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the internet of things

With everything connected, will humans be even needed in logistics and supply chain? Will connected supply chain technology applications simply speak to each other and update all the data? Will we usher in an era of no process and all strategy? We surely hope that strategy for transportation management is the focus.

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effective transportation management

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies, in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice.

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supplier collaboration

As a sourcing or procurement manager, you may think there’s nothing new about supplier collaboration. Your chief procurement officer (CPO) most likely disagrees.Forward-thinking CPOs acknowledge the benefit of supplier partnerships. They not only value collaboration, but require a revolution in how their buying organization conducts its business and operations.

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supply chain technology applications

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. With the aid of modern supply chain technology applications, you can create better visibility within your supply chain, which will enable you to have more control over your business and stay ahead of the competition.

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freight broker

Editor’s Note: As a shipper how do you know you are working with a reputable third party logistics company? Did you know by definition, a 3PL is considered a freight broker and must go through the process each year to invest in their own business so they can support those? Or are you a Logistics Manager curious about what it costs to become a freight broker either because you want to know that who

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manufacturing business

Editor’s Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We’ve learned a few things along the way ourselves about promoting Thomasholmes. We knew that it was going to aid us to match our marketing with the way we service and sell to our potential and current customers: through education.

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maker movement

Today is National Manufacturing Day! To further celebrate this day, which we also are doing with our sweepstakes we are running with Josh Miller, documentary  filmmaker of “Made in USA: The 30 Day Journey,” we are highlighting an infographic from Intel on the powerful combination of STEM and the maker movement to power manufacturing forward.