Automotive

NEW Special Report helps Keep Businesses Moving during the Truck Driver Shortage

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Customer Service, Deliver on-time, Healthcare
March 12, 2015

The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it’s the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the industry is short 30,000 profes...

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Public-Private Partnerships Key to Improving Cross Border Security

Aerospace, Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Supply Chain
December 23, 2014

When it comes to commerce safely crossing borders – and keeping borders safe for trade and traffic – pursuit of partnerships between industry and governments could be the best practice. Creating public-private partnerships (PPPs) can deliver t...

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Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

Aerospace, Automotive, Dedicated Transportation, Industries
November 7, 2014

Revised requirements and driver development help grow the driver pool. With the automotive industry seeing solid growth throughout the United States and increases projected for 2015, the challenge is to find drivers and equipment to deliver cars and...

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Are hold-ups at the Mexico border holding up your order?

Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Cross Border
October 24, 2014

How to minimize wait times and move goods across the border. Cross-border land traffic between the U.S. and Mexico is at an all-time high. Given the boom in automotive manufacturing in Mexico, recent fiscal and energy reforms and extensions for the ...

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Cost Per Unit vs. Straight Line Analysis: Pro’s and Cons

Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing
October 13, 2014

Manufacturers need to stay flexible and adapt to global production variability while making sound decisions on transportation costs.  We’re often asked how to measure transportation savings against varying builds (seasonality, increasing/decreasin...

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Who Owns Your Receiving Dock? You or Your Suppliers & Carriers?

Aerospace, Automotive, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
August 22, 2014

When it comes to the smooth flow of goods into your distribution center, the receiving dock can make or break your operation. Failure to properly manage the intake process turns the receiving dock into a bottleneck that creates delays for internal te...

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Five Tips to Streamline Mexican Import-Export Logistics

Aerospace, Automotive, Cross Border, Retail, Supply Chain
August 14, 2014

January 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of a key political achievement – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Today, two decades after the trade pact was signed into law, some of the promised benefits materialized, while others are sti...

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Five Considerations to Help Transform Your Industrial Supply Chain

Aerospace, Automotive, Industries, Supply Chain
August 5, 2014

When it comes to industrial manufacturing, a robust purchase order system is the beating heart of any hard-working supply chain. More than a contract for materials and services, purchase orders keep stakeholders across the supply chain in sync about ...

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Five Tips For Keeping the Commitment to Sustaining Lean Strong

Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
July 3, 2014

Most companies that implement Lean programs understand the value a Lean culture can bring. As a result, Lean initiatives typically launch with great fanfare and management support. As early successes rack up, enthusiasm runs high and engagement is st...

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Sourcing Successfully in Mexico Means Knowing the Challenges and Benefits

Aerospace, Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Industries, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
May 22, 2014

NAFTA at 20: how to make the most of it two decades later The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) celebrated its 20th anniversary in January of this year. Now, two decades into the agreement, the overall impacts appear to be positive. Whethe...

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