Articles | January 2015

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Building a Bridge to Continuous Improvement

Tired of relying on e-mail blasts to place freight, L.B. Foster ups its game with a third-party solution that has transformed the enterprise.

I.T. Toolkit

The Luxury of Logistics Excellence

To expand its footprint in the luxury accessories market, Royce Leather indulged in a solution that connects it to new customers and streamlines fulfillment. That’s how Royce rolls.

Reader Profile

Eelco de Graaf: Four-Continent Career

Eelco de Graaf, vice president, supply chain operations at Lewis-Goetz and Company, is responsible for purchasing, shipping, manufacturing, and operational excellence.


Tom Patterson

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesTom Patterson

Six Secrets to Controlling Supply Chain Costs Without Sacrificing Service

Saving a few bucks doesn’t always mean throwing the customer under the bus.

John Lloyd

Carriers Corner: Air, Ocean, Rail, Road TopicsJohn Lloyd

How to Close the Supply Chain Talent Gap

All logistics and transportation stakeholders must work together to eliminate the supply chain talent gap.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Talent Gap: How Did We Get Here?

A review of the important mile markers in supply chain management that brought us to present day shows we have made progress, but there is more work to be done.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Talent Gap: Where Are We Going?

ThomasNet, ISM and Inbound Logistics partner to create the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program to recognize the brightest young stars in supply chain management today.

Lake Ray

EcoDevLake Ray

How to Choose a Business-Friendly Site

Areas like Northeast Florida actively work to make their local climate a business-friendly one.

Chris Miget

Green Landscape: Supply Chain SustainabilityChris Miget

Reimagining Molded Pulp Packaging: It’s Not Just For Eggs Anymore

Many manufacturers have turned to molded pulp as an environmentally friendly packaging alternative.

Rich Becks

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyRich Becks

Supply Chain Resilience: Turning Risk Into Opportunity

Managing supply chain risk means recognizing that things won’t always go according to plan, and having the right infrastructure in place to succeed even through the unexpected.

Joe Langner

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJoe Langner

Filling the Manufacturing Skills Gap With Technology

How manufacturers can use technology to stretch the capabilities of their existing workforce.

Rex Beck

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceRex Beck

The Human Factor: What is Technology Without Leadership?

All the technology in the world won’t help an organization improve if they don’t have what it takes in the leadership department.

Marcia Faschingbauer

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisMarcia Faschingbauer

Contingency Planning Keeps Freight Moving

Carriers need to be ready to keep freight moving no matter what gets in the way.

James Min

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJames Min

Customs Compliance: Small Mistakes Can Lead to Big Problems

Before entering the international trade arena, shippers must understand the stakes involved in regulatory compliance.

Thierry Tosi

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisThierry Tosi

Managing the Aerospace Supply Chain

Increases in public and private aircraft demand have aerospace supply chain stakeholders changing the way they get things done.


Ten Tips

Choosing a Route Planning System

A route planning systems can drastically reduce the time it takes to plan your transportation schedule. Other benefits include lower mileage and fuel usage, decreased carbon emissions, and increased customer service.


Past Issues


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3PLs to the Rescue Cover

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3PLs to the Rescue

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Reshaping the Supply Chain Cover

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Reshaping the Supply Chain

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2020 Logistics Planner Cover

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2020 Logistics Planner

(128 pages • 16.6 MB PDF)

Reader’s Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards Cover

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Reader’s Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

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3PL Perspectives 2020

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