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Feb. 28 2017
We are grateful to Morgan Stanley for allowing us to share these survey results with our readers. It's a great way for shippers to see where they fall compared to others in our industry. Enjoy!... View More
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Feb. 16 2017
In this Q&A session, supply chain experts Glenn Gooding and Cory Tower answer some of the most pressing questions for businesses experiencing high growth. Cory Tower managed Drugstore.com’s grow
politics
Feb. 9 2017
One of the most paralyzing, detrimental things for a supply chain is politics. I’m not talking about Democrats or Republicans but, rather, executives and teams that feed on power and are jealo... View More
technology
Feb. 3 2017
The way consumers buy today will change dramatically in the future. There has been a lot of focus in the e-tailing arena on how to market your product, do effective fulfillment, and compete with Amazo
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Feb. 1 2017
Companies committed to reducing transportation spend should get their year started off right by assessing their company's transportation in order to identify changes that make an appreciable differen... View More
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Jan. 31 2017
In part one of this series, we discussed the importance of continually reducing expenses and improving operational processes in order to help your business succeed. In part two, we'll continue t... View More
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Jan. 17 2017
Thanks to mobility and almost constant connectivity, we can now shop anywhere at any time. While this certainly benefits all consumers, the impact on rural customers is hard to ignore. Located f... View More
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Jan. 6 2017
Ask most company executives about their plans to boost their bottom line, and they’ll tell you about all the things they’re doing to increase top line revenue. But by focusing only on... View More
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Nov. 16 2016
In the movie Heartbreak Ridge, Clint Eastwood as Gunny Highway says, “You're Marines now. You adapt. You overcome. You improvise.” With more than 40 plus years of seasoned and practical supply... View More
future ball
Sept. 30 2016
How will the continued growth of e-commerce impact our industry? How will local providers cope with the Amazon Effect? How do providers know when a new opportunity is right for them? Th... View More
risk management
Sept. 26 2016
In 1970, crew members of the endangered Apollo 13 became overnight heroes when they safely reached home despite not reaching the moon. Today their failed mission is regarded as one of NASA’s f... View More
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Sept. 21 2016
As the e-commerce world continues to erode market share from the brick and mortar retailers, I believe there will be a saturation point. I recently had a personal experience of how these two wor... View More
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Sept. 20 2016
What is Distribution Network Planning? This is a strategic plan that incorporates how many facilities you want to have, what your inventory and logistics strategies are, as well as makes certain... View More
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Sept. 19 2016
The trend of shifting inbound from the procurement department to transportation managers in order to blend inbound and outbound into your contract can inherently create savings. But we cann... View More
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Sept. 14 2016
Technology has revolutionized how we shop. Fifty years ago, discounters and department stores ruled retailing. Wal-Mart, big box retailers, and specialty stores reinvented retailing. Where there... View More
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Sept. 13 2016
Speed, flexibility, and reliability are the differentiators in today’s small parcel environment, and technology is changing the competitive landscape. The explosion of e-commerce, combined wit... View More
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Aug. 24 2016
Have you ever ordered something online in the afternoon and checked to see if there was a tracking number by evening? You likely have… and are likely checking it again in the morning to see if
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Aug. 22 2016
We often hear of retailers struggling with “competing in the Amazon era,” the current e-commerce market that includes the web-based giant. Amazon is, without question, a formidable competitor... View More
looking out
Aug. 10 2016
Thirty-seven years! Many years, flights, hotels, meetings, countries, contacts, colleagues, and, more importantly, many, many friends. I saw so much regarding technology, instant information, in... View More
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Aug. 4 2016
In response to Amazon’s initial Prime Day sale last year, a growing number of competitors have started offering summer promotions of their own. From FreeShipping.com and Macy’s to Best Buy

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