Articles | March 2017

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Case Studies

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What part of working in supply chain do you find the most rewarding?

Readers share the best part about working in the supply chain.

I.T. Toolkit

Carrier Network Plants Seeds of Delivery Efficiency

Produce distributor SunTerra Chicago uses technology to boost on-time deliveries and cut costs.

LeaderSHIP

Clear Direction, Abundant Communication

Profile of Manny Calandrino, president and chief operating officer, Consolidated Fastfrate

Reader Profile

Tom Ciepichal: Centered On Supply Chain Strategy

Profile of Tom Ciepichal, vice president, operational excellence and supply chain, with Dover Energy, a segment of Dover Corporation

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Redefining Globalism?

Despite news reports that globalization is dead, other trends will offset the downward spiral. If we redefine what globalization means, we won’t miss the trend again and be surprised by the results.

Mitch Weseley

Online ExclusiveIT MattersMitch Weseley

The Whole Industry Is Struggling to Define TMS. Here's My Take.

With no standard terminology in an already-complex industry, it’s not surprising that so many TMS buyers have trouble figuring out the differences between solutions and which one best fits their needs. Here's how to cut through the confusion.

Sean Riley

IT MattersSean Riley

Today's Competitive Supply Chain: Digital, Smaller, More Resilient

As consumers demand a greater personal experience and more sophisticated product, the digital revolution will prove a competitive advantage to those who embrace it.

Jacob Olcott

Risks and RewardsJacob Olcott

Defending Your Supply Chain Against Hackers

As organizations continue to outsource, form partnerships and share data with third parties, a strong vendor risk management program that stays ahead or risks in the information supply chain has to be a top priority.

Helen Sabell

Online ExclusiveSmart MovesHelen Sabell

5 Hacks for Recruiting in Supply Chain Management

Finding the right candidate for your business is a challenge that requires broad advertising, rigorous interviews, and ultimately some give and take. Here are five hacks for outstanding recruiting in supply chain management.

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Find the right solutions, carriers and partners to drive efficiency in your supply chain operations and enable your enterprise to navigate the twists and turns, ups and downs of the coming year.

Brandon Stallard

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesBrandon Stallard

Why the 'Shareconomy' Is the Future of Logistics

The shared economy leverages shared access to goods and services to allow suppliers and consumers to redistribute and reuse excess capacity. Here's why the 'shareconomy' will be a supply chain game-changer and how professionals can begin moving in that direction.

Bill Ambrose

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain TechnologyBill Ambrose

Weighing In on the Latest Trends in Weighing Technology

Selecting effective weighing systems can boost supply chain operations. Time to weigh in on the latest developments and what supply chain professionals should look for in weighing technology.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Predictive Analytics Takes Forecasting to a New Level

Predictive analytics utilizes various statistical techniques and models that analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future.

Spencer Moore

Online ExclusiveViewpointSpencer Moore

Walmart’s ShippingPass Has Ended. What Retailers Should Do Next.

The e-commerce race is only heating up. Here's what small to mid-size retailers should do to stay in the game.

How-To

Ten Tips

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain

Many companies are finding that value-added logistics services can help to give their supply chain a competitive edge. Use this advice to add value to your supply chain.

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