This story examines three big paradigm shifts that are likely to occur in supply chains in the coming years: technologies to promote greater transformation efficiency; supply chains optimized for sustainability; and the digitized supply chain.
General Patton would survey the e-commerce battlefield where Walmart competes and conduct a threat assessment of every major competitor, especially Amazon.
Cross-industry supply chain models and innovative ways of monetizing assets help shippers and logistics providers drive efficiencies
Give yourself an excuse to stay inside and open up a book you've been meaning to read. These titles will help you catch up on the latest deep dives into the world of logistics.
From establishing secondary suppliers to setting up alternative routes, here’s a look at how Plan B strategies can keep you up and running even during extreme weather events.
E-commerce growth and warehouse labor shortages create the perfect storm for online retailers. Undaunted, companies face these challenges with ongoing technology, equipment, and warehouse space innovations.
Better matching demand to supply and adjusting contracts, tendering, and invoice auditing strategies can help shippers control transportation costs as rates rise in 2020.
Smaller ports can often save time, lower costs, and provide superior customer service than larger coastal ports. Here are seven hidden advantages offered by ports off the beaten water path.
Industry leaders look to the future, offering advice and strategies to help you successfully navigate the year ahead.
The clearer your RFP, the easier it will be for 3PLs to understand your requirements and provide you with the information you need to make an informed selection.
Take a look at the top ten Inbound Logistics articles that got readers buzzing in 2019.
Here’s how to integrate demand and supply initiatives and techniques into your procurement strategies.
Take a look at the strategies that retailers and their service partners use to improve last-mile delivery for direct-to-consumer sales.
From tariff and trade wars to new trade agreements and updated Incoterms, 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year for global shippers.
Electronics suppliers, distributors, and retailers address high-voltage challenges–from shorter product life cycles to price erosion and unpredictable tariffs—with technology and changing business processes.
Supply chain professionals working in small and mid-sized businesses often operate with little margin for error. Taking calculated, thoughtful risks can pay off.
Third-party logistics providers are future-proofing supply chains, using a toolbox filled with business insights, predictive capabilities, and other new solution sets.
Chemical company BASF Corp. improves real-time visibility of its transportation operations and moves towards predictive supply chain activities with Transplace and Descartes’ MacroPoint solutions.
Zulily’s 72-hour shopping events rely on a point-of-ship supply chain model running on homegrown warehouse management software.
Bumble Bee Foods is using the SAP® Cloud Platform Blockchain service to trace the journey of yellowfin tuna from the Indonesian ocean to the dinner table.
A leadershp profile of Robert Sappio, CEO, SeaCube Container Leasing.
Frank Armetta, global vice president of supply chain with Sabra Dipping Company, discusses the hummus company's warehouse transformation, how he leads his team, and insight into his career journey.
Companies and consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and shifting from a traditional linear supply chain to a circular one. By reducing the demand for manufactured products, we can reduce the toxicity and volume of waste that end up in landfills.
3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics Perspectives
A business looking to outsource part or all of its logistics to a 3PL should consider a variety of factors to identify a logistics provider that is part tactical service provider and part strategic business partner.
Carriers Corner: Air, Ocean, Rail, Road Topics
Using containerization in place of the traditional roll-on roll-off, or Ro-Ro, transport style has many advantages to the driver, the automotive supplier and the consumer.
Inbound Logistics editor Felecia Stratton checks in with readers and reviews the practical information in the January 2020 issue that shippers can put to use right away.
For many U.S. manufacturers and distributors scouting new locations, inland ports are emerging as a commercially viable solution.
Take a look at the facts surrounding the New Silk Road, which has the potential to act as a high-speed internet connection for transporting goods.
Industry professionals share whether they think the supply chain management function will be obsolete in the next 10 years.
Green Landscape: Supply Chain Sustainability
Climate change is influencing how consumers decide to purchase products and choose partnerships. How can supply chain leaders incorporate green practices while maintaining profit margins?
IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology
Here are the top three ways data analytics and AI can transform your supply chain.
A checklist of five critical questions to ask before booking your next cross-border load.
Fearing the flood of post-holiday returns? An optimized reverse logistics strategy may be the answer.
Risks and Rewards: Risk Management Strategies
Your company can be exposed to unpredictable theft at any time, which can negatively impact your revenues and your reputation. Here are some simple tips to help protect your shipments, customers, and industry stature.
Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education Advice
The supply chain workplace of today faces significant disruption and begs the question: What should businesses be doing to embrace these changes?
The Lean Supply Chain
While Artificial Intelligence is not a new concept, what has changed is the power of computing, cloud-based service options and the applicability of AI to supply chain and logistics.
Trade Compliance Strategist
When used correctly, Incoterms identifies the responsibilities sellers and buyers have in international transactions between countries.
Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain Analysis
Amazon's launching of a full-service freight brokerage has a number of implications for supply chain professionals—some obvious and some not so clear.
Having a better understanding of what our customers need, combined with the wider picture we’re capturing from thousands of data points, enables us to work even more effectively for our customers.
Just because your logistics provider is the subject-matter expert, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything that they can learn from you.
Bid management software can collect responses automatically within seconds of the carrier submitting them which allows you to focus on strategic initiatives with the time saved.
In order to make 2020 better than years past, shippers must make this New Year’s resolution: Get the data right before the product leaves the dock.
Now more than ever before, shippers should consider working with an experienced managed transportation service provider that has a large, dedicated network of carrier partners and deep relationships with these partners.
As eCommerce continues to increase globally, shippers have to navigate customs to support their omnichannel strategy.
Variable costs offer an ideal way for many shippers to keep money in their proverbial pocket. Fixed costs can be converted to variable costs by enlisting a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.
Managing peak period shipment volume is a structural challenge in the U.S. economy. Thomas Eldridge Campbell, chief strategy officer of Capacity, shares five techniques that can help warehouses maintain service level agreements during peak demand periods.
3PLs can become an ally for their customers in the event of a loss, damage, or delay, providing outstanding customer service and support.
Multiple orders moving the same day to the same customer but on different bills of lading add up costs for shippers. The solution is to consolidate them.
Leaning on 30 years of experience shipping in Mexico, CFI delivered concert equipment for a well-known pop music group tour in North America.
Read how Suddath secured a long-term partnership with medical device manufacturer after managing its overflow product through warehouse management and value-added services.
Holman partners with OneTrack to bring AI solutions to the issue of forklift accidents.
By leveraging Kuebix and an integration with NetSuite, equipment parts importer Summit Supply ensures every order is shipped with the quickest, least expensive option to maximize savings and service.
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