Articles | September 2019

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FSVP Inspections Are Underway—Is Your Foreign Food Supplier Ready?

To combat foreign foodborne illnesses, the U.S. government recently introduced regulations to hold importers accountable for what is brought into the United States and sold to American consumers: The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Here, we examine the FSVP and what U.S.-based importers need to know to consistently and effectively ensure compliance.

I.T. Toolkit

Kicking the Tires on an IoT Solution

Tire manufacturer Michelin is a shipper with a massive global footprint and complex demands. With headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin operates 121 production facilities in 17 countries; those facilities produced approximately 190 million tires in 2017. With a presence in 170 countries, distributing products across the globe is a challenging and sophisticated operation.


Sensing a Supply Chain Career

Profile of Steve Sensing, president, Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), Ryder System.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

An Enterprising Change

A small change in Inbound Logistics' tag line – from logistics to enterprises – recognizes the massive business shift in the way shippers drive excellence.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

GOOD QUESTION | What’s the first thing to look for when selecting a logistics partner?

Readers share what you should look for to find an optimal logistics partner.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

The View From the Control Tower

Control towers can be a critical component in managing a lean and agile supply chain.

Bill Michels

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBill Michels

Tariffs: Is it Time to Rethink What Goes Where?

Three messages for companies trying to adapt to the new tariffs and rules of U.S. trade with China.


Ten Tips

Optimizing the Last Mile

Doing the final mile correctly leads to repeat business and loyal customers, but last mile processes involve more than just a truck and driver.


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