Articles | August 2018

Feature Stories

Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

Inventory System Makes Mama and Data Proud

After Carter's implements a cloud-based platform, inventory management and supply chain visibility become child's play.

LeaderSHIP

Fail Fast, Then Move On

Jim Barnes did not have a mentor at the start of his career. "No one taught me how to become a leader," recalls Barnes, chief executive officer of enVista, an Indianapolis-based supply chain consultancy and software firm.

Reader Profile

Erik Snyder Keeps His Spirits Up

Erik Snyder, president of North America supply and procurement with Diageo, oversees Diageo's end-to-end supply chain and procurement operation in North America, including sourcing raw materials, distillation, manufacturing, packaging, planning, and customer service.

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Returning Experience

The war between the retail/e-commerce customer experience and increasing costs is heating up, thanks to the impact that rising transportation prices are having on the retail process. That trend plagues e-commerce players and retailers, both large and small.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

Good Question: What's your best time-management tip?

Readers tell us the best ways to manage time with a busy schedule.

Michael Gravier

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyMichael Gravier

Leveraging Technology: Put Strategy First

Tech trends enable strategies that are reshaping global supply chains. These new technologies complement each other; used in combination they create synergies far beyond their individual impacts. Here are five key strategies that technologies of the near future will empower.

Doug Collins

Risks and Rewards: Risk Management StrategiesDoug Collins

5 Tactics for Managing the Unexpected

No supply chain is immune from risk, and the farther a company's supply chain traverses the globe, the more opportunity for things to go awry.

Ben Conwell

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBen Conwell

Will Airbnb for Warehouses Take Off?

On-demand services are becoming so much a part of our daily lives that millennials can't imagine a world before Uber or Postmates. Now, on-demand service is becoming a reality in the logistics real estate sector.

How-To

Ten Tips

Moving Cross-border Shipments

As your suppliers and customers become more geographically diverse, more of your supply chain and customer experience depends on moving shipments through Customs accurately and without delay.

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