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Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving

interest rates economy  ... the Fed raising interest rates ... loss of manufacturing jobs ... addition of service jobs ... China ... changing demographics, etc.—these all play into the supply chain economic model. We decided to have speakers at our annual event that could discuss these issues and put them in context. But last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their August numbers and we thought we should write something for this week's magazine. Job count is up—but what kind of jobs? It turns out that the steady

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Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exchanged to facilitate the booking, execution, and settlement of transportation movements. 

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