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Hankook Tire America Corp. supports the global operation by finding unique solutions to market challenges.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Hankook Tire is known for finding unique ways to increase its market strength, and it has deployed these techniques since its inception in 1941 in Korea. Additionally, the company’s entrepreneurial spirit has been its driving growth, and it is widely recognized as the first tire company to benefit from economies of scale and a global supply system. Today, Hankook Tire has customers in six continents and more than 180 countries, and can respond quickly to customer demand by maximizing productivity and efficiency throughout its global supply chain. 

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AGCO thrives by looking for ways to continuously improve its supply chain.

By Alan Dorich, senior editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Some companies are set in their ways and content to rest on their laurels, but not AGCO. “It has recognized it needs to adapt not only to the current conditions, but adapt and support what we believe the future will hold on the product landscape, corporate strategy, and global operating environment,” Vice President of Global Materials Greg Toornman declares.

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Ripple Foods focuses on product innovation to offer its customers more options while continuously working to improve the flavor profile. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Competition in the plant-based protein segment continues to rise as more consumers actively seek these options in their diets. Plant-based food sales have doubled over the past year and research firm Markets and Markets projects the global plant-based protein market to reach $5 billion by 2020. 

VanderlandeThe growth in ecommerce presents a lot of opportunities for Vanderlande, but it doesn’t want to abandon its focus on quality and delivery.

By Staci Davidson

What connects travel and ecommerce? The supply chain, particularly how luggage and packages of goods are moved from place to place, from facility to truck. Vanderlande works hard behind the scenes to help ensure travelers’ luggage gets where it needs to be and efficiently, while also helping ecommerce providers deliver their goods on time. The company’s work has made it the global market leader for value-added logistics process automation at airports and in the parcel market. 

AkebonoAkebono North America aims to get ahead of supply chain issues whether man made or natural disasters.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Akebono’s automotive customers expect just-in-time delivery of brakes and parts. “There is more and more pressure on the suppliers to own more and more of the system,” Vice President Grant Church says. “In the old days, the customer would pick up at the dock and deliver to his own buildings. We are often asked to take on that responsibility. “

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