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Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

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Last week we looked at theĀ three features of collaborative relationships between supply chain partners that, in our experience, are essential to the success of these cross-company groups.

To recap, Miami, FL, based Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), a purchasing cooperative owned by franchisees of the Subway food outlet chain, and Berry Plastics, a packaging company headquartered in Evansville, IN, have developed a successful partnering arrangement in the logistics space. Read More…

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kelly Allen, Berry Plastics Corporation & Cecilia Symanski, IPC.

Supply chain partners can be a vital source of ideas for improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of freight transportation networks. But how do logistics managers establish mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships with their counterparts in customer and supplier organizations? Read More…

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