International Transportation Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility

More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support them. This report is the third annual study on this subject—a benchmarking initiative seeking to parse out companies that are succeeding at any particular function and examine why they are successful.

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Case Study: Ashurst Australia Focuses on Domestic and International Growth

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In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports. Working closely with IBM, it produced a reporting package that partners and senior managers can access instantly on their mobile devices. Read up on the benefits. Read More

The Distribution Challenge: Are You Asking Enough from Your ERP?

Distributors and manufacturers in today's challenging economy face many pressures, including global competition, growing complexity of supply chains, complex trade regulations, and fluctuating transportation costs. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are meant to help address challenges like these with a whole company system that deals with most or all the aspects of a company's functioning.

Yet many ERP implementations fail to produce the expected benefits. Too often distributors... Read More

Case Study: FM Logistic

The information technology (IT) infrastructure of international logistics provider FM Logistic had grown over time resulting in poor application performance. The company wanted to speed up access to critical enterprise applications and centralize e-mail without negatively impacting employee productivity. FM Logistic installed 71 Riverbed Steelhead appliances in 13 countries, together with its Cascade solution to improve application performance, and application and network visibility. The company... Read More

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