Manugistics Group, Inc., a global provider of synchronized supply chain and revenue management solutions, will host a series of Transportation Management Forums throughout the month of June to help companies meet the challenges of today's market pressures ranging from market globalization to partner collaboration and supply chain visibility.
Co-sponsored by Aberdeen Group, Inc. - a provider of fact-based research and advice for company's with global supply chains - the events will be held in three cities: Chicago on June 8, New York City on June 22 and San Francisco on June 29.
Key topics to be discussed during the events include: changing transportation management practices to meet today's market pressures; building better carrier relationships through non-traditional collaboration and procurement strategies; improving data quality and process visibility; and centralizing transportation functions to improve shipment efficiency. The Aberdeen Group also plans to highlight findings and best practices from the firm's report "New Strategies for Transportation Management: How Transportation Management Practices Are Changing to Meet Today's Market Pressures."
"A company's transportation department is a critical component in today's synchronized supply chain," Manugistics Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Solutions Management Lori Mitchell-Keller said while announcing the three forums. "Companies, such as those in the retail and consumer goods industries, that implement comprehensive, Web-based Transportation Management and Logistics solutions, can better ensure that a product is on the shelf and not stuck in transit.
"When the transportation department is able to monitor and disseminate critical logistics information, it can help a company have better visibility into their supply chain and be more proactive when there are unexpected surges in demand or disruptions in the supply chain,” said Mitchell-Keller.
Manugistics' clients include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Caesars Entertainment, Canadian Tire, Cingular, Circuit City, Coca-Cola Bottling, Delta Air Lines, DHL, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, Great North Eastern Railway (GNER), Harley-Davidson, Harrah's Entertainment, H.J. Heinz, John Deere, LL Bean, Limited Brands, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Nissan, RadioShack, Sears and Unilever, among others.
To learn more and register for a forum, visit: http://www.manu.com/forum.
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