Articles | July 2019

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Robots and WMS: Living in a Materials World

Material Bank connects interior designers and architects with material manufacturers by streamlining the complex sampling process with the made4net’s warehouse management solution.


E-Commerce Raises the Snack Bar

Nature's Bakery turns to a third-party logistics provider, ITS Logistics, to launch a direct-to-consumer e-commerce channel for its snack bars.

I.T. Toolkit

Getting Shipments on the Right Track

To gain visibility to the location and condition of their shipments, no matter where in the world they might be, and no matter the transport mode, RFS turned to a solution from Tive Inc. that combines a tracker and software.


Culture Builder

Profile of Dante Fornari, CEO of Magnate Worldwide.

Reader Profile

Managing Risk and Building Resilience

Antonio Galvao, chief supply chain officer of DuBois Chemicals, recounts his history in global logistics and discusses what it takes to succeed.


Robert Boyle

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesRobert Boyle

Leveraging Real Time Information to Better Manage Logistics

Having strong, accessible data and experienced personnel is essential to managing successful supply chain operations.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

3PL Growth Spurt. Why?

In good times and in bad, world-class third-party logistics providers will continue to solve fundamental business challenges wrapped around supply chain operations.

Mary Lamie

EcoDevMary Lamie

Collaboration Grows Freight Economy

At the heart of St. Louis’ strategy to advance as a global trade hub is a focus on collaboration to strengthen and promote the region’s already robust freight network.

Ryan Webber

E_CommerceRyan Webber

Reinventing Logistics in the Age of Amazon

In today’s Amazon Age, retailers must do more than look for incremental improvements. Instead, they need to completely pivot their logistics to remain competitive.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What’s the quickest way to improve return logistics?

Readers reveal the fastest way to make reverse logistics operations more efficient.

Greg Satell

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyGreg Satell

Blockchain Moves Beyond the ‘Walled Garden’ Stage

Perhaps the greatest opportunity for blockchain technology is in helping to streamline supply chains.

Anne Sexton

Logistics ManagementAnne Sexton

4 Steps to Streamline Global Shipping

For global manufacturers, managing logistics and carriers across locations, countries, and regions is no easy task. But while shippers can’t control fickle global relations, they need not be at their mercy.

Dr. Zachary Williams

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceDr. Zachary Williams

How to Recruit and Retain the Best Interns

Determining the strategic role of supply chain internships and decisions around post-intern hiring.

John Sheehy

Supply Chain SecurityJohn Sheehy

Eight Ways to Minimize Supply Chain Risk

Consider all potential disruptions and ways to design your supply chain to keep it operational in the face of foreseeable and unforeseeable challenges.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

IBP and Lean: A Match Made in Heaven

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) uses an outside in type of thinking approach, which is more appropriate in today’s business world.

Gabrielle Griffith

Trade Compliance StrategistGabrielle Griffith

Training: The Hidden Value-Add

Offering trade compliance knowledge to your customers is a tremendous value-add to helping them achieve their reasonable care goals.


Ten Tips

Leveraging IoT in the Supply Chain

Here are 10 tips for leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in the supply chain.


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