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As the world flattens, global sourcing invariably becomes more dynamic. Sophisticated technologies and an emerging crop of offshore suitors are forcing today's intrepid explorers to balance reason with instinct.
2008 Global Logistics GuideInbound Logistics' fourth annual Global Logistics Guide helps you evaluate potential sourcing locations by identifying global hotspots excelling in transport infrastructure, IT competency, and people power. Download the PDF(3.0 MB).
The Avenue of the SaintsAlong the 536 miles of highway known as "The Avenue of the Saints," companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in logistics facilities, and reaping the benefits of fast, economical access to major Midwest cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, St. Paul/Minneapolis, St. Louis, and beyond.Download the PDF(931K).
Snapshot: FurnitureTrading Spaces: Will the shift to global sourcing - combined with an economic downturn, housing slump, high fuel costs, and lack of visibility - unseat the furniture industry?
IT Matters: Location-Based Services Put Efficiency on the MapDeploying location-based service tools such as geographic positioning systems and street-level routing can help
companies find their way. Dr. Moshe BenBassat, founder, chairman, and CEO of workforce optimization software provider ClickSoftware, outlines the benefits.
SC PerspectivesA founding father reminds us that U.S. logistics depends on a strong industrial and agricultural base, balanced with a vital commerce system.
Made in China: Perspectives on the Global Manufacturing GiantA trio of industry experts share their thoughts on three big questions: What makes logistics in China so challenging? Who's really to blame for China's high-profile product quality failures? What's the secret to success in outsourcing to China?
Viewpoint: Can We Create a Viable National Transportation Policy?A cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors is necessary to develop a viable national transportation policy and infrastructure. Thomas L. Finkbiner, chairman of the board for the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, explains why.
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