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The New SAP Supply Chain Control Tower

SAP’s SAPinsider supply chain conference was held a week and a half ago in Las Vegas. At this conference SAP announced a new product that will be a critical part of their supply chain solution stack – a Supply Chain Control Tower.  Several of ARC’s supply chain software supplier clients have discussed with ARC how their solutions can be used to build control towers (Manhattan Associates Control Tower, C.H. Robinson TMC’s, and JDA’s). Clearly, the term “control […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 21-25, 2013)

“Did you come to Denver to plant mango trees?” the taxi driver asked me shortly after we left the airport. He had a thick accent, so I thought I had misunderstood his question. “Excuse me?” I said leaning forward, and so he asked me again, “Did you come to Denver to plant mango trees?” The taxi driver was originally from the Congo, and his younger brother had come to America too, and he did well […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

There’s lots going on today, so let’s go straight to the news. Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% in August from July Turnover Rose at Large Truckload Fleets in the Second Quarter Federal Government Shutdown Starts to Crimp Trade (Wall Street Journal) New Customer-Centric Solution from SAP to Help Retailers Improve Operations, Consumer Experience and Brand Perception HighJump Software, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Group Announces Strategic Partnership with AdvancePro Technologies Globe Tracker and Xmetra Announce Partnership UPS to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 9-13, 2013)

Document less, experience more. That was the key takeaway from a great HBR article by Daniel Gulati published in April 2012. I was reminded of that article when I came across the video below this week, which saddened me and made me realize that I need to work harder on keeping my phone in my pocket. Moving on, here’s the news from the past two weeks that caught my attention: Descartes Reports Fiscal 2014 Second […]

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Guest Commentary: Benefiting From the Big Market Shift in Supply Chain Execution

Over the past few years, there has been a shift in the supply chain execution (SCE) software marketplace. Or to borrow from a popular, but old automotive advertising campaign, “This is not your father’s” SCE software market. During the 90’s, we saw the rise of the regionalized, niche application software companies, also known as “best of breed” software vendors. These niche, specialized software vendors saw a need and invested in developing robust functionality to support […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

I passed on spending $1100 to fix my car A/C, so I’ve been driving around with the windows down this summer. When you have Cuban blood, 99 degrees is nothing to complain about (although I reserve the right to change my mind). In this week’s news, new products and services and a couple of acquisitions top the list. Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2013)

I’m still recovering from my red-eye flight back from Las Vegas earlier this week. Sleep deprivation was a small price to pay to get home in time for my son’s “moon-bounce-in-my-backyard” birthday party. Take a huge plastic structure, fill it with air, and toss a group of 8-year olds in it — a recipe for hours of ear-piercing fun and laughter. Luckily, no tears were shed, and no bones were broken. I’m now wondering if […]

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Ariba: At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks

Last week at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. I made the case that we are currently seeing the rise of supply chain operating networks, the business equivalents of Facebook and LinkedIn, which are enabling communities of trading partners to communicate, collaborate, and execute business processes in more efficient, scalable, and innovative […]

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Guest Commentary: Can You Blueprint a Logistics Services Operation?

The time was the mid-nineties, and as many aspiring leaders do, I decided to earn an MBA. One class in particular, Service Marketing, left an impression on me. Back then, it was a new and revolutionary course, hot off the presses. It tackled the concept that service marketing is different from product marketing for many different reasons, including the variability of how a service is delivered. I think of that course often. I am not […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2013)

With no time to waste this morning, let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention this week. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2013 Earnings E-Commerce Lifts UPS 1Q Earnings Critical Aspects of Transportation Planning, Execution and Modeling Enhanced in JDA’s Latest Software Release SAP Simplifies Mobile Access to Analytics for Enterprise Workers New FedEx Delivery Manager Allows for Customized Delivery Solutions UPS to Acquire Hungarian Healthcare Logistics Company CEMELOG UPS Ramps Up […]

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