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
blueprint
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
chess piece
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
Aug. 1 2016
Hickory, NC (August 1, 2016) – Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the branding of its expanding transactional division as BirdDog Logistic... View More
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July 27 2016
The recently released 2016 Walker Sands Future of Retail Study highlights four retail industry trends driven by the continuing expansion of e-commerce. As consumers increasingly go online to purchase... View More
July 25 2016
Frankenthal, July 25th 2016 – Cloud computing is being used in logistics more and more. This is the result of a comparative study which was conducted by the Frankenthal-based IT company AXIT i... View More
June 22 2016
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement pa... View More
May 21 2016
Portsmouth, NH — May 17, 2016 - Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions, today announced Loftware Spectrum 2.8, the latest release of the only 100% browser based sol... View More
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April 25 2016
With all the hullabaloo about the Supply Chain profession, I think that we need to make a solid distinction between art and craft. Art is a result of a person’s innate, creative talents whereas
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April 4 2016
Effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) applies well-developed and efficient strategies that integrate every variable in a supply chain — manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers —... View More
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March 16 2016
As the demand for online shopping continues to accelerate, so do customer expectations. Customers want to receive their order on the day they expect it, making delivery a critical element of the... View More
warehouse logistics
Feb. 5 2016
Amazon is dominating the headlines by constantly challenging the logistics status quo. What started out as “the leading online retailer of books in 1994” has evolved over the last decade to
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Jan. 29 2016
The final week of December 2015 marked the lowest On-Highway Diesel weekly price since June 2009; after falling for a seventh straight week, the price of diesel landed at $2.235. This is a 34 pe... View More

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