Articles | June 2019

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Getting the Yard in Ship Shape

When Newell Brands Inc. experienced truckload loading issues, costly shipping and driver detention rates, transportation inefficiencies, and a lack of electronic logging device (ELD) data analysis it turned to Echo Global Logistics Inc.


Communicating in Real Time, All the Time

Profile of Scott Pruneau, CEO of ITS Logistics, Sparks, Nevada

Reader Profile

Losing Waste, Finding Value

Profile of Michael Wasson, chief operations officer with Tosca, a leading provider of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions for retailers and suppliers that are focused on the perishable food supply chain.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo


A series of convergent events are raising national supply chain costs at every touch but investing in processes and people, and aligning with phenomenal logistics partners will offset a good measure of the costs and increase customer satisfaction.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What's the most neglected part of the supply chain?

Readers reveal the parts of the supply chain that should gain more notice.

Pervinder Johar

Green Landscape: Supply Chain SustainabilityPervinder Johar

Operating a Purpose-Driven Supply Chain

For global brands that source raw materials, move products through global supply chains across borders and ultimately deliver a product or experience to a customer, understanding the impact of a supply chain is incredibly valuable.

Pete Butler

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdvicePete Butler

Filling the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Applying gig economy principles and predictive analytics capabilities can efficiently and effectively fill manufacturing workforce gaps.

Bill Mathews

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBill Mathews

Stop Calling It Backhaul

Why supply chain managers need to stop using the word backhaul and simply refer to them as loads.


Ten Tips

Maximizing Packaging Efficiency

Packaging is a significant element of the supply chain. Optimizing packaging strategy and processes can significantly impact your ability to maintain a smooth and efficient supply chain.


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