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Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

Urban LogisticsMany big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add costs to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? Read More…

- Associate Research Professor and Transport Research Group Manager, Zaragoza Logistics Center
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Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

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Last week we looked at the three features of collaborative relationships between supply chain partners that, in our experience, are essential to the success of these cross-company groups.

To recap, Miami, FL, based Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), a purchasing cooperative owned by franchisees of the Subway food outlet chain, and Berry Plastics, a packaging company headquartered in Evansville, IN, have developed a successful partnering arrangement in the logistics space. Read More…

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kelly Allen, Berry Plastics Corporation & Cecilia Symanski, IPC.

Supply chain partners can be a vital source of ideas for improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of freight transportation networks. But how do logistics managers establish mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships with their counterparts in customer and supplier organizations? Read More…

Guest Post: The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

Guest Post: The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

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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…

- Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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