Articles | January 2019

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Tracking Resins Avoids a Sticky Situation

Aurora Plastics automates resin off-loading process and avoids costly inventory and quality management errors with RFID reader hardware from Janam Technologies and customized software applications from Quest Integrated Solutions.

I.T. Toolkit

Automated EDI Brings Benefits as Far as Eyebobs Can See

A direct, automated EDI connection between its ERP system and retail partners gives eyebobs 20/20 visibility to its omnichannel orders.


A No-Fail Mentality and Sheer Force of Will

Profile of Jeff Cohen, chief operating officer, G&D Integrated

Reader Profile

Mark Bakker: Change Agent

A profile of Mark Bakker, head of supply chain operations, Americas, with HP Inc.


Andrew Berke and Charles Boesch

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesAndrew Berke and Charles Boesch

Using Technology to Cut Freight Costs

Here are ways to reduce freight expense while improving service outside of securing reduced freight rates from LTL, truckload, parcel and expedited services carriers.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

When Worlds Collide

Online retailers are winning in the market with all types of consumers, even in manufacturing industrial products.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

When Worlds Combine

Inbound Logistics continues to provide actionable content to help drive supply chain change.

Chris Mehlfelder

E_CommerceChris Mehlfelder

Maximizing Global E-Commerce Profits

The trends affecting supply chains require an agile approach

Peter Belden

Global LogisticsPeter Belden

Using FTZs to Treat Pharma Challenges

In the U.S., foreign trade zones (FTZs) may be part of the solution pharmaceutical companies are looking for, but only if manufacturers understand what they are, their potential benefits, and how to best use them.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

Good Question: What's your best supply chain tip?

Industry professionals share their best supply chain tips.

Mohammed (Mo) Hajibashi

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyMohammed (Mo) Hajibashi

Today's Technology, Tomorrow's Demand

The trends affecting supply chains require an agile approach

Jeff Lau

Logistics ManagementJeff Lau

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for 2019?

Here are a few of the key trends and topics that logistics buyers can expect to hear and see more of in 2019.

Andrea McFarling

Reverse LogisticsAndrea McFarling

Minimize Returns While Improving Sales

Minimizing costs and even making a profit in reverse logistics is critical to an e-commerce company’s health. Here are some ways to do that.

Chad Storlie

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceChad Storlie

Six Ways to Develop Character in Leaders

Character is one of the central attributes of a great leader and one of the hardest leadership characteristics to develop.

MaryAnn Holder

Supply Chain SecurityMaryAnn Holder

Fighting Counterfeit Products

As pharmaceutical and food supply chains become more global, these two industries are at particular risk for fraud, substitution, and counterfeiting. Consumers are demanding more transparency and safety adherence as these issues arise.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Riding Out the Rapids

A lean, agile supply chain helps companies anticipate and minimize the impact of disruptions.

Jack Tarkoff

Trade Compliance StrategistJack Tarkoff

The Cure for Meeting Pharma Requirements

Complying with global regulations regarding pharmaceuticals without collaboration and system interoperability represents a significant challenge for trading partners.

John McDonald

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJohn McDonald

Driver Shortage or Lack of Innovation?

Here are a few ways to think differently about the truck driver shortage to make the industry more efficient and technology friendly.


Ten Tips

Choosing a Third-Party Logistics Provider

10 tips to help navigate through the third-party logistics provider selection process to get the most value out of a 3PL partner.


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