Articles | July 2017

Feature Stories

Case Studies

DC Solutions

Improving Food Distribution: Knife, Spoon, and Forklift

Technology from Crown Equipment helps a fine foods supplier optimize its order-picking process.

e-Tales

Green E-tailer Fertilizes The Bottom Line 

Sustainable products company Grove Collaborative grows its bottom line by using a data analytics platform to cut shipping costs and optimize fulfillment.

I.T. Toolkit

Sofa So Good: Software Upgrade Bolsters Furniture Company’s Growth

Furniture retailer upgrades its warehouse management system to furnish growth.

LeaderSHIP

Empowering the Shipper

Profile of Dan Clark, founder and president of the logistics technology firm Kuebix, in Maynard, Mass.

Reader Profile

Joe Bobko: Not Boxed In

Profile on Joe Bobko, vice president of transportation with Boxed Wholesale, an online wholesale shopping club.

Commentary

Michael Khalil

3PL LineMichael Khalil

3 Ways Your 3PL Can Help You Overcome E-commerce Challenges

By collaborating with a knowledgeable third-party logistics (3PL) provider, shippers can add both scale and visibility to their supply chain.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Bad News, Good News

What do new buying trends mean for those providing logistics solutions to you, especially if your logistics partners are not market monsters?

David Welsh
Mary Anne Mellow and Timothy R. Tevlin

Fine PrintMary Anne Mellow and Timothy R. Tevlin

Updated Uniform Bill Of Lading Changes: Are You at Risk?

The new update shifts the burden of proving negligence in transport from the carrier or party in possession to the shipper. Here’s what you should know.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What’s the most important question you should ask a potential 3PL partner?

Shippers share the most probing and effective questions to ask potential 3PL partners.

Henry Canitz

Green LandscapeHenry Canitz

How to Grow a Green Supply Chain

In today’s competitive environment, sustainability must improve profitability and reduce risk.

Michael Meyer

IT MattersMichael Meyer

How New Technology is Boosting Human Potential in the Supply Chain

A new opportunity for significantly better operational performance is emerging due to advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and prescriptive analytics.

Michael Good

Reverse LogisticsMichael Good

5 Steps to Preventing Brand Damage When Your Product Fails

With the proper planning and systems in place, a recall can be managed effectively to mitigate financial and legal risk, as well as prevent irreparable brand damage.

Ken Fong

Smart MovesKen Fong

Why Aren’t There More Veterans in Logistics?

People transitioning out of the military possess many skills that directly apply to a career in logistics. Yet a post-military career in logistics remains a largely untapped opportunity. Here’s how to change that.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Stay Competitive with a Flexible TMS

Volatile demand, shrinking lead times, and new consumption patterns have impacted transportation systems in many ways. That makes it ever more important to maintain an agile, flexible supply chain to gain a competitive advantage.

Gabrielle Griffith

Trade Compliance SpecialistGabrielle Griffith

Leverage Your Freight Forwarder to Boost Your Compliance Program

Consider the following four core elements when assessing and establishing your freight forwarder partnership in order to boost your internal compliance program.

Robert Hooper

ViewpointRobert Hooper

Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Is Upon Us

The advent of autonomous vehicles is nothing short of a revolution. For the logistics world, it could mean a near end to human-caused accidents and could single-handedly eliminate the driver shortage problem.

How-To

Ten Tips

Making Vendor Managed Inventory Work

VMI is a way for suppliers to manage re-supply by monitoring customer stock levels and forward demand that optimizes working capital with service levels. Use these tips for best managing the VMI relationship.

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