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Architecting the Liquid Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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A common supply chain misconception equates “liquids” with “process industries.” A huge opportunity for discrete and service industries lies in recognizing the quantity of liquids that flow through these industries and exploiting the operational, financial and strategic benefits that liquid-oriented logistics offers. Since supply chain networks for liquid products are fundamentally different from those for […]

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Cardinal Logistics Delivers the ‘Final Mile’ of the Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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For some of the nation’s leading retailers and manufacturers looking to find the right third-party logistics and transportation partner to help move their products into the hands of consumers, one consistent name continues to rise to the top – Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation (Cardinal). Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Cardinal is one of the fastest-growing third-party […]

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Interview: Tom Hostetler, CEO, Cardinal Logistics

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: Cardinal Logistics is a relatively small company with some very big clients – KraftMaid Cabinetry, The Home Depot, Best Buy, Office Depot, IKEA and Georgia-Pacific to name a few. How are you working with your clients in terms of warehouse, inventory and transportation management? Are you using RFID, bar coding? Tom Hostetler (TH): We’re […]

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The New Priorities for Transportation Management Success

September 12, 2005

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The dramatic rise in freight rates, truck capacity shortages and hours of service pressures means that adversarial, pricebased carrier relationships are no longer effective. Companies that stick with their traditional approaches to transportation management are in for a rude awakening. They will find their freight costs rising and will find it increasingly difficult to meet […]

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The Leading Transportation Management Network

September 12, 2005

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Nistevo is the leading Collaborative Logistics Network for transportation management, a hosted software service that enables manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics service providers to view, plan, execute, settle and analyze their inbound and outbound transportation. Organizations of all industries and sizes participate in the network to collaborate with their supply chain partners and execute more […]

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What Is Location Intelligence?

September 12, 2005

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Summary As the battle to derive more value from information technology advances, new innovation and opportunity has risen in what is now called location intelligence. Organizations that seek to focus on improving margins and competitive positions in their retail sites or operations are finding they must look beyond the advantage they’re realizing from information technology […]

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The Supply Chain Opportunity For Chemical Companies

September 12, 2005

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Low profitability is a worn-out story for key players in the U.S. chemical industry. In recent years, chemical companies removed plant bottlenecks, added the latest process control technologies and found ways to squeeze out manufacturing costs. Chemical companies’ supply chain costs are second only to manufacturing and conversion costs – the areas historically given the […]

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Interview: Oracle senior vice president Sonny Singh foresees an open-link, high-visibility supply chain network revolution.

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: What are the obstacles to achieving the level of visibility and integration in the supply chain that companies are working to achieve? Sonny Singh (SS): The three that are the most common are standards, technology and culture. Visibility brings a lot of benefits, but it requires standards. Rosetta Net, for example, works to promote […]

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Quick-Change Supply Chains

September 12, 2005

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We may never see a television series about supply chains. However, nearly everyone is familiar with Survivor, where the best players develop fast-changing strategies to outdo competitors and persevere through shifting conditions. “Outwit, outplay, outlast” is the show’s motto. So perhaps Survivor can be viewed as a good model – a template, in fact – […]

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