Supply Chain Education Remains Critical for Compliance with New FDA Sanitary Food Transportation Rule
Complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act has been a top priority for manufacturers and their 3PLs. Yet, more than one year later, one in five outside truckers arrive at our facility, often unknowingly, in violation of FSMA standards. Here’s how we can all get on the same page.
How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Inclement Weather
Weather can impact even the most agile supply chains. Here’s how to arm your business against the unpredictable.
3 Signs of a Siloed Supply Chain—and How to Fix Them
Supply chains must be faster and more agile than ever. Siloed systems can slow down the process, causing frustrated customers to take their business elsewhere, resulting in lost revenue, resources, and time. Here are three signs of siloed supply chains and what to do about them.
Deploying Mobile Devices Across the Supply Chain
Businesses face many challenges when it comes to mobile technology in their supply chain, from application selection to ongoing support. Here’s how to get with the mobile program.
Supply Chain Commentary: Prepare for Mobile Commerce
Mobile commerce is expected to become a $250-billion market by 2020, with an increasing number of sales being done via smartphone apps, says the 2017 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper. Here are key takeaways for retailers.
Supply Chain Shout Out: In Appreciation of Truck Drivers
The supply chain that is supported by professional drivers often includes three or more cogs to eventually get the product safely, and on time, to the end user. When an interruption occurs within the supply chain, the professional drivers are the individuals who step up and make sacrifices to get the gears back in line.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Celebrates Our Unsung Heroes of the Road
This week presents a good opportunity to recognize the 3.5 million trucking professionals across the country whose work is some of the most personally demanding and economically significant in the United States.
Digital Change: Realizing the Potential
Digital Transformation (DT) is coming of age. Eighty percent of respondents to a recent IFS Digital Change Survey see themselves as “enabled”, “enhanced” or “optimized” to leverage DT.
U.S. Manufacturers Respond to Regulatory Plans
Manufacturers and wholesale distributors are optimistic about the perceived impact of the Trump administration’s plans for trade deregulation on their businesses, according to new research commissioned by business software provider Exact.
From small businesses to national giants, retailers fashion e-commerce strategies to attract and delight consumers in an ever-more competitive market. This issue explores the equalizing effect of e-commerce and reveals how shippers and retailers overcome associated logistics, transportation, and fulfillment challenges. Also: Florida: Logistics & Distribution–The Future is Here.
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