Articles | December 2016

Feature Stories

Case Studies

LeaderSHIP

Winning, With Integrity

Profile of Kirsten Hall, CEO of Logistics Planning Services in Woodbury, Minn.

Reader Profile

Joanne Wright: Turning Data Into Insight

Profile of Joanne Wright, Vice President of Supply Chain, IBM

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Times They Are A-changin’

High taxes and complex regulations create new choices for manufacturers: Nearshore? Offshore? Sue and settle? No matter what they decide, their supply chains will be impacted.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What logistics concerns keep you up at night?

Readers reveal the issues that could disrupt the supply chain…as well as their sleep.

John Lash

IT MattersJohn Lash

How Precise Forecasting Tames Item Proliferation

More accurate forecasts enable better planning, lower inventory and manufacturing costs, and improved service levels.

Thomas W. Derry

Smart MovesThomas W. Derry

Pursuing a Certificate? Learn Before You Act

Are you thinking about pursuing a certificate or certification in the supply management profession to enhance your knowledge and improve your career possibilities? Here’s a checklist to get you started.

Nick McLean

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesNick McLean

How to Beat Amazon at the Retail and Supply Chain Game in 2017

With heavy competition from Amazon in both retail and supply chain logistics, retailers that don’t begin making changes and investments in omni-channel in 2017 will see serious repercussions by 2020. For starters, they must invest in distributed order management and enterprise wide inventory visibility.

Bill Ravenscroft

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesBill Ravenscroft

Getting Distribution Centers in Peak Season Shape

Distribution centers (DCs) play a key role in the overall success of each peak season, as supply chain professionals must meet the surge in consumer demand and fulfill orders efficiently. Here are 10 ways to help you identify and fill seasonal needs of distribution centers.

Heather Vacca

Online ExclusiveViewpointHeather Vacca

Four Technologies Set to Change the Future of Logistics

Get ready for a supply chain paradigm shift. These technologies will cause shippers to rethink cost-cutting measures and rewrite logistics strategies.

Chris Jones

Online ExclusiveViewpointChris Jones

Getting the Goods on Logistics this Holiday Season

In time for the holiday season and other peak periods, retailers are stepping up their game in delivery, fulfillment, and warehousing technology to improve the effectiveness of existing resources.

How-To

Ten Tips

Protecting the Food Supply Chain

Food producers, distributors, and retailers need to ensure safe handling procedures are in place to protect the food they handle.

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