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    How to Work in Challenging Markets in Asia

    Jun 14, 2018 1:39:56 PM / by Jessica Zhu posted in Control tower, supply chain solutions, Asia

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    Asia is a dynamic emerging logisticsHong Kong cityscape market. Having local resources and understanding local markets is critical to deliver supply chain optimization.

     

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    Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

    Jun 11, 2018 9:51:56 PM / by Danielle Pecoraro posted in supply chain solutions, LLP, supply chain management, 4PL

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    What differentiates a 4PL relationship with a 3PL? Vice President of Business Development for GEODIS’ Supply Chain Optimization line of business, Matt Lewis and Founder/Host of Talking Logistics, Adrian Gonzalez, discuss what companies should be looking for when pursuing a 4PL relationship. Organizations that are managing a complex global supply chain are often in search of partners with more leverage on logistics spend as well as looking to reduce complex procurement processes. Watch video for more on the topic!

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    Oil & Gas Closing the Gap with Standardization and Visibility

    Jun 8, 2018 11:08:38 AM / by Adrienne Watts posted in Center of Excellence, Control tower, optimize, visibility, supply chain solutions, oil and gas

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    Facing low prices of crude oil, companies need to reshape supply chains to get sustainable cost reductions and reach profitability in the mid and long term. End to end visibility in upstream, midstream or downstream portions of the business reduces substantially the inefficiencies, driving competitive advantages bringing you closer to achieving your strategic goals.

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    Last Mile Solutions; More than just Delivery

    May 25, 2018 1:03:44 PM / by Alex Rhodeen posted in last mile, final mile, B2C, same day, delivery, customer loyalty, technology

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    Last mile delivery is the end of a complex supply chain and the best opportunity for brands to make an impression on their customers. There is a face-to-face interaction that can make or break a customer's perception of a brand.

    The challenge for any last mile provider is handling an output from a process they have no control over. Creating a great customer experience in last mile delivery doesn't start with picking up the order, it starts with the internal process a brand chooses to manage its last mile solution.

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    Secure your Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling your Phone

    May 11, 2018 11:28:45 AM / by Gary Spencer posted in reverse logistics, recycle, remanufacturing, redeployment, cell phone, resell, remarketing

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    The importance of securing your personal data before selling or recycling your phone.

    You just purchased a new phone but your current one is still working.

    You want to resell, donate or recycle. When making your decision, there is one crucial question you have to answer: How do you protect your personal data contained in the phone from being accessible?

    Phones hold an amazing amount of personal data including contacts, photos, mails, applications and credentials, social media details, payment details and other similar information that could result in identify theft.  

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    Air Freight 2018: Good News or Bad News? Depends what side you’re on.

    May 10, 2018 3:43:20 PM / by Adrienne Watts posted in supply chain, air freight, 2018 supply chain trends, freight capacity, airlines, transport logistics, supply chain solutions, air cargo

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    The good news for airlines

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand grew by 9.0% freight ton kilometers (FTKs). Almost triple the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016. 

    But wait

    Freight capacity rose by 3.0% available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) in 2017. This was the slowest annual capacity growth seen since 2012. Demand growth outpaced capacity growth by a factor of three.

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    The Next Level of Last Mile Delivery

    Apr 25, 2018 3:36:15 PM / by Alex Rhodeen posted in last mile, final mile, B2C, retail trends, same day, delivery, customer loyalty

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    Customer expectations are growing in all aspects of the shopping experience and logistic companies are challenged to develop better solutions. Recently, at the Ecommerce Operations Summit in Columbus, Ohio Pulse Commerce presented data demonstrating the Amazon effect. There are many ways logistics, in particular last mile has changed due to Amazon. Before Amazon, customers only considered the online buying experience when choosing an online retailer.https://cdn2https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/4009297/shutterstock_216667807.jpg.hubspot.net/hubfs/4009297/shutterstock_216667807.jpgshutterstock_216667807

    One effect of Amazon emerging as the leading online retailer is that customers now consider the after-purchase experience as crucial as the buying experience. Key components of the after-purchase experience are delivery and customer service. Agile, fast and free delivery services, real time information, returns and issue resolution are now essential to shopping along with the traditional price and online interactions. A positive experience in all aspects builds loyalty.
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    How to Accelerate the Flow in Aerospace and Defense

    Apr 2, 2018 5:40:51 PM / by Marion Arav Durand posted in aerospace, defense, logistics, optimize, supply chain, visibility, space optimization, extended visibility, lead time reduction

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    Aerospace and Defense companies face many challenges in today’s market. The struggle to increase manufacturing capacities while decreasing carbon footprint, resources, and assets is a real challenge. In order to increase manufacturing and assembly line capabilities and speed, the market needs to adapt and accelerate the overall supply chain flow.

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    Supply Chain Visibility and the Importance of Top-level Management Involvement

    Mar 31, 2018 3:11:48 AM / by Danielle Pecoraro posted in optimize, supply chain, visibility

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    Extended visibility in Supply Chain is a growing ambition for respondents of the 2017 Worldwide Survey that GEODIS conducted (from 6th on the list of primary objectives in 2015 to 3rd in 2017). To achieve this end-to-end visibility, respondents’ main focus remains on the inbound process.

     Survey-post-11-29_Decisive advantage of SC Visibility(2)

     

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    Visibility - A Term we Hear Often

    Mar 31, 2018 12:07:49 AM / by Adrienne Watts posted in logistics, Center of Excellence, Control tower, optimize, supply chain

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    Visibility, a term we hear far too often when talking about the supply chain but a word that signifies huge importance on this same topic. But how do companies gain that visibility?

    There are hundreds of solutions out there, how do you pick the right one and implement it as quickly as possible to start benefiting from end to end visibility? By choosing a company who provides a customer centric experience through their Centers of Excellence.CoE_GDL_1

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