Articles | July 2010

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Humanitarian Aid: The Logistics of Doing Good

Nonprofit organization MedShare distributes recovered medical supplies to the places of greatest need.

John Kuehn

Reader Profile

Flower Power: John Kuehn

ProFlowers' time- and temperature-sensitive shipments create plenty of challenges for John Kuehn, senior vice president of supply chain operations. Here's how he nips problems in the bud.


Jim Butts

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesJim Butts

10 Paths to Supply Chain Innovation

To move your business along the road to supply chain improvement, take a journey down these 10 paths to innovation.

Simon Kaye

Carriers Corner: Air, Ocean, Rail, Road TopicsSimon Kaye

Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

A failure to communicate is the primary reason that 3PL relationships fall apart, according to Inbound Logistics' annual third-party logistics survey.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Are You Talkin’ to Me?

To be successful, a close relationship between third-party logistics providers and their shipper customers requires a great deal of communication.

Joe Caston

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJoe Caston

Managing Labor Boosts Warehouse Operations

Labor management tools can help you determine if your workforce is performing at the level necessary to deliver cost-effective service to customers.

Jeffrey R. Brashares

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceJeffrey R. Brashares

How to Run a Logistics Job Fair

Holding a local job fair is an innovative approach to helping displaced logistics professionals find new jobs.

Dr. Jim Giermanski

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisDr. Jim Giermanski

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

Global supply chain visibility and detail can only be achieved by modern electronic data transmissions that are already available and can reduce the costs of international cargo movement.


Ten Tips

Choosing the Right Product Packaging

Packaging decisions can be complex. Here are 10 tips on choosing the right packaging for your products.


Past Issues


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3PLs to the Rescue

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Reshaping the Supply Chain

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2020 Logistics Planner

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Reader’s Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

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3PL Perspectives 2020

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