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Archives for January 2015

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

TMS Ports

Last week we explored ways to prepare for supply chain disruptions that are predictable using the rich functionality of modern transportation management system (TMS) technology. In this week’s post, we explore what is, in many ways, a tougher challenge: planning for unexpected disruptions. Read More…

Lessons from West Coast Ports Delays: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Predictable Events

Lessons from West Coast Ports Delays: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Predictable Events

TMS Ports

Last week we looked at supply chain disruptions, such as the 2014 peak season delays caused by the U.S. West Coast port slowdowns, and how transportation management system (TMS) technology plays a vital role in helping shippers manage such events. This week, we explore the contingency planning options that TMS technology can support. Read More…

Why a TMS Should be in Your Risk Management Toolbox

Why a TMS Should be in Your Risk Management Toolbox

TMS Ports

The 2014 peak season supply chain disruptions caused by the U.S. West Coast ports negotiations and associated delays were unique in some ways, yet many logistics professionals experienced a sense of déjà vu as the events unfolded. Read More…

Guest Post: The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

Guest Post: The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

Connections

Many of the large companies that dominate world markets owe their strength and continuing growth to their underlying structure: a formidable network. Such networks have special economic characteristics that provide competitive advantages. Read More…

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