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Freight Forwarding Group Expands Asian Logistics Activities - The Handy Shipping Guide

Freight Forwarding Group Expands Asian Logistics Activities - The Handy Shipping Guide | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Guide to freight transportation and logistics. Freight shipping and cargo logistics via all modes of transport including forwarding, cargo, freight, trucking, air freight, cargo shipping, express freight, freight forwarders, intermodal, container companies, third party logistics providers, maritime, moving, storage, railroads, trucking, customs house brokers, steamship companies, transportation brokers, freight clearinghouses, leasing and capital equipment financing, shipment tracking, shipment tracing, shipment pricing
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DB Schenker expanding in the Vietnam growth area, still a growth area with opportunities for all.

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Improving efficiency along the entire length of the financial supply chain

Improving efficiency along the entire length of the financial supply chain | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Increased global competition means that companies are facing a different set of financial supply chain challenges today than they did at the height of the financial crisis...
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Although not a thrilling read, there is some valuable information in here looking at the Supply Chain from the financial perspective,

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4 Smart Ways to Manage Risk in Your Supply Chain - Integracore

4 Smart Ways to Manage Risk in Your Supply Chain - Integracore | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Operations risk management is becoming a top priority for logistics and supply chain managers – and there’s good reason why. In an environment where risk is not only prevalent but frequent, the stakes are high. Disruptions in the supply chain can reduce revenue, increase costs or threaten production and distribution. And, as the supply chain …
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Once again the Ccenture report shows the requirement for increased visibility on supply chain risks.

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Perverse Incentives in Outsourcing Agreements

Perverse Incentives in Outsourcing Agreements | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
In Vested Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and co-authors Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt outline the ten ailments of traditional outsource relationships. Number three on the list is the Activity Trap, whic...
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Risks associated with Transaction based outsourcing, what controls are in place to ensure that non-added value actions are removed or controlled?

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Supply chain & logistics vacancies climb 45% amid competition for top talent

Supply chain & logistics vacancies climb 45% amid competition for top talent | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
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Good news for all in the Logistics and Supply Chain world, as of today you are worth more than yesterday.

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Knockoff luxury goods being sold on China's e-commerce sites|WantChinaTimes.com

Knockoff luxury goods being sold on China's e-commerce sites|WantChinaTimes.com | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
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Is this any major surprise to the world in general? Ask any global brand and they will confirm this has been the case for uwards of twenty years.....comments

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IT Suppliers for Logistics and Supply Chain - Inbound Logistics

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Useful summary of WMS/TMS and integrators for Logistics and Supply Chain

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Amazon pledges $2bn India investment

Amazon pledges $2bn India investment | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.
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Anything you can do I can do bigger (or with more money) after Flipkart announce a succesful $1bn funding Amazon says we will invest $2bn

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G75: Inbound Logistics' 75 Green Supply Chain Partners - Inbound Logistics

G75: Inbound Logistics' 75 Green Supply Chain Partners - Inbound Logistics | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
These supply chain, logistics, and transportation companies lead the way in supporting sustainability.
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Top 75 is certainly extensive and a great source of information fro the Green Lobby

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5 Behaviors of Bad Bosses | Bnetworking.info

5 Behaviors of Bad Bosses | Bnetworking.info | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Top 5

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Bad Bosses are everywhere and we’ve all had them. They come in all shapes and sizes, but the top 5 here are that I’ve consistently seen and I'm sure you have too....

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The Case for Future-Proofing Supply Chains With Sustainable Procurement

The Case for Future-Proofing Supply Chains With Sustainable Procurement | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it

"Sustainable sourcing is turning out as the most important function of supply chain management. And the reason why sustainable sourcing may very well become the single most important aspe…

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Risk and reward for the Sustainable Supply Chain Management concept

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Professional leaders say UK could be sleepwalking into another supply chain crisis - The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

YouGov research on supply chains
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Very downbeat report from CIPS Group CEO - still very limited visibility past Tier two suppliers....how do we fix this?

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Shopify Pop Up Stores: Training E-Commerce Sellers

Shopify Pop Up Stores: Training E-Commerce Sellers | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Retail companies temporarily opening up in a vacant retail space is now an $8 billion industry. Shopify pop up stores train ecommerce sellers for offline.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Switch between Online and offline and this wil help those looking at something in between - Pop up solutions with Shopify and now linked to Pinterest

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Malware hidden in Chinese inventory scanners targeted logistics, shipping firms

Malware hidden in Chinese inventory scanners targeted logistics, shipping firms | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Researchers from TrapX discovered a sophisticated multistage cyberespionage attack that started in the supply chain
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ALERT: Malware in scanners, although this is from early July, it may be of interest to your IT teams

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Is Twitter moving into e-commerce? Android app feature hints yes

Is Twitter moving into e-commerce? Android app feature hints yes | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Twitter appears to be readying itself for e-commerce as rumors surface online. The move should help boost the company's revenue and aid its efforts to branch into new sectors.
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What could be the impact of Twitter moving into the world of ecommerce!

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Top Supply Chain Challenges | APICS Supply Chain Council

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SCOR and more in this top 5 from the SUpply Chain council.

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E-commerce on the rise in Singapore

E-commerce on the rise in Singapore | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Singapore predicted to pull in SG$4.4 billion in revenue by 2015, says this study.
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South East Asia's leader for Ecommerce transactions at 50% of the population, plus in excess of 30% growth year on year

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Supply Chain Talent: A Broken Link

Supply Chain Talent: A Broken Link | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
These are the grim facts. Only 9% of companies feel that they manage supply chain talent better than their peers. The issues are growing. Job turnover is 15% and new positions remain open for 4 mon...
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More worries over resources and this time its People - interesting view from Lora Cecere about Supply Chain talent.

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What is Hadoop and What Does it Mean for Supply Chain Management?

What is Hadoop and What Does it Mean for Supply Chain Management? | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
I've been hearing the term "Hadoop" everywhere.  I asked my colleague David White, ARC's analytics expert, what it was and whether it was something that supply chain executives needed to know about. David explained that Hadoop was probably being most widely used in marketing. because  it is best suited to unstructured [...]
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Back to Big Data, a free solution to help you manage your Supply Chain, is this whats keeping Oracle and IBM awake at nights?

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An Automated Future Part I: Delivery Drones | Logistical Insights

An Automated Future Part I: Delivery Drones | Logistical Insights | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The use of drones could revolutionize the transportation industry, but just how close are we to seeing drones used for commercial purposes?
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Difficult to believe that the Amazon PR team have had this "well thought out and realistic" view of the drone story published in the public domain!!!!

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India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global Ecommerce

India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global Ecommerce | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart has raised $1 billion in fresh capital from new as well as existing investors with a goal to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future”.
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There is obviously still money in the Indian sub-continent as Amazons competitor in India raises $1billion!!
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The U.S. Postal Service Thinks 3D Printing Can Make It Thrive

The U.S. Postal Service Thinks 3D Printing Can Make It Thrive | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Judging by its executive summary of a new report, “If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service,” the USPS can’t wait for 3D printing.
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Once again the spectre of 3D printing - however the US Postal service see the upside of evryone needing extra deliveries of plastics and powder.

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EBN - Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management

EBN - Getting the Kids Hooked on Supply Chain Management | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A growing talent shortage in supply chain and logistics jobs means the industry needs to get kids interested in the area much earlier than currently happens.
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Start 'em young and you will have labour for life - US game programme

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Survey asks: Need for green or need for speed? - Modern Materials Handling

Survey asks: Need for green or need for speed? -  Modern Materials Handling | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
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Are our customers smarter and more environmentally savvy than we give them credit for.....read on, the survey says YES

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Is Facebook Moving to be a Social Retailer?

Is Facebook Moving to be a Social Retailer? | Logistics and Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Another good question from Gartner

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Is this the beginning of a new stream of a) revenue for Facebook b) Retail opportunities for social media savvy Retailers

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