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2017 state of logistics

It is that time of year again. The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. Kearney, is out. In the years since the Great Recession, the report has shown growth throughout logistics and a recovery through measurement of logistics spending as a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

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logistics-manager

While a logistics manager has responsibilities that can vary from one company to another, we can agree that it’s not an easy task. Logistics managers have the crucial role of ensuring things go smoothly no matter what. To establish a good career in logistics, we rounded up ten skills that you must work on and keep in mind at all times.
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Logistics and Supply Chain

While President Trump has continuously emphasized free and fair trade, the logistics and supply chain industry is looking to the new administration with hope for fewer regulations and better opportunities in the market. For domestic companies, the new administration is seeking to renew international interest, making the U.S.

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supply chain and logistics professionals

Elizabeth Hines is the creative/editorial director at Fronetics, a boutique digital and content marketing firm focused on supply chain and logistics.
These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds.
I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions.

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logistics effectiveness

 

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Robert Everett. Robert Everett has over fifteen years of experience in data analytics, statistics, cybernetics and, among the others, supply chain domain. He is also a researcher and a freelance writer at EduBirdie, providing his expertise in logistics and business analysis knowledge areas.

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cloud-based logistics

The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective. Small and middle-sized companies are pushed by the aggressive competition to be more flexible and adaptive. Big enterprises might not be that open to innovations but are hypersensitive to cost and resource savings.

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Customer-Focused Logistics

Across the global economy, consumers are wanting more. In fact, it is not just a desire for more; it a demand. Consumer actions are shaping how shippers and carriers interact, ranging from contract negotiation to exploring new technologies. With the rise of Amazon, consumers have also been able to access an endless product array at historic, record-low shipping costs.

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logistics content marketing

Content marketing is a form of inbound marketing in which vendors publish digital content to attract customers who are searching for products and services like theirs. If done right, it is highly effective in growing brand awareness, generating and converting leads, and driving sales and repeat business. Think content marketing isn’t for supply chain and logistics businesses? Guess again.