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MNX Global selects Descartes’ solution to comply with US ACAS program

LBR Staff Writer Published 30 June 2018 MNX Global Logistics has selected Canada-based Descartes Systems Group’s cloud-based solution to comply with the new US screening...

Training or Automation? The Secret to Increasing Productivity

Traditionally, economists predict increases in productivity when new technology or business innovations are introduced. Productivity wasn’t tied to the overall economy, whether it was in a recession or a recovery. Now, some experts suggest that a strong economy is prompting companies to innovate. “Maybe it isn’t a coincidence, in other words, that the last period of strong productivity growth also coincided with the last time the unemployment rate fell below 4 percent,” Casselman writes.

Five Techniques to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Risk has always been part of the supply chain. It’s a reality inside and outside the four walls of any organization. It’s no surprise then that as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs proliferate, they have naturally begun to address anticipated and unanticipated events occurring both upstream and downstream in the supply chain.

Agilent opens new logistics hub in China

Published 29 June 2018 Agilent Technologies has opened a new logistics hub in Shanghai, designed to enable faster delivery of parts, supplies, and consumables to...

Introducing The Procurement Funnel

The Procurement Funnel TM  graphically represents how various factors influence the actual cost savings your organization can realize on its “bottom line.”

Introducing the Supplier Scorecard Price Comparison Formula

The Dominick Formula is built on this principle: the penalty to a supplier's pricing score should be proportionate to the degree that its price varies from the Lowest Qualified Bid (LQB).

A Vehicle-Centric Active Telematics Solution for Fleets

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Eddie Stobart buys UK pallet distribution services provider TPN

LBR Staff Writer Published 29 June 2018 Supply chain, transport and logistics firm Eddie Stobart has acquired pallet distribution services provider, The Pallet Network (TPN),...