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How to Leverage Cloud Technologies in the Supply Chain

Manufacturers face many problems when it comes to collecting data and centralizing the supply chain. Changes in manufacturing such as suppliers becoming globally dispersed and outsourced have become more common. Within the decentralization of manufacturing, there ar… Read More

The Current Status of Rail Carload that Could Affect the Supply Chain

Every year, the freight transportation cycles fluctuate and outlooks on how successful shippers will be change. Luckily, FTR, transportation intelligence experts have created a forecasting model to provide a more accurate outlook on where trucking, rail, and intermod… Read More

Warning Signs that Your Supplier Is A Problem


Whether it’s for performance management or for risk, it’s important to know who your suppliers are and have a close business relationship with them.

It’s a given you should already have a strong relationship with your key suppliers, but how often does your suppRead More

Supply Chain Professionals Are Missing This Key Component

Believe it or not, most supply chain professionals think that insurance is not their responsibility to take. It’s very hard to predict when transportation risk will occur with extreme weather, theft, hijacked trailers, global crises, or cargo lost at sea. In fact, the an… Read More

Modern Manufacturing: How Millennials Have Shifted the Manufacturing Workforce

When Millennials were asked to give their thoughts on manufacturing, their responses were all the same. The image of manufacturing, as seen by Millennials was a factory pumping gases into the atmosphere and machinery shooting dust everywhere. Overall, manufacturing has … Read More

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