Articles | October 2016

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Leading by Example and Empowerment

Profile of Marc Althen, president, Penske Logistics

Reader Profile

Alan Sargent: A Sweet Confection Connection

Profile of Alan Sargent, supply chain and logistics director, Just Born Candy


Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Starting a Logistics Love Affair

Some recent experiences provide hope that smart, dedicated and hardworking young professionals will fill the logistics talent gap.

Glenn Palanacki

Online ExclusiveFine PrintGlenn Palanacki

Top 5 Things Shippers Need to Know about the Canadian eManifest

The Canadian eManifest improves security by receiving cargo and conveyance information before a shipment arrives at the border. Here's what companies involved in U.S.–Canada highway transport should know about the regulation to improve efficiency, boost productivity, and increase compliance rates.

Chris Cotter

Fine PrintChris Cotter

Accidents Happen: Is Your Transportation Partner Prepared?

It is never too late to improve your safety operations. The changes you make today will reduce your liability exposure for an accident that happens tomorrow.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What disruptive innovation will have the greatest impact on the supply chain?

Readers weigh in and pick the disruptive innovation that will rock supply chains.

Robert Clesi

IT MattersRobert Clesi

To Boost Shipment Productivity, Look to the Cloud

Deploying a cloud-based shipment execution system can promote a healthier ecosystem within the company, reduce costs, and pay big dividends via customer satisfaction.

Dominique Lebreton

Online ExclusiveIT MattersDominique Lebreton

Cargo Becomes Intelligent So Do Ports

Having all supply chain players connected to an intelligent cargo system maximizes the use of port infrastructure and keeps everyone informed on the “where is my cargo?” question. Accessing and sharing information on cargo through new technologies will not only smooth flows but it will also secure them.

Isabel DuPont

Online ExclusiveIT MattersIsabel DuPont

Accurate Product Data Drives Supply Chain Systems

Supply chain applications stumble when the product data they’re using is inaccurate. Here's how to make sure data is consistent and comes from well-crafted and executed processes.

Thomas W. Derry

Smart MovesThomas W. Derry

Supply Chain Management Takes Center Stage

As professionals who understand the entire process of manufacturing, shipping, and marketing products, and who recognize that suppliers can be closely aligned with the company’s goals and objectives, chief procurement officers help define a company’s competitive advantage.

Jeff Broadhurst

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesJeff Broadhurst

Panama Canal Expansion to Spur East Coast Shipping Boom

Here's why the Panama Canal expansion is set to spur a realignment in which eastern ports take on a new and larger role in the continental supply chain.

Justin Moon

Online ExclusiveViewpointJustin Moon

Shedding Light on Warehouse Savings

Warehouse owners, operators, and facility managers can reap operational savings by looking up: at warehouse lighting. Switching to LED solutions cuts more than costs.


Ten Tips

Preventing Supply Chain Fraud

Supply chain fraud remains significantly under scrutinized within many companies. Use these tips to help handle supply chain fraud.


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