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Five Steps to Six Sigma Success

Five Steps to Six Sigma Success

A great way for distributors to improve processes and optimize space is to deploy Six Sigma methodologies. An effective starting point for introducing these methodologies into a company’s operation is through five-step (5S) projects.

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Gettin’ Giggy With It

Gettin’ Giggy With It

The gig economy’s impact on last-mile delivery and fulfillment expectations has not gone unnoticed by the retail and e-commerce behemoths. Acknowledging that impact, investment activity is spinning up this year. It seems odd but, despite finely tuned distribution systems, e-commerce leaders now feel they have to add to their “legacy” fulfillment infrastructure, technology, and expertise […]

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Your Supply Chain Reality in 5 Years: What ChatGPT Can’t Tell You

Your Supply Chain Reality in 5 Years: What ChatGPT Can’t Tell You

We asked our readers: How will supply chain management transform in the next five years? Here are the three major transformations supply chain managers can anticipate. 1. Adoption of advanced supply chain technology will be a major source of competitive advantage for companies. Platforms that improve human decision making and asset management will be areas […]

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Ukraine War’s Supply Chain Impact

Ukraine War’s Supply Chain Impact

In February 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. While this is a terrible humanitarian event, it also impacts the global economy. There are economic repercussions not only in Europe, but also across the globe, especially since the timing of the war was not ideal.

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Container Shipping Shifts Balance

Container Shipping Shifts Balance

The East Coast is back in fashion for import supply chains that rely on containerized ocean freight. However, for many small and mid-sized shippers with historic dependency on Southern California distribution hubs, old habits will be hard to break.

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