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Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management

Global Vendor Management

Editor’s Note: On December 10 2013, Bryan Foe contributed a blog post for Transportfolio®. We’re sharing his original post here because global vendor management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management.

Have you traveled on a train in a European city? Chances are you heard some version of the phrase: Mind the Gap. The phrase cautions passengers to watch the gap between a train door and station platform. I think the same warning holds true for anyone who ships freight around the world. While cargo moves freely across continents, technology might lag behind, creating a gap. This is when communication breakdowns happen—currency and language translations fail—and we’re reminded to watch our step. Freight sails away from one port, disappears for days or weeks, and surfaces at a new port. Information gaps mask potential delivery failures. And no company likes botched deliveries. Is there any solution? Read More…

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