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Yellow’s Demise Underscores the Need for a New Labor Relations Narrative
The bankruptcy of trucking company Yellow has attracted considerable attention since the story broke early this month. But an aspect of the story that is under-reported is how the demise of a 99-year-old trucker and the loss of an estimated 30,000 jobs offers essential lessons about…
How Supply Chain Can Teach Us About the Future of Professional Education
Labor problems are currently one of the most pressing issues in society, especially when it comes to finding talented people for current and future jobs.
What’s Your (Missing) Supply Chain Talent Strategy?
Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
Supply Chain Talent Development is Still a Work in Progress
Results from an APQC survey reveal that there are skills gaps among candidates, but organizations are adopting ways to develop current and future employees.

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Truck Driver Burnout: Ways Carriers Can Fight Stress-Related Turnover
This whitepaper covers the main points of stressors that truck drivers experience and how to mitigate burnout, slowing...
Realizing the Promise of Retail Media Networks
Due to technological innovation, retailing is changing faster than ever - commerce is becoming increasingly digitally enabled, and...

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APICS Operations and Supply Chain Management Career Paths and Patterns
In the Operations and Supply Chain Management Career Paths and Patterns report, APICS The Association for Operations Management provides a collection of more than 6,000 operations and supply chain management professionals’ experiences, career directions, and educational achievements into one document to help you compare your path, consider your next steps, and establish milestones.

NASSTRAC Study Takes a Wide Look at Shipper Insights
A recently released study from the National Shippers Strategic Council (NASSTRAC), entitled “Freight Transportation 2013,” revealed many interesting takeaways on various links of today’s supply chain operations and performance.

Freight Transportation 2013: State of the Industry Report
This report explores shippers’ perspectives of emerging trends in the freight transportation industry. It addresses issues related to business strategy, collaboration practices, carrier selection, rates, capacity, mode selection, outsourcing, advocacy issues, technology, sustainability, and more.

University of Nottingham Uncovers a Revitalised Risk & Threat Management System Through HP
See the story of how HPs Security Analytics helped The University of Nottingham to gain a real understanding of the risks that this global University faces.

What Five Great Economists Can Tell Us about Outsourcing
Want to improve your outsourcing efforts? This article unpacks the lessons of five “Big Thinkers” in the world of economics and shares how their insights can help improve your outsourcing.

A Primer on Sourcing & Procurement in an Integrated Supply Chain
Cost management has taken on increasing importance in all aspects of the business. And in no part of the business is it any more critical than in procurement and sourcing activities. In this article, professor Wendy Tate of the University of Tennessee explains the principles and techniques that enable effective cost management as part of an overall strategic sourcing approach.

Vested Outsourcing & Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing
In her book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek talks about three case studies, with P&G, McDonalds and Microsoft, and their successful supplier relationships. A common theme was the shift away from a traditional customer-supplier relationship to a highly collaborative relationship aimed at developing a win-win solution.

Q&A with Airforwarders Association Executive Director Brandon Fried
Having just presided over the Airforwarder Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, executive director, Brandon Fried shared his insights with Logistics Management's Executive Editor Patrick Burnson.

Logistics Management’s 29th Annual Salary Survey
The Logistics Management 2013 salary survey finds the highest salaries in logistics and supply chain management will be earned by those sticking to time-honored values: education, hard work, and company loyalty.

Concepts of Demand Management
The concept of demand management includes demand sensing, demand shaping, demand translation, and demand orchestration throughout the value network.

MHEDA Releases Video Promoting Career Opportunities in Materials Handling & Logistics
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) recently released a video explaining the impact material handling and logistics has on the supply chain and the many different career opportunities available in this vibrant and growing industry.

Restarting America’s Most Essential Operating System: Unlocking Freight
The transportation system that supports the movement of freight across America is facing a crisis. Our highways, railroads, ports, and waterways require investment well beyond current levels to maintain – much less improve – their performance. Millions of jobs and our nation’s long-term economic health are at risk.

Restarting America’s Most Essential Operating System: Unlocking Gridlock
In this first of a three-part report, Transportation Reboot describes what is changing in America and why those changes demand new transportation capacity. Future segments address the capacity increases required to meet the burgeoning freight demand, and to access the economic might of rural America.

Restarting America’s Most Essential Operating System: Connecting Communities
Rural states are essential to the nation’s success, not only to meet the needs of their own citizens, but also to maintain their part of the national network on which the U.S. economy depends. Highways across rural states also serve as a “bridge” for traffic between population centers for people and freight.

National Gateway The Future of Freight
Infrastructure enhancements such as the National Gateway are critical for rail transportation to help create jobs, promote growth and sustain the environment.

Kettering University & The Supply Chain Management Beer Game
Modern Supply Chain Management is a phenomenon that has developed over the past 20 years. An understanding of supply chains is important to the Kettering community. Anything we engineer or develop will require a supply chain to source, produce, and deliver to a user.

The History of the Airforwarders Association
The era of air cargo transportation began with modern aviation in the early 20th century. Airlines across the country flew freight in the late 1920s, benefiting American businesses when they needed parts or merchandise as quickly as possible. The advent of air freight also allowed businesses to keep less inventory on hand.

Brent McClendon, the new president and CEO of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association
Meet Brent McClendon, the new president and CEO of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA). He takes the helm at a time of transition in the industry.

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Washington University Olin Business School
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Arizona State University
Whether you’re looking to broaden your personal knowledge or develop your company’s workforce, we are your one-stop resource. With access to nearly 300 faculty, internationally-renowned for their expertise in a wide range of current topics, we develop the practical…
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Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
The Chaddick Institute is a dynamic forum for community leaders, transportation and land use professionals, and students. The Institute’s technical and mobile workshops, collaborative events, research series, and study trips make it a visible player on both the local…
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Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, as well as the University’s only part-time bachelor�…
University of St. Gallen
The University of St. Gallen (in German: Universität St. Gallen) is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it is specialized in the fields of business administration, economics, law, and international affairs. The University of St.…
Women in Supply Chain WISC
The Van Horne Institute is recognized within Canada and internationally as a leading institute of public policy, education, and research in transportation, supply chain and logistics, and regulated industries. The Van Horne Institute assists industry, government, and the public in…
Texas A&M University Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management.. The school consistently ranks among the top public business schools.…
University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education
For more than 50 years, University of Tennessee faculty have played a major role in the supply chain arena, conducting innovative research, publishing leading-edge findings, writing industry-standard textbooks, and creating the manual to which companies successful in supply chain management adhere.…
OLED Association
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) offer great promise in displays of all sizes and shapes, and in both commercial and home lighting solutions. OLEDs, or organic electro-luminescent (OEL) devices as some call them, are already in use as mobile device…
Golden Gate University
GGU offers operations and supply chain management concentrations and certificates for professionals who want to work in industries like high-tech manufacturing, engineering and construction, biotech and consumer retail.
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