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Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

supply activity and task names  stage in a company's supply chain efforts. In addition to being complex, transportation is a big business that has produced a sprawling global transportation landscape. When companies navigate today's transportation system, they have a smaller margin for error than ever before. To meet customer demands, companies must deliver goods to their destinations in an economical and timely manner. To survive, companies need a transportation organization that has fast, streamlined business processes, works

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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