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  • Werner Enterprises Announces Equity Investment In Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd.

    Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics company, is pleased to announce that its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd., a rapidly growing and successful logistics and asset-based transportation company that maintains its corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and is listed on the Chinese NEEQ stock exchange.

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  • How CIOs Can Drive Growth In The Food & Beverage Industry: Three Supply Chain Innovation Opportunities

    The role of chief information officers (CIOs) at consumer packaged goods companies historically has been to deliver efficient and unfailing systems at the least cost. Information technology has been viewed as a cost of business instead of a driver of strategy and a means for profitability and advancement. However, for Food & Beverage companies that need to support business growth and competitive differentiation, this approach is clearly antiquated.

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Supply Chain Execution 2014: Making Any-Channel Retail Fulfillment Profitble.Supply Chain Execution 2014: Making Any-Channel Retail Fulfillment Profitble.

Omni-channel is evolving and maturing. Retailers are turning from envisioning the future of digitalenabled shopping toward making that vision a reality. However, for all the work that has been done, one particular function of the retail business has been held apart: the supply chain.

Changing the supply chain is time consuming, resource intensive, expensive, and risky. And though most retailers have grappled with how digitallyenabled consumer shopping behaviors are changing, most have responded with a thin layer of omni-channel veneer and a supply chain unchanged — isolated and protected at all costs.

Like a pressure cooker locked down too tight, however, the forces acting on supply chain are only building greater pressure, from shifting consumer behaviors to demands for omni-channel service. And those forces won’t be easing up anytime soon. While the retail supply chain has been designed and refined to serve one channel only — stores — most retailers are looking to other channels, digital channels that only increase retailers’ need to become more seamlessly omni-channel, like mobile.

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