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Light Through the Cloud

Light Through the Cloud

Regina Andrew did more than survive the pandemic—it thrived. “If you didn’t do well in the home furnishing industry during the pandemic, then you were doing something wrong,” says Jim Bonomo, the company’s chief operating officer.

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Overseeing the Shift to E-Commerce

Overseeing the Shift to E-Commerce

In the midst of a global pandemic, managing peak-plus volumes, deploying automation technology, and overseeing the largest marketing initiative in GEODIS’s history is all in a day’s work for Mike Honious.

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Getting Into the Spirits

Getting Into the Spirits

Craft distillers like Montanya Distillers—which produces rum from its base in Crested Butte, Colorado, where the high altitude and cool temperatures allow for flavorful aging—typically have been limited to distributing products within their own state, or perhaps a few surrounding ones. If they venture farther afield, they risk falling out of compliance with the myriad regulations governing liquor distribution across the United States.

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An All-American Leader

Growing up around a family-owned business, establishing a tireless work ethic, and pursuing an early career as a teacher helped shape Jessica Tyler’s "open book" leadership style. Long before Jessica Tyler became an airline executive, she was an educator. "My earliest understanding of relationships and engagement came from being a teacher and coach," says Tyler, […]

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Sylvia Wilks: Kicking the Tires

Responsibilities: Build a quality supply chain from scratch that disrupts the market, drive a culture of continuous process improvement, and lead TireHub into the future as part of the executive business team. Experience: Chief procurement officer, Kimberly Clark Corporation; executive roles in global sourcing, supplier relations, international supply chain, soluble coffee operations, and other functions with […]

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Working Like a Dog to Fill Pet Food Surge Orders

Working Like a Dog to Fill Pet Food Surge Orders

When significant growth at all-natural pet food company The Honest Kitchen compelled leadership to rethink its omnichannel logistics strategy three years ago, the company turned to long-time partner Saddle Creek Logistics Services for solutions.

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SerVaas Laboratories Cleans Up with Business Intelligence

SerVaas Laboratories Cleans Up with Business Intelligence

When a company’s employee roster lists just about 100 workers, yet its products are sold in about one dozen countries, timely, accurate sales and inventory data is critical. Business intelligence (BI) solutions, however, have traditionally exceeded the budgets of small and mid-sized companies.

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Buddha Brands Embraces the Philosophy of Supply Chain Integration

Buddha Brands Embraces the Philosophy of Supply Chain Integration

Buddha Brands, a provider of plant-based food and beverage products, including Hungry Buddha keto bars and Thirsty Buddha coconut water, has seen tremendous growth during the past decade. To sustain its success, however, the company needed more robust integration between its electronic data interchange (EDI) solution and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Tonya Jackson: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Tonya Jackson is senior vice president and chief supply chain officer with Lexmark, a creator of imaging solutions and technologies. Responsibilities: Worldwide supply chain operations, including supply planning, global sourcing, hardware and supplies manufacturing, distribution and logistics, and managing shared service centers. Experience: Vice president, global supply chain operations; vice president, supplies operation and engineering; all […]

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Innovator of the Year

How much does Dave Cox believe in building partnerships with clients? Enough to walk away from a million-dollar account that wasn’t interested in the same goal.

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5 Must-Take Actions to Prepare for the 2020 Holiday Season

This year has been, and continues to be, unprecedented. Not since the Second World War have global supply chains been so dramatically interrupted. And given the integration of these global supply chains (thanks to the marvels of the integrated circuit) and advances in modern transportation, the disruption caused by COVID-19 is, arguably, unprecedented in modern […]

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West Pak Avocado Grows a Ripe 3PL Partnership

West Pak Avocado Grows a Ripe 3PL Partnership

Between 2007 and 2018, average avocado production around the globe grew by 5.3% annually, to about 6.4 million tons in 2018, according to Research and Markets. West Pak Avocado, an avocado grower and distributor based in Murrieta, California, has helped drive this increase.

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Top Hat and Tales

Stephanie Carter is the co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of Wallaroo Hat Company, a Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturer of stylish sun-protective hats, founded in 1999. Responsibilities: Supply chain logistics, overall operations, design, manufacturing, marketing, and human resources. Education: B.A. in Spanish and French language and literature, cum laude, New York University, 1989; J.D., University of […]

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