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Innovative Supply Chain Strategies Presented in New Online Series

Overland park, KS, October 25, 2012MIQ Logistics announces the launch of Rethinking the Supply Chain, a series of podcasts which offer insights into innovative approaches to supply chain management.

“We are pleased to work with The Journal of Commerce and UBM Global Trade on this three-part series,” says Joey Carnes, chairman and chief executive officer – MIQ Logistics. “At MIQ Logistics, we pride ourselves on building customer relationships that lead to intelligent solutions and continuous improvement. Through this series, our executives share their expertise and experiences in developing and implementing supply chain strategies that reduce expenses, gain efficiencies and increase the ease of management.”

Content for the three-part series is:

Episode 1 – Benefits of Origin Consolidation: John Howlett, director of international supply chains – MIQ Logistics, discusses the benefits of leveraging origin consolidation to enhance vendor management. Howlett redefines origin consolidation as a strategy that goes beyond retail, and is applicable to any industry, in any part in the world.

Episode 2 – Performing a Network Evaluation: Steve Woody, director of solution design and project management office – MIQ Logistics, reviews five prime opportunities and reasons for performing an overall network review. The discussion also identifies time and resource requirements, measureable benefits, and the pros/cons of outsourcing.

Episode 3 – The How and Why of Pop-up Supply Chains: Mike Caruso, senior director of contract logistics – MIQ Logistics, explains the advantages of pop-up supply chain solutions, and describes the resources, execution and best practices in implementing a pop-up solution. Caruso also offers guidelines for determining when it is the right approach.

MP3 downloads of the podcasts are available on The Journal of Commerce website

About The Journal of Commerce

Since 1827, The Journal of Commerce has been the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives to help them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities in the United States and internationally. JOC members get full access to all content and data on, access to the information needed to fully understand all the issues facing trucking, rail and maritime transportation. In addition, members get the weekly magazine, special reports, free webinars, the JOC mobile app, the JOC Daily Newswire and discounts to all JOC conferences and events.

About UBM Global Trade

UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company’s portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).

About MIQ Logistics

MIQ Logistics is a global logistics company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. MIQ Logistics enables companies to improve their transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible logistics solutions supported by Web-native technology and global logistics management capabilities.


For more information:

Christa Lander
MIQ Logistics
Phone: 913-696-7371