Articles | February 2013

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Sander Eth

Reader Profile

Sander Eth: Putting Green Principles Into Action

As senior vice president, supply chain, at sustainable home goods company Bambeco, Sander Eth sows the supply chain with environmental principles.

Commentary

Chad Eichelberger

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Trends and Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

The transportation and logistics sector is in the midst of some of its biggest changes since deregulation, and 2013 will play a pivotal role in discerning which companies will rise to the top, writes Chad Eichelberger of Access America Transport.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Learning on the Job

Educational resources – including online learning and accelerated MBA programs – abound for people working in or pursuing supply chain jobs, writes Editor Felecia Stratton.

Chuck Fuerst

Online ExclusiveIT MattersChuck Fuerst

Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Productivity and Profit

With the right investments in technology, 3PLs can make their business more attractive to current and potential clients by offering additional value-added services, superior inventory control, and overall cost reduction, writes Chuck Fuerst of HighJump Software.

Tom Kozenski

IT MattersTom Kozenski

You’re Faced With a Recall. Can You Find That Product?

Automated traceability technology allows companies to locate products anywhere in the supply chain, minimizing the impact of product recalls, writes Tom Kozenski of JDA Software.

Paul Dittman

Smart MovesPaul Dittman

Five Core Competencies Every Supply Chain Manager Should Master

Supply chain jobs require that professionals master five core competencies, including global business leadership and integrated value chain design, writes Paul Dittman of University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Plan Ahead to Avoid Overproduction

Producing or purchasing too much inventory leads to waste and carrying costs. Companies can apply the Lean principle of Takt time to ensure the right level of product is on hand to meet customer needs.

How-To

Ten Tips

Crafting Logistics Provider Contracts That Cover All the Bases

When negotiating logistics service provider contracts, shippers should ensure they are clear on payment terms and special conditions.

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