Articles | June 2016

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I.T. Toolkit

Cloud-Based Route Planning? That Would Be Ideal!

Wholesale distributor Ideal Supply re-routed its delivery network through the cloud with the help of logistics technology provider Descartes.


AGT Global Logistics Founder and CEO Angela Eliacostas: Unstoppable Force

Profile of Angela Eliacostas, founder and CEO of AGT Global Logistics

Reader Profile

Kendra Austin: Dedicated to Diversity

Profile of Kendra Austin, Director, Supplier Diversity, Express Scripts


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Freshening Up

Healthy living/clean eating lifestyles are impacting the grocery supply chain. What do food companies need to do to adapt?

Nerijus Poskus

Online ExclusiveEcoDevNerijus Poskus

How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Shake Up U.S. Shipping

The Panama Canal expansion, completed on June 26, 2016, will have an ever-widening impact on cargo flow across North America. Here's how the culmination of this decade-long expansion project will rewrite the rules of shipping.

Eric Geerts

Online ExclusiveFine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesEric Geerts

SOLAS Container Weight Verification: What Shippers Need to Know Now

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) implemented the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirement to verify container weight as a condition to load marine cargo into a ship. It recently issued a memo on how to enforce the requirement for three months after July 1, 2016 when it will go into effect. How should shippers interpret this update?

Chris Cotter

Fine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesChris Cotter

Lifting the Fog on Extreme Caution Driving

When inclement weather affects visibility or traction, commercial drivers must reduce speed and cease operations when those conditions become sufficiently dangerous.

Good QuestionInbound Logistics

GOOD QUESTION | What are the characteristics of a great supply chain?

Readers weigh in on the characteristics of a great supply chain.

Eytan Buchman

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyEytan Buchman

Enterprise Technology Freight Train Finally Reaches Logistics Sector

Increased funding, bigger ideas, and changing mindsets are setting the stage for the explosive growth of enterprise technology in the logistics sector.

Gary Hanifan

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyGary Hanifan

Goodbye, Linear Supply Chain. Hello, Digital Supply Network

Connected, intelligent, scalable, and rapid, the digital supply network is ready to be deployed today. Companies may hold on to the dying linear supply chain, but they are closing themselves off from a strategy that operates at a lower price point and enables growth.

Tom Collins

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyTom Collins

How Real-Time Information Can Transform Your Supply Chain

Enhancing supply chains with real-time visibility gives shippers the insight and details needed to operate quickly, accurately, and more effectively than ever before.

ML Peck

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceML Peck

Is Your Company Millennial Friendly?

When it comes to attracting millennial job candidates, the supply management sector has a decided advantage, but how can companies retain them? Here are three actions ISM’s ML Peck recommends.


Ten Tips

Making Your Distribution Data Work For You

When used effectively, data can help retailers improve customer service, website experience, and overall supply chain and shipping processes.


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