Articles | October 2019

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Case Studies

Online Exclusive

The Sky's the Limit for UPS With New FAA Drone Approval

On October 1st, 2019, UPS was the first company to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for a broad plan to use a fleet of drones to expand its package delivery options.

I.T. Toolkit

E-Commerce Fulfillment: No Pain, No Gain

Escalade Sports transforms supply chain to capture e-commerce growth, improve customer service levels, and better manage inventory and demand planning.

Reader Profile

Ashley Tyrner's Vision Bears Fruit

Ashley Tyrner sources fresh organic and natural produce, forms partnerships with farmers, works with shipping companies, and designs produce boxes that customers receive.

Commentary

Online ExclusiveLee Stacey, Product Evangelist at Thingstream

The IoT Supply Chain of the Future

There's no denying it: the supply chain will be changing in the coming years. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the transformation.

Online ExclusiveGreg Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Daseke

Driving the Efficiency of the U.S. Supply Chain

As the economy adjusts to a new level of output, improving the efficiency of the U.S. supply chain is essential to continued economic growth. Here's what you need to know.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Take the Current When It Serves

Supply chain managers face known and unknown challenges—with a certainty that they can and will succeed no matter the impediments.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

GOOD QUESTION | What's the 2020 supply chain buzzword or phrase?

Readers reveal the words and phrases that will have supply chain managers talking in 2020.

Pete Zimmerman

Green Landscape: Supply Chain SustainabilityPete Zimmerman

Tech Can Turn Your Supply Chain Into a Well-Oiled Green Machine

If they want to succeed, smart brands need to recognize the consequences of getting sustainability wrong. The future is in more eco-friendly practices, not just because customers demand them, but because it is the right thing to do for the planet.

Tom Maher

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyTom Maher

How Smarter, Stronger Supply Chains Improve the Customer Experience

Companies are turning “big supply chain data” into real insights that improve efficiency, bring products and services to market faster, and deliver differentiating customer value, all of which are key to remaining competitive in the new digital economy.

Debbie Lentz

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceDebbie Lentz

Five Tips to Achieve Career Success

Five top tips to achieving supply chain career success

Eric R. Byer and Mark M. Fisher

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisEric R. Byer and Mark M. Fisher

Why Freight Rail Needs Reform

Questionable demurrage policies and charges and the move toward Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), are making freight rail a less desirable option.

How-To

Ten Tips

Tackling E-Commerce Shipping

E-commerce is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives – putting pressure on retailers. Here are tips to help e-commerce shippers keep costs down and customers happy.

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