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Amazon has significantly changed consumer expectations - from shopping to shipping. They have done it through investments totaling billions of dollars. As result, traditional retailers and e-commerce companies struggle to compete. But with the right insight, they can.

Readers of the Chasing Amazon: Building a Dynamic Warehouse Network white paper will learn:

  1. How Amazon has changed the games and what companies need to match their fulfillment coverage.
  2. Where on-demand warehousing changes the equations that drive warehouse network planning and create new flexibility.
  3. Why dynamic warehouse networking provides significant cost advantages, allowing companies to match Amazon's scale.

Download the complimentary Chasing Amazon: Building a Dynamic Warehouse Network white paper today!

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Global organizations are facing a host of new perils that increase the likelihood of risk and disruption at every turn. Supply chain success or failure depends on your ability to proactively manage risk and mitigate disruptions.

Amber Road’s eBook, Supply Chain Disruptions and Risk Still Looming: How to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain, explains how you can more effectively manage risks. Key topics include:

  • Top supply chain risks
  • An analysis of organizations' current risk management practices
  • Strategies for proactively mitigating supply chain risks

Download this eBook to learn how you can improve your company's level of resiliency to better respond to supply chain disruptions!

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Worry, frustration and confusion about the impending SOLAS container weight rule is mounting among shippers and those that help them move their containers globally. The stakes are high: Container lines will reject any boxes unaccompanied by verified gross mass declarations.

 Fortunately, JOC.com is helping shippers and transport providers get ready for the July 1 rule with a new white paper. The white paper — “Implications of the New IMO Weight Verification Rule” — will get you up to speed on the issue with easy-to-understand explanations on the challenges facing shippers, marine terminals, container lines, forwarders and NVOs, and maritime administrations.

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 NOTE: This is an exclusive subscriber only benefit. You must be a paid subscriber to download the whitepaper. 

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With all the consolidations currently taking place among carriers, there’s tremendous potential for disruptions in service everywhere. Learn the facts of why ocean carriers are consolidating and what it means for shippers like you by downloading -  SeaIntelligence Liner Shipping Consolidation White Paper.

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New alternatives are arising to meet this growing demand. For shipping to the US, some of the most time-saving and cost-effective solutions are in Canada’s Northwest. For the

US, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers a fully-equipped logistics platform that can open new supply chain options for multi-cargo and multi-destination shipping.

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In a world of ever changing dynamics and issues, business leaders need to develop their thinking and challenge conventional models to ensure their business prospers by responding in the right way, and at the right time, to both the challenges of today’s world and the emerging issues of the future.

Our World, Our Future is our global programme which represents a collective responsibility across the whole of DP World to build a sustainable business, as well as reflecting a collective benefit for everyone that DP World works with and in the communities where we are located

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According to Aberdeen Group, 55% of all companies have or will implement cloud-based global trade management (GTM) solutions within the next 12 months. This is a 37% increase since 2011. As companies move out from behind the firewall and convert manual processes to cloud-based solutions, they will embed balanced metrics at the executive level and foster organizational intelligence.

This Aberdeen Group report examines the challenges companies face as they transition to a GTM solution, and describes how to:

  • Embed supply chain metrics for risk and global trade into top management goals/compensation
  • Convert manual processes to cloud-based solutions for trade and visibility
  • Provide daily cross-function cost/metric reporting to management and involve executives in trade compliance initiatives
  • Implement 6 key process steps for operational intelligence

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Today's economy requires that logistics providers "do more with less," yet continue to differentiate their service offerings to win business in a competitive industry. Implementing an automated international transportation management solution can help logistics providers improve sales effectiveness and win more business at higher margins.

Download Amber Road’s eBook to learn how our Transportation Management solution can help you:

  • Improve margins by quoting services based on accurate bottom-line shipment costs
  • Increase revenue by handling more customer accounts and processing more rate quotation requests
  • Enhance competitiveness with faster response times and improved quote accuracy

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Free trade agreements (FTAs) pose an incredible opportunity for global companies to reduce the landed cost of sourced products, and improve profit margins by an average of 3-7%. However, successfully managing the FTA qualification process, documentation, and supplier communications can be tricky.

This white paper presents best practices for taking advantage of FTA opportunities, including:

 

  • Establishing a supplier management program 
  • Implementing multi-sourcing data visibility 
  • Managing supplier communications with an automated solicitation process 
  • Automating the qualification process 
  • Expanding your trade agreement portfolio

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Many companies today still employ various point solutions from niche AP and P2P software providers to execute the financial supply chain. In doing so, companies over-complicate the very process they seek to simplify. Point solutions reside in a silo, preventing the flow of data across departments such as sourcing, logistics, treasury and finance. They become a barrier. PayStream Advisors suggests companies can gain the same benefits seen with niche providers, but through a single, consolidated platform that houses multiple solutions. By using a broader platform approach with their supply chain transformation, companies gain more than just a single point facilitating multiple solutions—this platform houses, connects and shares data across all areas of the business process, including the physical and financial supply chain.

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Three Must-Have Capabilities to Achieve Global Supply Chain Visibility

The importance of international supply chains is apparent, as 48% of companies now do business in more than 50 countries, and 32% do business in more than 100 countries. But growing complexities, such as distance, culture, and time-zones, make it difficult to manage international supply chains and can jeopardize competition in the marketplace. 

Global supply chain visibility can help combat these complexities and ensure the success of a company’s international supply chain. This eBook identifies three key capabilities for attaining global supply chain visibility:

  • Quick access to global supply chain information
  • Proactive supply chain alerts
  • Efficient collaboration with global trading partners 

 

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58% of companies agree that their inability to take advantage of preferential duty programs is costing them a material amount today and unless corrected, will only increase. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) programs offer an opportunity for substantial import/export duty and fee savings, in addition to increased supply chain efficiencies and trade compliance improvements.

Download this eBook today to learn how you can get started with FTZs. Key topics include:

  • An overview of FTZs
  • The duty and merchandise processing fee savings offered by FTZs
  • How FTZs can improve supply chain performance
  • The challenges associated with incorporating a FTZ and how automation can help

 

 

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Don’t let the next seasonal peak limit your logistics strategy. 75% of logistics professionals report that their inventory significantly exceeds capacity at some point during the year. These peaks present a host of financial and logistical challenges but solutions do exist. FLEXE conducted a broad survey of logistics professionals to help our industry better understand the inventory fluctuations we hear about every day. Download the complimentary white paper “Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends” to discover these key drivers of supply and demand fluctuations, the most common solutions, and how dynamic capacity modeling in conjunction with on-demand warehousing change the warehouse network planning equation.

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When the temperature dropped, snow fell and traffic stopped, a major automaker relied on support from its ocean carrier partner to keep its supply chain and assembly line running.

Any carrier can deliver port-to-port services but then you carry the burden of final delivery.  It’s time to start contingency planning for the upcoming winter.  Find out what communication resources helped ensure end-to-end delivery during one of the worst winters in recent years.

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Inportant! : The Terminal Information Portal System, or TIPS, will make your working day easier.

The first system of its kind in the United States, TIPS was developed by Sustainable Terminals Services Inc. (STS), a nonprofit company created by a consortium of port terminal operators. The tool compiles information from all six container terminals and makes this data available to qualified users in real-time over the Internet. Container availability, booking status, vessel schedule and empty container return location information — all this and more — are available on a single online platform. TIPS was developed in response to a Port Performance Task Force recommendation to create a port community system.  Interested?  Click on the link above to read more.

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Air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain with speed to market and the best combination of service and price. This white paper explores.

  • How air cargo can provide quick response to market demands
  • The value of technology in air cargo services
  • The benefits of air cargo in emerging markets
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One of the greatest supply chain challenges that companies face is to reliably and profitably meet global demand. Outsourced manufacturing, lengthy global supply chains, a large number of suppliers, and volatile demand all create an environment where supply chain decision-makers worry that they can't deliver on promises they've made.

But companies with a strong assurance of supply program have confidence in their ability to fulfill demand. They're able to make dynamic, data-driven changes in the execution stage to counter disruption and volatility. These decisions are made possible by cloud-based supply chain technology.

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Getting stock levels right has always challenged retailers.  But now, a revolution in customers’ shopping habits has rendered all traditional inventory management tactics inadequate. Today’s retailers need to look upstream in the supply chain network to solve inventory problems.  Yet this upstream focus remains dark, uncertain territory for many.  Retailers must become more aware of all their operations.  That means having detailed information about their entire supply chain network.   By having the visibility and communication tools to make quick changes, a supply chain can parry any sudden demand shifts with ease. 

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Navigating the World of Tougher Product Safety and Compliance Requirements

Global organizations are operating their supply chains in an environment of increasing complexity and ever-changing regulatory constraints. The product safety and compliance risks involved are especially persistent and costly, and achieving supply chain excellence in these areas is a journey with many obstacles to overcome.

This white paper identifies best practices for properly navigating the product safety and compliance requirements for your supply stream. Key topics include:

  • How global sourcing shifts influence product safety and compliance
  • The growing regulatory pressures from nearly every level of government
  • Approaches to help manage the increasing regulatory requirements and streamline product safety and compliance initiatives

 

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A paradigm shift is occurring within the commodities shipping industry. More and more, foreign entities want to skip the traditional way of purchasing their products where there has been a merchant in between the seller (grower) and the buyer (foreign company). 

Similarly, sellers are showing a preference toward direct sales to increase their margins. These two-party transactions help alleviate costs and allow buyers to gain more control over both the quality of the product they receive and the timeliness of the shipments. 

With a long history as a commodities merchant, Dunavant is uniquely positioned to help these foreign buyers and sellers understand the nuances of shipping commodities from farm to final destination.