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The old strategy of yelling louder at a carrier to get
better rates no longer works, says DCV blogger Shannon
Vaillancourt. By now, most companies have come up with
new logistics strategies, he says, but in many cases, they
have yet to put them in place—usually due to fear they’ll
fail. On our “Logistics Problem Solving” blog, he outlines
three steps that take some of the risk out of implementing new strategies. Read “Are You Strategic About Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?” at http://blogs.dcvelocity.com/
b Hotter, scarcer, more transparent. Those are the three
macro-trends that are shaping today’s supply chains.
Companies are already having to respond to the effects
of climate change, resource scarcity, and increasing
expectations that they will be open about their business practices. For more, watch our Q&A with Andrew
Winston, “Building supply chain sustainability for competitive advantage,” at www.dcvelocity.com/dcvtv/news/.
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