Articles | November 2015

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Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

The Sweet Smell of Success

A system developed by The Smart Cube pulls and aggregates information from all Elizabeth Arden’s contract manufacturers, providing a consolidated, accurate view of data across the company’s supply chain. The cosmetics giant now can see, in real time, the purchases its network of manufacturers makes on its behalf.


People Person

Bobby Harris, President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics, discusses the talent gap, entrepreneurship, the importance of keeping employees happy, and more.

Reader Profile

Sean Smith: Ingredients for a Great Career

Sean Smith, supply chain director at Agropur Ingredients, is always up for a logistics challenge.


Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Keep the Change

Inbound Logistics editor Felecia Stratton discovers that change management is not only a supply chain challenge.

Cynthia Bergmann

Fine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesCynthia Bergmann

Alleviating Gridlock: A Chicago Case Study

Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel released its report this month and made a number of recommendations to improve the flow of rail operations in the Chicago area.

Good Question

What is the Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain?

Readers weigh in on this month's question: What's the difference between logistics and supply chain?

Jeremy Bodenhamer

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJeremy Bodenhamer

Shipping for the Digital Age

In order to create a consistent end-to-end logistics system, shippers need to connect the technological dots. Find out how.

Jim Hayden

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJim Hayden

Optimizing the Holiday Supply Chain With Reliable ETA

Timeliness is top of mind during the holiday season. Here's how analytics can help shippers meet delivery spikes and prepare their supply chains.

Brent Daboub

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyBrent Daboub

Why Parcel Sorting Automation Can't Wait

As e-commerce continues to surge, the case for automation is now too compelling to ignore. One good way to start can be to automate parcel sorting at local and regional distribution centers. 

Howard Rosenberg

Reverse LogisticsHoward Rosenberg

Don't Just Liquidate, Seek Scalable Solutions

Reassessing your reverse logistics plan for customer returns and excess inventory is a must in today’s retail environment. Look beyond traditional methods and approach this obsolete merchandise as an opportunity (versus a headache) to positively impact your business margin.

James Kilkelly

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJames Kilkelly

IT Asset Disposition Is the Future of Reverse Logistics

As the need for the transportation of items with potentially sensitive data increases, companies must assess the data risks and work with an ITAD provider to deliver a secure chain of custody process flow.


Ten Tips

Selecting a Global Trade Management Tool

Selecting the right global trade management tool is important when looking to grow your business. Use these tips to select a global trade management tool to elevate your business.


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