analysts suggest that they take a “granular” view.
By David Widdifield · December 6, 2017
When you look beyond the hype of all the new, innovative services and suppliers in the logistics space and view things through the perspective of the past, we find this delivery service capability has been used efficiently and successfully in the past.
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By Patrick Burnson · October 30, 2017
The annual “3PL Value Creation Chicago Summit” staged by the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates, Inc., provided practitioners with fresh insights on how the industry will be shaping up in 2018.
By Bruce Orcutt · September 28, 2017
Digital transformation in the transportation industry is a competitive weapon to improve your ROI.
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To keep pace with the "Amazon Effect", supply chain managers are forced to adjust strategies so they won't lose loyal customers or even worse their business. In this webinar we’ll look at some of these new strategies, detail the results companies have had through implementing them, and discuss how these strategies can set companies up for the future.
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Few companies are putting transportation management best practices to work in their supply chain operations. However, when executed correctly, a transportation management solution is an effective way to improve cost efficiency and serve evolving customer needs.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2017
The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
By Patrick Burnson · June 16, 2017
The global forecast for 3PLs this year, as composed by the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates is “lukewarm,” says the chairman Richard Armstrong.

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