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Moving Freight Across America

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  January 2020 Download PDF Version Here. The holiday drive to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren at their home near Indianapolis, IN takes us along one of the busiest motor freight corridors across America.  Route 7...

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Making the Numbers

By William T. Walker, CFPIM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, CIRM  February 2020 Download PDF Version Here. My general manager at Hewlett-Packard taught me a great deal about "making the numbers." Back in the day when smoking was allowed on the factory floor Jon would start his morning by bumming cig...

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3 Ways a CPIM Certification Catapults Your Career Trajectory

  As the world changes and technology rapidly evolves, people require access to goods and services at an unprecedented level. As a result, global supply chains become more complex and the demand for agile, knowledgeable supply chain professionals grows. But with this demand comes opportunity &...

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How the CPIM Helps Improve Day-to-Day Operations

  Today’s supply chains are more complex than ever before. This complexity arises from several factors, some that have existed throughout time and some that are unique to this era. From extreme weather to a global health crisis – today’s market is perpetually subject to volat...

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The Goldilocks Dilemma

  Inventory management is a little like the classic Goldilocks fable. Too much inventory burns cash, clutters warehouses, and complicates operations. But too little inventory is equally harmful, freezing a business in its tracks, killing sales, and damaging reputations. For supply chain profe...

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