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SWOT analysis (also sometimes referred to as a SWOT Matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. These elements of a SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person.

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advanced manufacturing technology automation

As we covered in our series on the manufacturing trends affecting American Manufacturing, 3D printing, an advanced manufacturing technology, is a huge trend many believe will transform the way manufacturing is done all together. Currently, the US ranks as the largest market, accounting for nearly 60% of the overall market. The global 3-D printing market is estimated to reach $2.

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transportation and logistics management

About a week and a half ago we wrote a blog about the History of and Academic definitions of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. While researching our next blog post about the academic thoughts on what is transportation and logistics management, I came across a fantastic video series on YouTube covering 12 Supply Chain Management, from The W. P.

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transportation management system ROI

These days, logistics managers need to achieve higher productivity levels and deliver better customer service at a lower cost, faster than their competition. Some wonder if they can achieve their goals with the resources available to them. Many organizations turn to a transportation management system software, or TMS, for the answer.

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inbound shipping

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

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social media for industrial companies

Since we are active on the major social media platforms, and especially Twitter, after following Industrial Distribution on Twitter, we saw a tweet mentioning a new social media platform, IndustryHuddle. We could instantly see due to the partnership with Industrial Distribution and after filling out our profile, IndustryHuddle screamed social media for industrial companies.